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The official cotton variety testing program (OVT) evaluates the performance of commercial and experimental cotton varieties. Varieties were tested at three non-irrigated locations during 2014. All locations were planted using a two row Seed Research Equipment Solutions Classic Aire planter. All locations were harvested using a 2-row John Deere 9930 cotton picker modified with a system to collect cotton in mesh bags for weighing. The 2014 OVT received 51 entries from five seed companies. Each company was charged an entry fee for each hybrid per location entered. Five extra varieties were entered in the Suffolk trial #1 location as part of a regional variety testing program protocol.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
January 30, 2015