FiberMax cotton seed from Bayer averages $81 per acre, which is higher than other varieties from other cotton seed brands.
“Using data from more than 3,000 trials across Texas, we compared the income for FiberMax varieties versus competitor varieties with similar traits,” Jason Wistehuff, FiberMax cotton product manager, said. “This data was gathered from university official variety trials, extension large plot trials and Bayer Cotton Agronomic Performance trials. What we found is growers who adopt FiberMax varieties can expect to bring in $81 more per acre.”
This year, maximizing income potential was essential because low prices are squeezing margins, according to Bayer agronomic manager for the western region Kenny Melton.
“The data compiled for this study is comprehensive and covers a wide variety of field and environmental situations. The bottom line is this is a number you literally can take to the bank,” Melton said. “The essential benefits that FiberMax varieties bring to the ledger are premium quality, high yield and the ability to cost-effectively manage weeds. Our FiberMax GlyTol LibertyLink varieties are uniquely positioned effective, efficient weed management in that they have full tolerance to Liberty and glyphosate, giving the opportunity for growers to economically control weeds.”
The higher returns demonstrate Bayer’s goal of providing products and services to benefit people and improve their quality of life while remaining committed to the principles of sustainable development and the social and ethical responsibilities which come with being a corporate citizen.
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