Lubbock, Texas (January 3, 2012) — What do 860 pair of jeans, 4,868 T-shirts and 400 growers have in common? They all make one ton of cotton. Bayer CropScience and FiberMax® cotton invite you to join more than 400 growers who are members of the FiberMax One Ton Club™. Entries are now being accepted for the One Ton Club Class of 2012.
Growers can submit their qualification forms between Nov. 1, 2012 and March 1, 2013. Forms are available at local gins, through Bayer CropScience sales reps and online at www.FiberMax.com. Both first-time One Ton Club qualifiers and past members need to submit qualification forms for membership in the 2012 One Ton Club class.
To qualify for the One Ton Club, growers must produce 2,000 pounds or more of lint cotton per acre on at least 20 acres planted to FiberMax cotton seed. Members will be recognized at a banquet in April 2013 and have a chance to win a two-year lease on a Ford® Super Duty® F-350 King Ranch® truck. They also receive special FiberMax One Ton Club apparel and gifts.
“Growers who produce one ton of high-quality FiberMax cotton per acre continue to raise the bar for U.S. cotton production, and the FiberMax One Ton Club is a way to celebrate their achievement,” said Jeff Brehmer, U.S. marketing manager for FiberMax. “These growers combine innovative production practices with high-yielding FiberMax germplasm for industry leading yields and quality.”
For the 2011 season, 103 growers qualified for the FiberMax One Ton Club with the highest yield topping more than 6 bales to the acre. Growers have achieved One Ton Club yields with 27 FiberMax varieties.
For more One Ton Club information, including copies of the qualification form, contact your Bayer CropScience representative. For more information on how FiberMax cotton seed offers the right variety for the right field, contact your regional agronomist, talk to your local Bayer CropScience representative, visit www.fibermax.com, or call 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937).
About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 7.255 billion (2011) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 21,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.
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Bayer Media Hotline: (877) 879-6162, or
Jeff Brehmer Drew Harris
Bayer CropScience Rhea + Kaiser
Tel. (806) 765-8844 Tel. (630) 955-2604