Lubbock, TX (PRWEB) April 18, 2013
Overcoming a two-year drought in the Southwest, a record number of FiberMax® growers achieved one-ton yields during the 2012 season. Bayer CropScience honored 194 growers at the eighth annual FiberMax One Ton Club awards banquet on April 4 in Lubbock. Of growers honored, 117 were first-time One Ton Club members, the highest number of first-year members since the club began in 2005.
The FiberMax One Ton Club recognizes growers who produce 2,000 pounds or more of lint cotton per acre on at least 20 acres using FiberMax cotton seed. This year, growers from Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas were honored to join the club, which has inducted 527 members during the last eight years.
“It is our honor to recognize these FiberMax growers for their outstanding achievements, especially considering the drought and adversities they have overcome,” said Jeff Brehmer, U.S. product manager for FiberMax cotton. “These growers use innovative production practices and push FiberMax germplasm to reach its greatest potential. This year, we recognized 117 first-time One Ton Club members, many who reached their highest yields ever with the latest FiberMax germplasm and Bayer trait technologies such as GlyTol and LibertyLink.”
According to Brehmer, growers have produced One Ton Club yields with 27 FiberMax varieties since the inception of the club. These varieties offer high yield, excellent fiber quality and production options that fit diverse farming operations.
“During the last few years, we have seen an increasing number of growers qualify for the One Ton Club each year, with a greater number of FiberMax varieties represented at every b
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