DP 2038 B3XF

If our NPEs had to sum up this Class of 20 variety in just one word, that word would be yield.

Proven Performance in All Soil Types

DP 1646 B2XF has proven to be a favorite among cotton growers in both our NPE Program and out in the real world. And it may have met its match: DP 2038 B3XF outyielded DP 1646 B2XF in our SE trials. While not recommended as the variety to plant first in cooler, adverse conditions, this Class of 20 variety definitely deserves to be planted. 

After extensive development and testing as part of our NPE Program, DP 2038 B3XF delivers excellent yield with the protection of Bollgard® 3 XtendFlex® cotton technology.

DP 2038 B3XF

The DP 2038 B3XF Details

Maturity: Mid

Plant Height: Tall

Leaf Type: Smooth

Seed Size: 5,400-5,900

Storm Resistance: 5.5

Fusarium Wilt: —

Lint %: 44.4%

Staple: 36.1

Micronaire: 4.5

Strength: 39.8 g/tex

Length Uniformity: 83.2%

Verticillium Wilt: Mod Susc.

Bacterial Blight: Res.

NPE findings and field notes

NPE Findings and Field Notes

DP 2038 B3XF was put to the test as part of our New Product Evaluator (NPE) Program where growers like you evaluated the variety on large-acre plots under their own management systems and field conditions.

Early Season Observations
  • About same early season vigor as DP 1646 B2XF
  • Started slowly but bloomed exceptionally well
  • Great emergence
  • Excellent stand establishment

Midseason Observations
  • Vigorous growing plant
  • Requires PGR management
  • Total node and fruiting node similar to DP 1646 B2XF but matures a little earlier 
  • Looked great in heavier water
  • Good fruit retention top to bottom
  • Incredible node count at 35 total

Harvest Observations
  • Looser in the boll than DP 1646 B2XF - string out and fallout rate higher
  • Extremely high yield potential
  • Outyielded DP 1646 B2XF in Mid-South/SE trials
  • 3 staple units shorter than DP 1646 B2XF in Mid-South/SE trials
  • Improved fiber quality (compared to DP 1538 B2XF)


After enduring our rigorous development process, including being field-tested by our New Product Evaluators, the Class of 20 has been called one of our strongest classes of Deltapine® cotton yet. 

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