Bayer Cropscience Cotton Belt Challenge Recognizes Fibermax and Stoneville Growers for Top Production on Dryland and Irrigated Farms

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More than 46 awards given for best yield and quality using FiberMax and Stoneville cotton

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Growers ultimately plant FiberMax and Stoneville cotton for one reason – profitable production on their farms – and Bayer CropScience wants to acknowledge and reward cotton growers who achieve outstanding yields and quality.

Bayer CropScience announces a new achievement program to recognize U.S. growers who plant FiberMax® and Stoneville® cotton seed and produce high-yielding and high-quality cotton. The Bayer CropScience Cotton Belt Challenge™ is open to all growers who plant a minimum of 50 acres of FiberMax or Stoneville cotton. Winners will be recognized in two categories – highest yield and highest quality, based on loan value– in 12 different regions, for both irrigated and dryland cotton.

Prizes will be awarded to all regional winners in each category for irrigated and dryland entries. From those regional winners there will be two grand prize drawings – one for irrigated and one for dryland – for a custom 4WD Bad Boy Buggies® Ambush™.

“Growers ultimately plant FiberMax and Stoneville cotton for one reason – profitable production on their farms – and Bayer CropScience wants to acknowledge and reward cotton growers who plant cottonseed from Bayer CropScience and achieve outstanding yields and quality,“ said Jeff Brehmer, U.S. marketing manager for FiberMax and Stoneville cotton. “The Bayer CropScience Cotton Belt Challenge is unique because it gives growers a chance to be rewarded on a regional level for producing high-yielding and high-quality cotton that maximizes their on-farm profitability.”

To qualify, growers must submit their yield and quality results from a minimum of 50 acres and verify their production through gin receipts. If any portion of a field is irrigated, then the entry must be in the irrigated category.

Regions for the contest are as follows:

  •     California and Arizona (irrigated only)
  •     Central and Southern Rolling Plains and Trans-Pecos area of the Southwest
  •     Far North High Plains, North High Plains, North Rolling Plains and Oklahoma
  •     South and East Texas
  •     Georgia, South Alabama and North Florida
  •     Tennessee and North Alabama
  •     South Arkansas and Louisiana
  •     Mississippi
  •     Central Arkansas
  •     Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas
  •     Virginia and Northeast North Carolina
  •     Central North Carolina and South Carolina

With regional awards, the Bayer CropScience Cotton Belt Challenge recognizes the unique production environments across the Cotton Belt where weather, water availability, regional pests and soil types all contribute to final yields and quality. With 12 contest regions, farmers are rewarded for excellence in cotton production for their local geography.

“Our goal is to help the farmer select the best-performing varieties for better profitability and on-farm success,” Brehmer said. “As farmers work with our agronomists and sales representatives to plant the right FiberMax or Stoneville variety on their farms, we have seen them achieve remarkable yields and quality for their area – and we want to recognize them for that success.”

For more contest information, including copies of the Official Rules and Entry Form, contact your Bayer CropScience representative or online at For more information on how FiberMax and Stoneville cotton seed offer the right variety for the right field, contact your regional agronomist, talk to your local Bayer CropScience representative, visit and, or call 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937).


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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 7.255 billion (2011) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 21,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:

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Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Always read and follow label instructions. Bayer (reg’d), the Bayer Cross (reg’d), The Bayer CropScience Cotton Belt Challenge™, FiberMax® and Stoneville® are trademarks of Bayer. Bad Boy Buggies® Ambush™ is a trademark of Bad Boy Buggies. For additional product information, call toll-free 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937) or visit our website at

For more information, contact:

Bayer Media Hotline: (877) 879-6162, or

Jeff Brehmer
Bayer CropScience
Tel. (806) 765-8844

Drew Harris
Rhea + Kaiser
Tel. (630) 955-2604


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