FiberMax Annouces Shared Risk Program

Cotton growers can take advantage of shared risk in FiberMax and AFD seeds. J.T. Smith

Published on: May 10, 2006

After extended drought, and with Texas having its usual wild weather this spring - especially across the High Plains and Rolling Plains - as well as rough weather in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas, cotton growers may want to look into a program from Bayer CropScience.

FiberMax Cotton Seed and Bayer CropScience have announced an enhanced Shared Risk Program for FiberMax and AFD Cotton Seed varieties for Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas, due to excessively dry soil conditions going into the cotton-planting season this spring.

From the Lubbock, Texas headquarters, FiberMax Marketing Manager Jeff Brehmer says, "We' re partnering with growers so their opportunities to produce the best quality cotton with the best traits to fit their farming practices are not limited."

Eligible FiberMax and AFD varieties with Liberty Link Cotton System, which includes reimbursements of Ignite 280 Herbicide applications, will be covered on crop-destruct acres. Eligible FiberMax and AFD varieties containing Monsanto traits that yield 150 pounds or fewer per acre due to drought will qualify for seed cost reimbursement.

The Shared Risk Program does not include Monsanto technology fees. Growers should contact Monsanto for information regarding Roundup Rewards.

Seed distributors and dealers have been notified of enhancements to the annual Shared Risk program. The program also allows for re-applications of Temik insecticide/nematicide or Gaucho Grande Seed-Applied Insecticide under certain conditions.

For eligibility requirements, and more information on the Shared Risk Program, contact your local Bayer CropScience representative, your local seed distributor, or call 1-866-99-BAYER.