ST 4990B3XF Variety

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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-season vigor 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 4990B3XF is Liberty®, Engenia® and glyphosate herbicide tolerant and contains three-gene lepidopteran resistance.


  • 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 adapted across the Cotton Belt

Variety Characteristics

Leaf Pubescence SEMI-SMOOTH
Maturity** EARLY-MID
Height/Growth Habit MEDIUM/MODERATE
Storm Tolerance* 4.7

Disease Resistance

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

Fiber Quality

Length 1.19
Uniformity 83.4
Strength 30.2
Micronaire 4.39

*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.

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Engenia herbicide is a U.S. EPA restricted-use pesticide. Every application of Engenia herbicide requires the use of an approved pH buffering adjuvant.


Always read and follow label directions. Additional state restrictions may apply.


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