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