BASF celebrates fifth year of Stoneville Legacy Club with record yields and enrollment
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, MARCH 17, 2021 – For the fifth year, the Stoneville® Legacy Club™ celebrated cotton growers who, despite unprecedented times, proved their ability to grow high-quality, high-yielding Stoneville cotton – and with record enrollment. The Stoneville Legacy Club honors cotton growers across the entire Cotton Belt who pair the high-caliber performance and premium quality of Stoneville cotton with their own skills to maximize yields.
Forty growers earned membership to the Stoneville Legacy Club for the 2020 season, with every cotton-producing state represented. Those who qualified had harvest yields in the top 10 percent of their state, with an opportunity to enter yields in the irrigated and/or non-irrigated/dryland divisions. Ten growers harvested over 2,000 lbs/A with a club record-setting yield of 2,903 lbs/A.
“In a year unlike any other, our growers have truly demonstrated what it means to be ‘Stoneville Strong,’” said Rachel Walters, Cottonseed Marketing Manager at BASF. “Their resiliency and commitment to quality, combined with Stoneville’s modern germplasm, custom varieties and extensive trait choices resulted in outstanding yield performance, as evidenced by this year’s club enrollment. As always, we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with these growers and recognize their accomplishments.”
The following growers received special awards for their 2020 Stoneville cotton yields in addition to being among the top 10 percent of yields in their state to receive membership.
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