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Cotton growers deliver tons of lint

Bayer's Monty Christian, left, with Richard and Kelli Archer and Steven and Leigh Ann Archer of Lamesa, Texas. Archer Farms qualified one-ton yields with six different varieties.
188 growers recognized for their four-bale yields

The FiberMax® One Ton ClubTM recently celebrated four-bale and higher yields with 188 growers who qualified for the club with their 2017 harvest results.

For the last 13 years, FiberMax has been celebrating high-yielding cotton growers in the FiberMax One Ton Club. New members join each year, with 30 new members in 2017, the FiberMax One Ton Club now has 1,084 members.

The highest acreage winners, Brian and Brady Nelson of Nazareth, Texas, averaged One Ton Club yields on 540 acres.

Of those who qualified for the FiberMax One Ton Club, four were recognized with special awards.

  • Highest Yield and Highest Gross Value. Max and Beth Koepnick of San Tan Valley, Arizona, harvested an average yield of 2,910 lbs/A and earned $1,590.11 per acre on their qualifying acres.
  • Highest Loan Value. Larry Hancock of Ehrenburg, Arizona, garnered $0.5544 on his qualifying cotton acres planted to FM 1830GLT.
  • Most Acres. Brian and Brady Nelson of Nazareth, Texas, harvested One Ton Club yields on 540 acres.

Most Varieties Achieving One Ton Club Yields. Five growers qualified one-ton yields with six different varieties:

  • Steven and Richard Archer of Lamesa, Texas, qualified with FM 1911GLT, FM 2484B2F and FM 2011GT.
  • Russ and Bo Eggemeyer of Midkiff, Texas, qualified with FM 1830GLT, FM 2334GLT and FM 1944GLB2.
  • Kornelius Enns of Ackerly, Texas, qualified with FM 2334GLT, FM 1911GLT and FM 1830GLT.

“Growers look for a variety that will produce quality lint, and ultimately, give them an edge in the marketplace,” says Jason Wistehuff, U.S. product manager for FiberMax cotton. “FiberMax varieties exceed those expectations. When growers pair their advanced knowledge with the elite science of FiberMax varieties, the results are remarkable.”

Seminole, Texas, Grower Wins One Ton Truck

One Ton Club members are entered into a drawing for a two-year lease on a Ford Super Duty F-350 King Ranch truck.

This year’s winner is Pete and Martha Frieson of Seminole, Texas. Frieson qualified for the One Ton Club with FM 1830GLT.

Please visit for additonal information on the FiberMax One Ton Club.

Source: Bayer

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