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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.