To join the FiberMax® Maximizer Club™, 121 cotton growers qualified half-ton and higher yields with FiberMax varieties on dryland acres in 2016.
“The three legs of the stool that support dryland production are science, art and environment. Bayer provides consistently high-performing FiberMax varieties, growers add knowledge and experienced management skill, and we all cross our fingers that Mother Nature cooperates, says Jason Wistehuff, U.S. product manager for FiberMax cotton. “Yet, even when everything goes right, averaging 1,000 pounds or more per dryland acre is remarkable.”
Congratulations to our charter Maximizer Club members, and we wish you continued success.
Barry Street of Claytonville, Texas wins the 2016 Maximizer Club UTV, a Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS.
Claytonville, Texas, Grower Wins 2016 FiberMax Maximizer Club UTV
Maximizer Club members who attended regional banquets were entered into a drawing for a Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS UTV.
The 2016 winner is Barry Street of Claytonville, Texas.
Winning a contest can always come as a surprise – but using FiberMax and gaining profit through higher yields – isn’t a coincidence. Street points in particular to FM 1830GLT and FM 2322GL, for consistently high yield and quality.
“With the price of cotton where it’s at, the only way that farmers are going to make money is to make yield and quality and these varieties – the FiberMax 2322GL and the FiberMax 1830GLT – will fit that category where they can make the high yield and the quality,” Street says. “The quality of FiberMax varieties is top of the line. As long as they’re producing them, I can see that I’m still going to raise them.”
Growers That Pushed Their Yield to the Max
Tackling the challenges associated with dryland production is not an easy feat. These growers have used their skill-set and expertise, combined with Bayer’s high performance FiberMax varieties, to push their yield to a whole new level.
Individual awards presented during the banquet included highest yield, highest loan value and most acres. This year’s winners are:
Charlie Fisher, of Sudan, Texas, recorded 1,533 pounds per acre.
Highest Gross Loan Value
Donald Houser Farms JV of Taft, Texas, came in with the highest loan value, garnering $0.575.
Kim and Kerry Garrison, of Amarillo, Texas, harvested dryland yields averaging 1,000 pounds per acre or more on 589 acres.