Adoption of genetically engineered cotton in the United States, by trait, 2000-17

An area chart with 3 components showing the distribution of planted acres of upland cotton among Bt only, HT only, and stacked-trait GE varieties from 2000-17.

Percent of planted acres
Year Bt only Stacked (Bt and HT) HT only
2000 15 20 26
2001 13 24 32
2002 13 22 36
2003 14 27 32
2004 16 30 30
2005 18 34 27
2006 18 39 26
2007 17 42 28
2008 18 45 23
2009 17 48 23
2010 15 58 20
2011 17 58 15
2012 14 63 17
2013 8 67 15
2014 5 79 12
2015 5 79 10
2016 4 80 9
2017 5 80 11

Source: USDA, Economic Research Service using data from USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, June Agricultural Survey.