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Soybean Yield Contest Winners Announced

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The Grow for the Green Yield Soybean Yield Challenge is funded by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board using producer checkoff funds.
The winners of the 2020 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest.

The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and the Arkansas Soybean Association are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest. 

The contest divided state soybean producers into nine groups, seven geographic regions, one all state conventional (non-GMO) category and new for 2020 a Champions Category. Cash prizes were awarded to the top three producers in each division achieving a minimum of 60 bu/a.  Winners were announced this morning at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Soybean Association.

We want to commend all of the 76 soybean producers who entered the 2020 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest and we are proud to announce that two of these producers reached and exceeded the 100 bushel/acre milestone in 2020. The Race for 100 Yield Contest began in 2007 and in 2013, the first three producers reached the goal. Ronnie Ragsdell from Lawrence county is the newest member of the 100 Bushel Club with a yield of 104.067 bu/a.

Ragsdell grew Pioneer P48A60X and became the 23rd producer to join the 100 Bushel Club.  Matt Miles from Desha county once again hit the 100-bushel mark with a yield of 116.858 bu/ac growing Pioneer P47A64X. He became the winner of the first Champion of Champions category.

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2020 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.

Division

Producer

County

Variety

Final Yield (bu/ac)

1-Northeast Delta

Linwood Wells

Green

Pioneer P48A60X

97.131

 

Casey Hook

Craighead

Pioneer P48A60X

91.237

 

David DaVault                       

Greene

Asgrow AG46X0

86.756

2-Northeast

Ronnie Ragsdell

Lawrence

Pioneer P48A60X

104.067

 

Nick Ragsdell

Lawrence

Asgrow AG46X6

95.438

 

Dennis Stephens

Cross

Pioneer P48A60X

85.966

 

 

 

 

 

3-White River Basin

Richard Walker

Jackson

Pioneer P48A60X

93.471

 

John Walker

Jackson

Pioneer P47A76L

92.808

 

Terry Fuller

Monroe

Pioneer 49T62 E

63.131

 

 

 

 

 

4-Central & Grand Prairie

Taylor Burdett

Arkansas

Pioneer P45A57X

93.422

 

Davis Bell

Prairie 

Pioneer P48A60X

85.888

 

David Petter

Prairie 

Pioneer P42A96X

84.851

 

 

 

 

 

5-East Central Delta

Neil Culp

Phillips

Asgrow AG45X8

97.480

 

Chris Carnathan           

Phillips

Asgrow AG46X6

89.751

 

Jeff Carnathan           

Phillips

Asgrow 4AG6X6

87.073

 

 

 

 

 

6-Southeast Delta

Kenneth Robertson

Desha

Pioneer P46A86X

92.075

 

Caper Robertson

Desha

Armor 48D25

91.431

 

 

 

 

 

7-Western

Greg Hart

Conway

Pioneer P49A41L

77.149

 

Jeremy Kitchens

Lafayette

Orlando 2047E

61.644

 

 

 

 

 

8-Conventional

Brandon Stephens

Cross

Virtue 4702S

82.013

 

Laura Stephens           

Cross

Virtue 4702S

76.109

 

Hunter Stephens

Cross

Virtue 4702S

66.308

 

 

 

 

 

Champions group

Matt Miles

Desha

Pioneer P47A64X

116.85

                                           

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. 

Many 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 or [email protected].  Information will also be available on both websites www.arkansassoybean.com  and www.themiraclebean.com.

Source: Arkansas Soybean Association, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

 

 

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