Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) March 01, 2013
Stoneville® Cotton Seed was founded to increase the economic value of an acre of cotton, and that purpose still guides the cottonseed brand today. Generations of growers have trusted the brand’s early seedling vigor, consistent stand establishment and higher yield potential. Today, Stoneville is breaking new ground with industry-first technology while yields and profitability continue to improve.
“Our goal is to make the cotton grower profitable and Stoneville gives growers that opportunity,” said Jeff Brehmer, U.S. product manager for FiberMax® and Stoneville, Bayer CropScience. “Since Bayer CropScience bought Stoneville in 2007, we have focused on improving the germplasm and introgressing the best traits. You see that today with the 2013 advancement of two new Stoneville varieties, ST 4946GLB2 and ST 6448GLB2, which are the first Stoneville varieties to offer multiple herbicide tolerance with GlyTol® and LibertyLink® traits. This is the most complete cotton technology on the market today.”
Stoneville leading the cotton industry is not new. In 1995, Stoneville became the world’s first company to commercialize genetically engineered cottonseed with BXN. Bud Hughes was with Stoneville for 15 years and served as president and CEO for 11 years. Hughes, now a partner in the crop genetics M&A firm Verdant Partners LLC, led the company through the transition to transgenic cotton. Hughes also oversaw strategic germplasm acquisitions that broadened and accelerated germplasm development.
“We were proud of BXN. After decades
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