U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Releases 3 breeding Lines of Upland Cotton

Three new cotton breeds developed by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have been introduced to both the private and public spheres. The new breeds “are resistant to common cotton diseases… [and] show at least moderate resistance to tarnished plant bug.” The importance of having hearty and disease-resistant cotton strains cannot be understated. Due to the role a changing climate has in the cotton industry, and in agriculture more generally, it is critical to develop these stronger cotton breeds that can stand up to the changing elements. 

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