Missouri grower Kip Cullers has done it again. With a yield of 154.74 bu/A, Cullers has set a new world record for soybean production, topping his previous record of 139.39 bu/A set last year. He attributes this accomplishment to two main factors.

"The two most important things you can do to maximize your yield is to pay attention to plant genetics and be proactive about protecting your crop from diseases," said Cullers. "A healthy plant is a happy plant and applying Headline fungicide is a key step in protecting my soybeans from disease and ensuring Plant Health. With Headline, I know I'm helping to get the most out of every plant."

BASF applauds Cullers on his achievements over the past two years. His progressive approach to farming and strong focus on innovative products like Headline is not only helping him achieve record-breaking results, but also expanding the possibilities of soybean production.

"What Kip Cullers is accomplishing with soybean yields is very impressive - as I was able to see first-hand when I visited his farm this year," said Dr. Gary Fellows, BASF technical marketing manager. "He's pushing the yield barrier higher than any of us might have thought possible. With proven results like this, many growers will continue to see the improved disease control and Plant Health benefits of Headline fungicide. "

In addition to setting a new world record in soybean production last year, Cullers also was a top winner in the National Corn Yield Contest sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association. He and many other contest winners relied on Headline for yield-maximizing disease control and Plant Health.

"I'm excited to see these kinds of tremendous results again this year. With attention to detail, proactive management, the right technology and a little luck, who knows where we'll go next year," said Cullers.

Cullers has been farming for more than 20 years and operates a diversified farm, K&K Farms, in southwest Missouri. He manages more than 7,500 acres of corn and soybeans, along with a variety of other crops and livestock. Cullers and his wife, Michelle, are raising two sons, Noah and Naaman.