Every extra dollar helps and farmers and cotton farmers who used Stoneville cotton seed varieties are thankful for the average of an extra $27 per acre than other cotton seed brands.
Farmers who used Stoneville in conjunction with Liberty herbicides are seeing especially high returns.
“Using data from thousands of research programs, including university official variety trials, large plot extension trials and Bayer agronomic performance trials, we compared the income for Stoneville varieties vs. competitors,” Jason Wistehuff, Stoneville cotton product manager, said. “What we found is growers across the Cotton Belt who adopt Stoneville varieties can expect to bring in $27 more per acre.”
Stoneville varieties are helping farmers during a season where margins are unusually narrow.
“Growers are managing this crop with extremely narrow margins,” Scott Asher, Bayer agronomic service manager for the Eastern Region, said. “With Stoneville varieties, growers have the opportunity to maximize yield, pull premiums for quality and economically manage weeds. Stoneville delivers high yield, premium quality and flexible weed management. By harvesting high yields, earning premiums on quality and managing weeds in an economic program, growers maximize their income opportunity.”
Stoneville cotton seed is one of the varieties of cotton seeds offered by Bayer Crop Science.