Dairyland Seed recently announced the National and State winners for its annual Corn and Soybean Yieldmaster Contests.
The title of National Corn Yieldmaster was awarded to Waletich Farms of Langford, SD with a yield of 302.10 bushels per acre with DS-9395SSX. Loras McQuillen of Holy Cross, IA, was awarded National Soybean Yieldmaster with a yield of 88.41 bushels per acre with DSR-234/RR.
The Early Zone Soybean Yieldmaster was awarded to Shannon Boehmlehner of Wheaton, Minn., with a yield of 82.30 bushels per acre with DSR-1710/R2Y, and the Early Zone Corn Yieldmaster was awarded to Waletich Farms of Langford, SD, who entered DS-9395SSX with a yield of 302.10 bushels. Individual state winners were also awarded.
Wisconsin Corn Yieldmasters: First place, Schmitt Bros, Inc. Farms, of Fountain City (279.74 bu/a. with HiD.F.-3008-6); second place, Fictum Acres LLC of Maribel (244.90 bu/a. with DS-9395SSX); and third place went to Jagiello Dairy Farm LLC of Lena (236.45 bu/a. with DS-9395SSX).
Wisconsin Soybean Yieldmasters: First place, Richard Charapata of Pewaukee (79.43 bu/a. with DSR-2011/RR); second place, Waack Family Farms of Reedsville (78.8 bu/a. with DSR-1808/R2Y); and third place was awarded to Kevin Immel of Eden (77.15 bu/a. with DSR-1215/R2Y).
According to Tom Strachota, Dairyland Seed General Manager, "American farmers play a substantial role in both feeding the world and helping the U.S. economy. Yields like these from Waletich and McQuillen indicate a bright future."
"While national average yields were depressed in 2012 due to the severe drought, they were much improved from the droughts levels of 1988. We must do our part and continue to provide farmers improved genetics, improved methods and improved science, including biotechnology," said Strachota.
Dairyland Seed was founded in 1907 and focuses its business on providing world-class hybrid corn, soybean and alfalfa genetics to American farmers. Now part of Dow AgroSciences, the plant breeding efforts initiated by Dairyland have since expanded and products offered include SmartStax and Refuge Advanced. Dairyland Seed is headquartered in West Bend.