FM 868AXTP Variety

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FM 868AXTP is a new FiberMax cotton variety with Axant™ Flex TwinLink® Plus technologies suitable for the southwest and far west regions. For good root-knot nematode resistance and three-gene lepidopteran resistance, look no further than this medium maturity variety. With a larger seed, this variety offers excellent emergence and outstanding early-season vigor alongside excellent storm tolerance.


  • Axant Flex TwinLink Plus technologies
  • Large seed with excellent emergence
  • Outstanding early-season vigor
  • Good root-knot nematode resistance
  • Good fit on dryland and irrigated
  • Excellent storm tolerance*
  • Three-gene lepidopteran resistance, which decreases the likelihood that addtional worm control measures will be needed

Geographic Region:

  • Southwest
  • Far West

Variety Characteristics

Leaf Pubescence SEMI-SMOOTH
Maturity** MID
Height/Growth Habit MEDIUM/MODERATE
Storm Tolerance* 6.0

Disease Resistance

Root-Knot Nematode/Fusarium Wilt Resistance GOOD
Verticillium Wilt Tolerance LOW
Bacterial Blight Resistance SUSCEPTIBLE

Fiber Quality

Length 1.13
Uniformity 82.2
Strength 31.1
Micronaire 4.25

*Storm Tolerance Rating Scale: 9 very storm-tolerant; 0 very loose.

**Relative maturity can vary based on on management practices, environmental conditions and geographic regions. Descriptions and values reported are to give a relative comparison among varieties. Actual values will be influenced by growing conditions.

FM 868AXTP Dryland Table
FM 868AXTP Limited Irrigation Table
FM 2334 Irrigation Table


1 Availability of cottonseed containing the Axant™ Flex technology for the 2024 growing season and beyond is subject to many factors, and such seed may not be available in all cotton-growing areas. Commercial sales of cottonseed containing the Axant Flex technology will be subject to contractual terms and conditions and stewardship obligations, which may include among other requirements restrictions on where the crop resulting from such seed may be sold, transferred and/or exported. Alite™ 27 herbicide (EPA Reg. No. 7969-433) is not registered for use on isoxaflutole-tolerant cotton nor available for sale for such use. Information on using Alite 27 herbicide on isoxaflutole-tolerant cotton is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to promote the sale of this product. Any sale of Alite 27 herbicide after registration is obtained for use on isoxaflutole-tolerant cotton shall be based solely on the EPA-approved product label, and any claims regarding product safety and efficacy shall be addressed solely by the label.


Individual results may vary. Information provided is based on experience with tests, trials, or practices as well as general observations. BASF does not guarantee the results noted above and grower is solely responsible for farming management practices and decisions, including, without limitation, selecting seed best suitable for the intended growth and use under grower’s local conditions.


Alite 27 herbicide and Engenia® herbicide are US EPA Restricted-Use Pesticides. Every application of Engenia herbicide requires the use of an approved pH buffering adjuvant such as AEGOS Buffering Technology. Additional state restrictions may apply.


Alite 27 herbicide, a US EPA Restricted-Use Pesticide, is currently labeled solely for weed control in GT27 or isoxaflutole-tolerant soybean grown in select counties in certain states. This product is not labeled for use on isoxaflutole-tolerant cotton.


After EPA approval of Alite 27 herbicide (EPA Reg. No.7969-433) registration allowing use on isoxaflutole-resistant cotton, Alite 27 herbicide may only be used on GT27 or isoxaflutole-resistant soybean or isoxaflutole-resistant cotton. Crops not containing a gene expressing an HPPD protein will not be tolerant of Alite 27 herbicide.


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