California Planting Cotton Seed Distributors (CPCSD), a 100% grower-owned organization for the development of improved cotton varieties, is announcing the release of two new Acala varieties for the San Joaquin Valley of California. The new cottons, CPCSD Acala GTO Maxxa and CPCSD Acala C-141, completed the required testing by the San Joaquin Valley Cotton Board (SJVCB) and were released in March 1997. While these cottons were tested as CPCSD experimental's C-141 and C-143, C-143 has been subsequently renamed Acala GTO Maxxa. In the SJVCB testing program, conducted by Dr. Dick Bassett, the new varieties were compared to the SJVCB cotton standard, Acala Maxxa, and are required to meet and/or exceed this standard of fiber quality to qualify for approval (Table 1.).