Passionate about all things cotton, Tyler regularly visits the Scott Learning Center to see the new Deltapine products each year. This allows him to not only learn more about each new variety but also gives him a real, hands-on experience to test potential products.
“It shows you the way it would handle on the farm. Getting hands-on with it and seeing what you can do. If they're doing it there, you can bank it's going to work out here. It absolutely builds trust in Deltapine.”
When it comes to products, Tyler makes careful considerations when choosing the right product for his farm. Being located in an area with unpredictable weather and strong insect pressure means he has to make the right call. That’s why he chooses products like DP 1835 B3XF.
“I planted DP 1835 B3XF last year and it did really well. We even had a hurricane come through and it held on to the stalks strong. We also have a lot of bug pressure. We have more down here than anywhere else. And that plays a big role in the spraying because we spray every seven to 10 days in the summer. That adds up quickly at the end of the year on the pocketbook. The new Bollgard 3® XtendFlex® technology helps with that. Once you run it in your ground, it will deal with any weed pressure you have. You have that little extra in the back in case you do have a problem. I've seen folks plant without it and not have that option.”