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Arkansas Cotton Varieties

The Cotton Breeding Program develops non-GMO cotton lines adapted to Arkansas. The program focuses on Host plant resistance, high fiber quality, and earliness.

Varieties since program beginnings

varieties developed since 2010

UA222

most grown non-GMO variety in the US

Current Varieties

UA212ne

Released in 2018, UA212ne is a high yielding, widely adapted, nectarless variety. The nectarless trait is beneficial for pest avoidance and makes the variety bee-friendly. 

Currently available for license and commercialization

UA114

Released in 2017, UA114 is an short-season high yielding conventional variety. It is widely-adapted and consistently performs well across multiple environments.

Registration of ‘UA114’ Cotton Cultivar

UA107

Released in 2017, UA107 is an okra-leaf variety that replaces UA103. UA107 has consistently produced higher yields, longer fiber length and lower micronaire than UA103.

Registration of ‘UA107’ Cotton Cultivar

UA 107 News Release

UA222

Released in 2013, UA222 is a very widely adapted conventional cotton variety with good fiber quality and stable yields. UA222 has a well-rounded disease and insect resistance package.

Registration of ‘UA222’ Cotton Cultivar  
Article about UA222 

UA48

Released in 2010, UA48 is an early well-adapted cotton variety suited for cotton production in both the Delta and Texas. UA48 has excellent fiber quality that has set a new industry standard. 

Registration of ‘UA48’ Cotton Cultivar

UA212ne

Released in 2018, UA212ne is a high yielding, widely adapted, nectarless variety. The nectarless trait is beneficial for pest avoidance and makes the variety bee-friendly. 

Currently available for license and commercialization

UA114

Released in 2017, UA114 is an short-season high yielding conventional variety. It is widely-adapted and consistently performs well across multiple environments.

Registration of ‘UA114’ Cotton Cultivar

UA107

Released in 2017, UA107 is an okra-leaf variety that replaces UA103. UA107 has consistently produced higher yields, longer fiber length and lower micronaire than UA103.

Registration of ‘UA107’ Cotton Cultivar

UA 107 News Release

UA222

Released in 2013, UA222 is a very widely adapted conventional cotton variety with good fiber quality and stable yields. UA222 has a well-rounded disease and insect resistance package.

Registration of ‘UA222’ Cotton Cultivar  
Article about UA222 

UA48

Released in 2010, UA48 is an early well-adapted cotton variety suited for cotton production in both the Delta and Texas. UA48 has excellent fiber quality that has set a new industry standard. 

Registration of ‘UA48’ Cotton Cultivar