NATIONAL CULTIVAR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COTTON – 2019/20
Cotton cultivar recommendations are made by Cotton SA in conjunction with experts in the cotton industry. The cultivars recommended for the different areas are legally registered for planting in the RSA. In compiling the recommendations, the following aspects were taken into account:
- Fibre length
- Fibre strength
- Fibre percentage
- Good adaptability and tolerance to disease.
The recommendations were made after considering these factors per area. The regions are classified according to temperature and altitude. The recommendations per area include the following:
- Cultivars with acceptable potential
- Planting dates for each cultivar
- Optimal plant population per cultivar.