ARKANSAS SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION
1501 N Pierce, Suite 100
Little Rock, Arkansas 72207
Arkansas Soybean Producers Break 100 Bushel Mark
Little Rock, AR (October 9, 2017) – The Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge is pleased to announce that Matt Miles has once again topped the 100 bushel per acre mark in the Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest. Miles planted Pioneer P47T36R on April 8 west of Boydelle, Arkansas in Ashley County. He harvested on September 11 and his yield was 105.020 bu/a. Miles is already a member of the Arkansas 100 Bushel Club having reached the 100 bushel mark three times previously in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Miles was the first producer to turn in winning yields for 2017. In addition, we are pleased to announce additional members of our 100 Bushel Club.
John Newkirk from Stuttgart harvested 103.974 bu/a on September 16. Newkirk planted Asgrow AG 46X6 (RR2X) on April 9.
Billy Wayne Tripp from Searcy harvested 100.511 bu/a on September 27. He planted Asgrow AG46X6 (RR2X) on April 12, 2017.
Jason Berry from DeWitt harvested Pioneer P46A16R on September 18 for a yield of 102.894 bu/a. He planted on April 5.
Layne Miles from McGehee planted Pioneer P47T36R on April 14 and harvested 108.052 on September 15.
James E .Wray, Jr from Trumann planted Asgrow AG 46X6 (RR2X) on April 12 and harvested on October 2 for 103.830 bu/A.
James Elton Wray from Trumann planted Asgrow AG 46X6 (RR2X) on April 10 and harvested on October 6 for 105.918 bu/A.
This is the second time for Layne Miles, James E.Wray Jr., and James Elton Wray to achieve 100 bu/a.
This contest is funded by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board using producer checkoff funds and is managed by the Arkansas Soybean Association. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a major component of the contest by providing information to producers and serving as judges. The contest fields consist of five to seven acres and must have been planted in soybeans at least once in the previous three years.
These producers, along with the other division winners in the contest, will be recognized at the Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Soybean Association in January 2018.