3,612 test scores on 21 verities of fiber and seed traits from 2019 Regional Breeders Testing Network (RBTN) available, where 3,444 of 15 fiber quality and yield traits from 11 locations and 168 of seed oil and protein contents from 4 locations.
32,722 new images from NCGC (National Cotton Germplasm Collection) Characterization Project added. These images were collected between 2014-2018 from College Station, Texas, and 2016-2017 from the Cotton Winter Nursery in Costa Rica.
Dr. Fred Bourland, professor and center director of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Arkansas, recently spoke about the changes in cotton breeding over past 50 years. As recommended "to share, especially with graduate students who may not be aware of the many significant changes that have occurred in 50 years of cotton improvement between 1970 and 2020" by Dr.
164 QTLs (122 morphological traits and 42 fiber quality or yield traits) added and searchable at CottonGen. Go to www.cottongen.org/find/qtl, select 'QTL' then 'Search' to view all available QTLs. Or search QTLs by any combination of species, trait category, trait name, published symbol or label.