Variety selection is one of the most important decisions farmers make all year. Today’s varieties offer multiple levels of disease resistance as well as possible root knot nematode resistance and other important traits. The best variety choice is always one that will achieve a rapid, uniform stand and provide good yield and grade over a wide range of growing conditions.
Field history, irrigation, planting and harvest capabilities, seed availability, seed quality and marketing opportunities are all factors that affect selection. On a field-by-field basis and considering these factors, select the variety or varieties that would best fit into your production system.