BASF welcomes 15th class of top cotton growers into its FiberMax One Ton Club

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, APRIL 9, 2020 – BASF celebrated cotton growers who achieved four-bale or greater yields by welcoming them to the exclusive FiberMax® One Ton Club™ for their 2019 harvest results. Ninety-two members qualified for the club this year, including 14 first-time members bringing total membership to 1,206 cotton growers.


Of the qualifying members, select growers received special awards:

  • Most Varieties: Apple Creek Farms of Garden City, Texas, earned the most varieties planted using FM 2334GLT, FM 2398GLTP, FM 2498GLT and FM 2574GLT.
  • Most Acres: Kitten Land Company of Lubbock, Texas, harvested an average yield of 2,164 pounds per acre on 475 acres with FM 1830GLT and FM 2498GLT.
  • Highest Loan Value: Micah and Magen Carter of Wellington, Texas, garnered $0.5722 on their qualifying acres with FM 1830GLT.
  • Highest Yield: Gary Shiflett Farms of Deming, New Mexico, harvested an average yield of 2,796.82 pounds per acre with FM 2498GLT.
  • Highest Gross Value: Gary Shiflett Farms earned $1,589.71 per acre on their qualifying acres with FM 1830GLT.

“It’s been a tough year for cotton growers, but these growers took on the challenge and still accomplished excellent results,” said Rachel Walters, Cottonseed Marketing Manager, BASF. “We’re proud to offer growers advanced genetics that deliver premium fiber quality, high yield potential and up to $159* more per acre than the competition, 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.”


Earth, Texas, grower wins One Ton Club truck prize


Each year, One Ton Club members 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 Blake Fennell of Earth, Texas. Fennell qualified for the One Ton Club with FM 1911GLT.'

Blake Fennell (right) won the FiberMax One Ton Club truck drawing. Pictured with the Fennell from L-R are his BASF Regional Agronomist, Tim Culpepper, and his BASF Seed Advisor, Keith Waters.


To qualify for the FiberMax One Ton Club, growers had to meet the following criteria:

  • Produce a minimum of 2,000 pounds of ginned cotton per acre on a minimum of 20 acres planted with FiberMax cotton seed from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019
  • Cotton acreage can be either irrigated or dryland
  • Plant 100% FiberMax cotton seed on the 20 qualifying acres
  • Provide gin recap sheets to verify 2,000 lb/A yield
  • Register entrant’s cotton in the Certified FiberMax Cotton program


Additional information on the FiberMax One Ton Club can be found at


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**Based on 2018 data from TX, NM, OK. Results may vary based on weather conditions and agronomic practices. Includes BASF internal trials (APT, SXS and Breeder data) and all external trials (University research and extension). Competitors include all commercial varieties that were tested in 2018 from Dyna-Gro®, NexGen®, Croplan®, Deltapine® and PhytoGen®. FiberMax GT, GL, GLB2, GLT and GLTP (N=841). All Competitors (N=687). No experimental varieties were included.


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