Deltapine® is premium
cotton that cares.

Quality and
since 1915.

Bayer Crop Science’s Deltapine® Brand Cotton applies leadership in breeding, biotechnology, chemistry, biologicals, and data science to unlock new potential and provide growers with tailored solutions that continue to provide for maximized yield potential and premium fiber quality.
Why? Because Deltapine® shares the same dedication that our growers do. They constantly updated their product portfolios to address growers’ changing needs. Built on a foundation of elite genetics, their unmatched investment in research and development, an extensive global breeding program, vast collection of cotton germplasm and rigorous region-specific testing, deliver results season after season.
A History of Innovation

Deltapine® is built on innovations stretching back to 1915. Our focus on moving forward continues today with unmatched investment in biotechnology research, grower feedback, and rigorous testing. That’s why Deltapine® cotton continues to improve in yield and fiber quality, while increasing critical efficiencies in key regenerative farming practices: Water Stewardship, Soil Conservation, Pest Management, and Energy Efficiency.



Parental Germ Progeny

Deltapine® Acala 90 cotton variety quickly gains market share because of proven adaptability and premium fiber quality. Acala 90 is used as the parental germ in the development of many varieties in the U.S and internationally



First of lts Kind

The first cotton genetically engineered to be resistant bollworms®, called Bollgard, is commercialized in Deltapine® varieties NuCotn 33B and NuCotn 35B.



Testing Limited Water

Monsanto begins extensive water utilization trials with its Deltapine® cotton varieties to improve production in low water scenarios



Cream of the Crop

At one Mississippi gin, DP 1321 B2RF turns out bales with near-perfect quality grades, attracting attention from media, cotton buyers and the entire industry, showcasing fiber quality advancements alongside yield potential.



The Evolution of Roundup Ready®

The first Deltapine® Bollgard ll® XtendFlex® cotton varieties are launched, offering insect protection and the industry’s first 3 way herbicide-tolerant stack.



Technology Launch

ThryvOn Technology, the industry’s first cotton biotechnology trait to provide protection against tarnished plant bugs and thrips species is launched in the U.S. The simple, built-in technology will help protect cotton and can reduce insecticide applications for tarnished plant bugs and thrips species* and provides management flexibility to Growers.

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It all starts with quality cotton.

Naturally good.

A natural fiber has environmental benefits that synthetics don’t. It’s naturally biodegradable which means it leaves less of an imprint on the Earth. And, with its natural cooling properties, it is better for wearers, too.

Water stewardship.

When we innovate, sustainability is top of mind. In the last 40 years, U.S. cotton producers have reduces irrigation water use by 58% per acre inch per pound of lint. And 64% of U.S cotton produced requires no irrigation, 31% receives supplemental irrigation, and only 5% is fully irrigated. That’s making a difference for today and tomorrow.

Soil conservation.

Sustained efforts at maximizing productivity have made an impact. Producing 1 pound of cotton lint requires 30% less land than it did in 1980. That’s part of our efforts that, since 1965, had helped increase cotton yield by 50% while the land used to produce cotton has increased by 13%. That’s making a measurable impact.

Pest management.

Since 1994, we have helped drive down applications in the U.S. by 66% in terms of pounds/acre. It’s part of a rich history of innovation that includes being the first cotton genetically engineered to be resistant to bollworms (1996), the first to be Roundup Ready (1997) and the first to be resistant to root-knot nematodes (2014). That helps growers and the environment.

Energy efficiency.

Smart innovation with Deltapine® has reduced fuel required for farm management, fertilizer production, and manufacture of pesticides, the top three contributors to the cotton industry’s energy use. That’s how sustainability innovations make growers themselves more sustainable.

Help us do good, from Field to Closet.
For our growers. For our industry. For our planet.