Johnny Lindley, Lakeview, Texas, topped 386 other cotton growers with 3,059 pounds per acre to earn top honors in the FiberMax One Ton Club. Lindley’s yield, 3,059 pounds per acre
Lindley’s qualifying yield was more than 4 times the Texas average in 2016, 720 pounds per acre, and more than double the 2016 national cotton yield average ,855 pounds per acre, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Every One Ton Club member, including 199 growers who qualified for the first time, recorded yield averages that were more than 2 ½ times higher than the Texas state average.
An equally impressive achievement, highest acreage winner, went to Craig McCloy, of Morse, Texas. McCloy averaged more than 2,000 pounds per acre on 2,046 acres.
FiberMax honored the 2016 One Ton Club with a banquet at the Overton Hotel in Lubbock, last night (April 6).
The 387 growers who qualified for the club marked a record for cotton farmers who produce four bales per acre with FiberMax varieties. Those 387 producers also mark another milestone for the One Ton Club. This class puts total membership above 1,000 growers. Now in its 12th year, 1,048 growers are members of the club.
“This club is solid evidence of the success growers enjoy when they combine their knowledge and skills with our science – cottonseed varieties and inputs focused on increasing a grower’s opportunity for profit,” says Jason Wistehuff, U.S. product manager for FiberMax cotton. “The consistent yields of FiberMax are demonstrated with the growers who come back year after year.”
Of the 389 members who qualified for the 2016 crop, 6 have qualified for 10 years or more and 9 percent have qualified for 5 years or more.
Consistent performance across the FiberMax brand is definitively proven by the range of varieties with which growers qualified for the One Ton Club over the last 12 years.
“Growers have qualified for the FiberMax One Ton Club with 37 different varieties,” Wistehuff says. “Each time we add varieties to the FiberMax lineup, we add growers who made high yields in fields planted to those varieties.”
In addition to their One Ton Club recognition, Wesley and Troy Campbell, Floydada, Texas, drove home in a new Ford Pickup as lucky winners of the annual drawing.