Soybean Yield Contest Winners Announced

Little Rock, AR (December 17, 2018) - The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and the Arkansas Soybean Association are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest.  The contest divided state soybean producers into 8 groups, 7 geographic regions and 1 all state conventional (non-GMO) category.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 in each division achieving a minimum of 60 Bu/A at the Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Soybean Association on January 16, 2019.  The meeting will be held at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart.

The Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge launched in 2011.

The annual Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge is sponsored by the Arkansas Soybean Association and soybean checkoff dollars.

We want to commend all of the 144 soybean producers who entered the 2018 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest and we are proud to announce that 1 of these producers reached and exceeded the 100 bushel/acre milestone in 2018.  The Race for 100 yield contest began in 2007 and in 2013, three producers reached the goal.  In 2018, William Palsa from Tillar achieved this goal with Local Seed LS4565 and a yield of 107.394 bu/a.  Palsa is the 18th producer to achieve 100 bu/a since 2013.

 

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2018 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest.     We appreciate the participation of all the producers entered in the contest and the sharing of their production methods and management practices with the rest of the Arkansas soybean industry.

1-Northeast Delta
Marty White Poinsett Asgrow 46X6 RR2X 95.194
Annette Wray Poinsett Progeny 4816 RX RR2X 90.670
Mike Hook Craighead Pioneer P48A60X RR2X 90.214
2-Northeast
Brad French Randolph Credenz 4222 LL 94.416
Judd Cunningham Poinsett Asgrow 46X7 RR2X 89.957
Brian Mack Poinsett Asgrow 46X6 RR2X 88.579
3-White River Basin
Terry Fuller Monroe Pioneer P47T36 RR 83.513
David Petter Prairie Pioneer P46A16R RR2X 85.762
Justin Earls Jackson Progeny 4851 RX RR2X 79.575
4-Central & Grand Prairie
Taylor Burdett Arkansas Asgrow Ag47X6 RR2X 93.088
Drew Counce Arkansas Pioneer P46A16 RR 90.321
David Strohl Prairie Asgrow AG 46X6 RR2X 90.234
5-East Central Delta
Michael Taylor Jr Phillips Asgrow AG 47X6 RR2X 87.809
Neil Culp Phillips Asgrow AG 46X6 RR2X 87.394
Blake Culp Phillips Asgrow AG 46X6 RR2X 86.624
6-Southeast Delta
William Palsa Desha Local Seed LS4565 RR2X 107.394
Caper Robertson Desha Asgrow AG 4632 RR2Y 87.403
Kenneth Robertson Desha Asgrow AG 46X6 RR2X 83.402
7 - Western
Greg Hart Conway Rev 48A76 RR 77.067
James Gregory Conway Pioneer P47T36 RR 72.269
Lewis Moore Conway Beck 494 LL 65.510
Conventional
Jon Carroll Monroe Ellis Conv 70.764
Laura Stephens Cross Progeny 4910 Conv 70.309
Brandon Stephens Cross Progeny 4910 Conv 67.701

 

The Grow for the Green Yield Soybean Yield Challenge is funded by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board using producer checkoff funds.  The contests are administered by the Arkansas Soybean Association in cooperation with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.  May thanks to the county extension staff and independent consultants who help producers achieve these yields and serve as harvest judges.  Complete contest harvest information is available on the websites of the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and the Arkansas Soybean Association.  This file contains production information on contests since 1999.

 

For additional information on the soybean yield contests in Arkansas, please contact the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board (www.themiraclebean.com)  or Arkansas Soybean Association at 501-666-1418. Information will also be available on both websites www.arkansassoybean.com  and www.themiraclebean.com.