Just as Eli Whitney marked a significant upturn for production when he patented the cotton gin in 1794, 129 cotton growers nailed a goal when they recorded yields reflective of that historic event.
Growers qualified for the new Stoneville Legacy Club with recorded average yields of 1,794 pounds per acre or higher on at least 20 acres with Stoneville varieties.
“Congratulations to our new Legacy Club members, and thank you to everybody who grows Stoneville cotton varieties,” says Jason Wistehuff, U.S. product manager for Stoneville cotton.
“The results achieved by qualifying club members show the strength of the Stoneville brand,” Wistehuff says. “These are the results of the ultimate on-farm trials. Legacy Club growers selected the right variety for the right field, provided expert management, and then delivered yields worthy of recognition.
“This club offers proof of that performance.”
Performance Award Winners are:
- Highest Yield. A & B Farms of Casa Grande, AZ, brought in 2,708 lb/A.
- Highest Loan Value. Morris Farms of Wellington, TX, garnered the highest loan value: $0.577.
- Most Qualifying Acres. Rex McCloy of Stinnett, TX, harvested 1,026 acres with yields averaging 1,794 lb/A or higher.
Randy Smith of Ropesville, TX, won the sweepstakes drawing for a Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS.
Legacy Club members who attended regional banquets qualified for the sweepstakes. Smith also is a member of the FiberMax One Ton Club, which honors growers who make 2,000-lb/A yields in fields planted to FiberMax cotton varieties.
Source – Bayer