2010 Cotton Variety Trial Application

James A. Hayes  |  2/1/2010 9:02:29 PM

 

Red River Research Station

262 Research Station Dr.
Bossier City, LA 71112
(318) 741-7430 Ext. 1205
FAX: (318) 741-7433

MEMORANDUM

Date: January 22, 2010

To: Participants of the 2010 Louisiana Cotton Variety Test

From: Bobby Golden and Jim Hayes
Red River Research Station
Bossier City, Louisiana

Re: Cotton Variety and Strain Tests for 2010

Attached are entry forms for the 2010 Cotton OVT and the Commercial Strain Tests for Louisiana. Please review the instructions and return the application by March 1, 2010.

In 2010, we anticipate conducting the following tests at 4 locations.

Test Location

Test

Soil Type

Bossier City

Early and Medium Maturing

Norwood Very Fine Sandy Loam

Bossier City

Commercial Strains Test +

Norwood Very Fine Sandy Loam

Bossier City

Root-knot Nematode Screening*

Norwood Very Fine Sandy Loam

Alexandria

Early and Medium Maturing

Norwood Silt Loam

Alexandria

Early and Medium Maturing

Moreland Clay

Alexandria

Commercial Strains Test +

Norwood Silt Loam

Winnsboro

Early and Medium Maturing Non-Irrigated

Gigger Silt Loam

Winnsboro

Early and Medium Maturing Irrigated

Gigger Silt Loam

Winnsboro

Commercial Strains Test +

Gigger Silt Loam

St. Joseph

Early and Medium Maturing

Commerce Silt Loam

St. Joseph

Early and Medium Maturing

Sharkey Clay

St. Joseph

Commercial Strains Test +

Commerce Silt Loam

+ The commercial strains test will be conducted if enough varieties are submitted for this test.*Selected varieties will be included in the root-knot screening test at Bossier City.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Jim Hayes

Attachment

Louisiana Cotton Variety Testing Program

The 2010 Louisiana Cotton OVT will be conducted at four locations which represent the major cotton growing regions of the state. These locations are: Dean Lee Research Station, Alexandria; Northeast Research Station, St. Joseph; Northeast Research Station (Macon Ridge Branch), Winnsboro; and Red River Research Station, Bossier City. Entries at each location are placed in one of two tests based on the submitting company’s designation as either early maturing or medium maturing. Companies submitting varieties determine the appropriate maturity group test for their variety. At least two standard varieties will be included for comparison purposes in both tests.

If a large number of entries are submitted for the OVT a separate “first year variety test” may be conducted at each location to accommodate varieties that have not been tested at least once in the past. The state variety testing Coordinator may request additional information on submitted varieties. Entries that do not have a proven record should be entered in the state strain tests. The variety testing fee is $900 per entry to be included in all four locations in Louisiana and a submission of 15 pounds of seed for each entry are required for testing at all locations.

Seed for all tests must be acid-delinted. Fungicide treatment is optional, but recommended. Do not treat entries with systemic insecticides/nematicides. Having some entries treated with a systemic chemical may give those cultivars an advantage over entries not so treated. This would add uncontrolled variability to the tests which cannot be removed statistically. All seed will be treated by the LSU AgCenter with Orthene andrecommended rates of Temik and fungicide will be applied in-furrow to all entries. Please provide documentation of any fungicide seed treatment on each entry that you submit for testing in Louisiana.

If enough entries are submitted, the strain tests will be conducted at Alexandria, St. Joseph, Bossier City and Winnsboro, Louisiana. These tests are conducted in a similar manner to the variety tests. Strain entries will be prioritized in the event that the test becomes too large for all entries. The fee for the strain test is $125 per entry per location and two pounds of seed are required for each location ($500 per entry for all four locations and eight pounds of seed are required). Please indicate the desired locations for testing.

Experimental strains will be used for testing purposes only. Seed will not be distributed, used for increases, or used as parents in crosses without permission. Seed submitted for variety testing may also be used in other evaluations including nematode, disease, insect and herbicides studies.

Please complete the attached entry form with the variety nameand the official brand name of your variety and/or strain as you would like them to appear in the 2010 Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station reports. Also, indicate which maturity group you would like each variety tested in and list all entries in order of priority. Please identify all transgenic varieties and strains; this will aid in pest control.

If any varieties may be marketed under multiple brand names, please include the variety number for each entry as it will be listed on the seed label.

Return/email entry form to:                                    Phone: (318) 741-7430 (ext. 1205)

Jim Hayes (Jhayes@agctr.lsu.edu)                              Fax: (318) 741-7433
Red River
Research Station 
                                                                                Email:
Jhayes@agctr.lsu.edu
PO Box 8550
Bossier City, LA 71113-8550

Send seed Freight or UPS to:

Jim Hayes
262 Research Station Drive
Bossier City, LA 71112

Deadlines for all tests are as follows: Receipt of list of varieties — March 1, 2010
                                                      
Receipt of seed — March 14, 2010

Please contact Jim Hayes if there is any delay in shipping seed intended for testing.

Please send seed as early as possible.

2010

Louisiana Variety and Strain Test

Test Application

Name:

Address:

Institution:

Phone:

Fax:

Email:

ENTRIES: List all entries in order of priority. List transgenic traits if they are not clearly suffixed at the end of variety/strain name.

Cotton Variety Test ($900 per entry)

Early Maturing Varieties Medium Maturing Varieties

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Cotton Strain Test ($125 per location)

Note: Specify location and maturity group.

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Please return completed entry application and seed. Please do not send fees until bill is received.

Jim Hayes

Red River Research Station

PO Box 8550

Bossier City, LA 71113-8550

Phone: (318) 741-7430 Ext. 1205

Fax: (318) 741-7433

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