ST 4990B3XF Variety

Growers in the Eastern Cotton Belt, East and South Texas, the Rolling Plains, Oklahoma, the Southern High Plains, New Mexico and Arizona who want hardy, early maturing cotton varieties can plant Stoneville® 4990B3XF with confidence. This early- to mid-maturity Stoneville cotton variety is very adaptable, with strong emergence and good cotton fiber quality. Stoneville 4990 is Liberty® herbicide, Engenia® herbicide and glyphosate tolerant and contains three-gene lepidopteran resistance, which decreases the likelihood of additional root knot nematode control measures.


  • Performs well in high-yielding environments
  • Good fiber package
  • Early-mid maturity
  • Three-gene lepidopteran resistance, which decreases the likelihood that additional worm control measures will be needed

Geographic Region:

  • Widely adaptted across the Cotton Belt

Variety Characteristics

Leaf Pubescence SEMI-SMOOTH
Maturity** EARLY-MID
Height/Growth Habit MEDIUM/MODERATE
Storm Tolerance* 5

Disease Resistance

Root-Knot Nematode/Fusarium Wilt Tolerance FAIR
Verticillium Wilt Tolerance FAIR
Verticillium Wilt Tolerance SUSCEPTIBLE

Fiber Quality

Length 1.19
Uniformity 83.4
Strength 30.2
Micronaire 4.4

*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 influence by growing conditions.

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