BASF celebrated a record 171 applications for the 2021 Stoneville Legacy Club, which recognizes farmers committed to producing a top-quality, high-yielding cotton crop. Thirty-two farms qualified by harvesting yields in the top 10% of their states; five of those farms have the distinction of being three-time winners.
Drew Clark Farming, a first-time winner, recorded the highest yield at 2,775 lbs/A. This marked the first time a California grower had the highest yield for the club. An impressive 13 growers reported high yields topping 2,000 lbs/A for the 2021 growing season. The winners join the ranks of nearly 200 other Stoneville Legacy Club members who represent top-producing cotton growers in their respective states.
“These results and strong club participation across the Cotton Belt are a testament to the high-yielding, premium-quality cotton farmers attain when they choose Stoneville cotton,” said Rachel Walters, Regional Grower & Channel Marketing Manager, Seeds for BASF Agricultural Solutions.
Stoneville cotton’s reputation for consistency and quality is a century in the making, with the brand celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year. “We’re honored that so many growers have entrusted their legacy to ours,” Walters continued.
The following growers received special awards for their 2021 Stoneville cotton yields, in addition to qualifying for the Stoneville Legacy Club. Farmers had the opportunity to enter yields in the irrigated and/or non-irrigated/dryland categories.