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Texas grower can tell FiberMax difference in the gin


More than 100 cotton growers qualified for the inaugural class of the FiberMax Maximizer Club in 2016, yielding 1,000 lb/A on dryland. To join the club, 121 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.”

The highest yield for those who qualified for the FiberMax Maximizer Club in 2016 – 1,553 pounds per acre – was recorded on by Charlie Fisher of Sudan, Texas.

Donald Houser Farms JV or Taft, Texas, came in with the highest loan value, garnering $0.0575.

Kim and Kerry Garrison of Amarillo, Texas, qualified the most acres for the club, harvesting dryland yields averaging 1,000 lb/A or more on 589 acres.

Barry Street of Claytonville, Texas, won the sweepstakes drawing for a Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS. Winning the Polaris was a surprise for Street who is continually amazed, but not surprised, by the high quality and yield FiberMax varieties consistently deliver.

Street, who also owns Street Community Gin, can tell the difference between FiberMax and other varieties when the gin is running.

“Every time we switch to another customer or another variety I come down and see how it’s ginning and check the leaf trash, the color, just to see how it’s ginning. By far you can always pick out the FiberMax varieties. They’re easy to gin and just good quality,” Street says.

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