LUBBOCK, TEXAS (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
It’s the second year of the Bayer CropScience Cotton Belt Challenge™, an achievement program that recognizes U.S. growers who plant a minimum of 50 acres of FiberMax® and Stoneville® cotton seed and produce high-yielding and high-quality cotton. Growers enter by filling out an official entry form and submitting their gin receipts. Winners will be recognized in two categories – highest yield and highest quality – in 12 different regions, for both irrigated and dryland cotton.
All regional irrigated and dryland winners in the yield and fiber quality categories will receive 10,000 Innovation Plus™ points, valued at $500. From those regional winners there will be two grand prize drawings – one for irrigated and one for dryland – for a custom 4WD Bad Boy Buggies® Ambush™.
“FiberMax and Stoneville cotton varieties have the germplasm and trait technologies that help growers produce profitable cotton yields and fiber quality,” said Jeff Brehmer, U.S. marketing manager for FiberMax and Stoneville cotton. “Cotton production varies across the United States, depending on factors such as weather, irrigation, soil type and pest pressure. We want to recognize successful cotton production in diverse regional scenarios, and the Bayer CropScience Cotton Belt Challenge gives growers a chance to be rewarded by region for producing high-yielding and high-quality cotton.”
To qualify, growers must submit their yield and quality results from a minimum of 50 acres and verify their production through gin receipts. Yield is based on ginned lint yield, and quality is based on USDA loan value. If any portion of a field is irrigated, then the entry must be in the irrigated category.
Regions for the contest are:
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