New Product Evaluator Program

 

The New Product Evaluator Program is a collaboration between Deltapine® and cotton growers across the country. NPE growers test new variety candidates on their own operations, collecting valuable data that determines the next class of strong cotton.

 

 

 

More Than 200 NPE Growers

 Roughly 200 growers evaluate new variety candidates on large-acre plots under their own management systems.

Across the Entire Cotton Belt

NPE farms span the entire cotton belt, ensuring proven potential across a variety of conditions.

Collecting Detailed Data

NPE growers keep a detailed log of growing data, providing information to optimize new varieties across different regions and management programs.

The Final Phase Before Commercialization

NPE growers get the final say before varieties are brought to market. Since it began in 2008, the NPE Program has been responsible for the commercialization of some of the top varieties across the Cotton Belt.

 

 

Who are the Deltapine NPE Growers?

Dedication. Sacrifice. Success. Find out more about the growers who put it all on the line for strong cotton.

 

 

Meet the NPE Growers

Our NPE growers are as varied as their operations. Meet some growers from across the country raising the bar on yield and quality expectations for the entire industry.

 

 

Kingstree, South Carolina
Brian McClam

One of the more than 200 Deltapine NPE growers, McClam plants large plots of pre-commercial variety candidates for evaluation on his farm

Spade, Texas
Ralph Kellermeier

A Deltapine NPE grower, Kellermeier has been at the forefront of helping bring better-performing varieties to market.

 

 

NPE Est. 2008

 

In 2008, Deltapine initiated the NPE Program with 148 participating farms.
Over the last 13 years, the program has played a significant role in the development of new cotton varieties.

 

 

 

MAY 5, 2020
NPE PROGRAM KICKS OFF 13TH SEASON

See highlights of the Class of ’21 variety candidates. 

FEBRUARY 18, 2020
EVALUATION OF NEW DELTAPINE COTTON VARIETIES

An evaluation of the new products in cotton production in Scott, Mississippi.

2020
GROWN WITH PRIDE. LIVED WITH PRIDE.

Experience our long heritage of investing in the future of cotton. 

 

 

The Class of ‘21

See what this year’s NPE growers thought of the Deltapine Class of ’21.

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