To help growers achieve the maximum value potential for their high-quality Certified FiberMax Cotton, Bayer CropScience has selected three outstanding U.S. cotton merchants as exclusive partners for the 2008 Certified FiberMax Cotton program.



The three Certified FiberMax Cotton merchants-Allenberg Cotton in Cordova, Tenn., Knowles-Taylor Cotton in Matador, Texas, and Queensland Cotton in Dallas, Texas-will work cooperatively with Bayer CropScience to promote Certified FiberMax Cotton as premium fiber to mills worldwide.



"We are extremely pleased to partner with these three respected merchants," said Richard Shaw, Certified FiberMax manager, Bayer CropScience. "The Certified FiberMax Cotton merchants program is another step in our continuing efforts to build closer relationships with mills worldwide. It will improve the reliability of supply for mills while improving the potential for growers, through these merchants, to benefit from the premium quality of FiberMax lint through our certification program."



Demand for Certified FiberMax Cotton has steadily increased from mills around the world, Shaw continued. This collaboration allows merchants to create additional demand for the quality fiber. The Certified FiberMax Cotton program assures spinners and textile manufacturers they are receiving genuine FiberMax cotton that provides the spinability they have come to expect.



Growers who register their bales for certification will be in a better position to take advantage of the increased profit potential created through the Certified FiberMax Cotton program, Shaw said.



As in years past, growers interested in participating in the Certified FiberMax Cotton program can sign up their bales at www.CertifiedFiberMax.com.



Bayer CropScience will issue certificates of authenticity only for validated bales sold to mills and purchased from one of the three Certified FiberMax merchants. The Certified FiberMax merchants program is another step by Bayer CropScience to assure quality cotton delivery from the field to mills worldwide.