BASF Honors Top FiberMax Growers for 2018

BASF Honors Top FiberMax Growers for 2018

BASF celebrated cotton growers who achieved four-bale or greater yields by welcoming them to the exclusive FiberMax One Ton Club for their 2018 harvest results.

Ninety-one new members joined the club this year, bringing total membership to 1,181 cotton growers.


Several members received special awards at a banquet recently held in Lubbock, TX:

  • Most acres and most varieties: H Bar H Farms in Dalhart, TX, harvested an average yield of 2,208 pounds per acre on 3,996 acres with FM 1900GLT, FM 1911GLT, FM 1320GL and FM 1888GL.
  • Highest yield: Shane and Sammi Jo McLain of Hart, TX, harvested an average yield of 2,798 pounds per acre with FM 1911GLT.
  • Highest gross value: Doug and Cari Ruble of Visalia, CA, earned $1,530.77 per acre on their qualifying acres with FM 2498GLT.
  • Highest loan value: Steve and Gina Milanesio of Strathmore, CA, garnered $0.5764 on their qualifying acres with FM 1830GLT.

“It’s been a tough year for growing cotton, but these growers took on the challenge and still accomplished excellent results,” said Rachel Walters, cotton seed marketing manager, BASF. “FiberMax varieties deliver premium quality and high yield with strong trait packages to efficiently control growers’ toughest weeds and insects, giving them the economic advantage they need in today’s tight markets and tough growing conditions. We appreciate the opportunity to celebrate their remarkable milestones with the FiberMax One Ton Club.”

Each year, One Ton Club members who attend the banquet are entered into a drawing for a two-year lease on a Ford Super Duty F-350 King Ranch pickup truck. This year’s winner was Rick and Brenda Heflin of Floydada, TX. Heflin qualified for the One Ton Club with FM 2322GL.

FiberMax Maximizer Club Salutes High Dryland Yields

The FiberMax Maximizer Club, now in its third year, recognizes growers with dryland cotton fields yielding at least 1,000 pounds per acre with FiberMax varieties. Special awards for the Maximizer Club include:

  • Most acres and most varieties: Darren and Lorre Haseloff of Farwell, TX, averaged 1,351 pounds per acre on 749 acres with FM 1830GLT and FM 1911GLT.
  • Highest yield and highest gross value: Louis and Pamela Davis of Hawley, TX, harvested an average yield of 1,736 pounds per acre and earned $902.03 per acre with FM 2498GLT.
  • Highest loan value: Ben Gwynn of Robstown, TX, gained $0.5627 on his qualifying cotton acres planted to FM 1830GLT.

“Averaging 1,000 pounds or more per dryland acre is remarkable,” said Walters. “These growers are up against the worst that Mother Nature has to offer. Despite this, they are able to take FiberMax varieties and pair them with their knowledge and skill to achieve these excellent yields. We’re honored to recognize them for their accomplishments.”

Maximizer Club members are entered into a drawing for a Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS utility vehicle. This year’s winner was Ben Gwynn of Robstown, TX. Gwynn qualified for the Maximizer Club with FM 1830GLT.

Additional information on both the One Ton and Maximizer clubs can be found online.


Based on information from BASF