BASF encourages cotton growers to join high yield clubs
Entry period now open for FiberMax One Ton Club and Stoneville Legacy Club submissions
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, October 6, 2020 – With the 2020 harvest season underway, it’s time to recognize FiberMax® and Stoneville® cotton growers for their unrelenting commitment to grow high-quality, high-yielding cotton. BASF is now accepting sign-ups for the FiberMax One Ton Club™ and Stoneville Legacy Club™.
“Time and again, FiberMax and Stoneville cotton growers demonstrate their perseverance and passion to produce the best cotton possible no matter what,” says Malin Westfall, Head of U.S. Cotton at BASF. “Through our clubs, we aim to recognize in big ways the work that goes into achieving high yields.”
FiberMax One Ton Club
To qualify for the club, FiberMax One Ton Club growers must produce a minimum of 2,000 pounds of ginned cotton per acre on a minimum of 20 acres planted with 100% FiberMax cotton seed from January 1 to December 31, 2020. The club is open to growers in one of the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, GA, LA, MO, MS, NC, NM, OK, SC, TN, TX and VA. Cotton acreage can be either irrigated or dryland. Growers must provide complete gin recap sheets and qualification forms to verify 2,000 lb/A yields. See full details for qualification.
The application deadline is February 28, 2021. Printed qualification forms were mailed to FiberMax growers on October 1, and applications can also be submitted online. Qualifying growers who attend the annual banquet in Lubbock, Texas, on April 8, 2021, can also enter for a chance to win a two-year lease on a Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch® truck (BASF may elect to hold the grand prize event as a virtual event, upon reasonable notice). Ford is not a sponsor of the FiberMax One Ton Club. Terms and conditions apply.
Stoneville Legacy Club
To apply for the Stoneville Legacy Club, growers must plant Stoneville cotton seed on a minimum of 20 acres from January 1 to December 31, 2020. The club is open to growers in one of the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, MO, MS, NC, NM, OK, SC, TN, TX and VA. There are two divisions: one for Stoneville cotton grown on irrigated land, and one for Stoneville cotton grown on non-irrigated land. Growers must provide complete gin recap sheets and qualification forms to verify yield. See full details for qualification.
The application deadline is January 15, 2021. Printed qualification forms were mailed to Stoneville growers on October 1, and applications can also be submitted online.
Applicants who rank in the top 10% of yields submitted for their state will receive a prize package, including a new Traeger 780 grill. Traeger Grills is not a sponsor of the Stoneville Legacy Club. Terms and conditions apply.
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With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2019, our division generated sales of €7.8 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.
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