The National Wheat Foundation announced four national winners for the National Wheat Yield Contest last month. The Bin Buster winners are from the following categories: Winter Wheat Dryland, Irrigated and Spring Wheat Dryland and Irrigated.
The Bin Buster winners:
1. Bruce Ruddenklau
Field Location: Amity, OR
Variety/Variety Name: OSU Rosalyn
Category: Winter Wheat – Dryland
Final Yield: 191.17 Bu/A
2. Derek Friehe
Field Location: Moses Lake, WA
Variety/Variety Name: Limagrain Jet
Category: Winter Wheat – Irrigated
Final Yield: 206.70 Bu/A
3. Trevor Stout
Field Location: Genesee, ID
Variety/Variety Name: WestBred WB 9303
Category: Spring Wheat – Dryland
Final Yield: 139.22 Bu/A
4. Terry Wilcox
Field Location: Rexburg, ID
Variety/Variety Name: WestBred WB 9668
Category: Spring Wheat – Irrigated
Final Yield: 172.60 Bu/A
A total of 418 entries were received, which was a record, up. From 397 last year. More information on the winners is available on the National Wheat Foundation website.
The National Wheat Foundation has also announced the state winners, which includes 77 growers from 25 states.
“If you asked the general public where they think wheat is grown, they would say states like Kansas or Nebraska,” said National Wheat Foundation Board Chairman David Cleavinger. “The National Wheat Yield Contest proves differently and shows the diversity of the wheat crop and that it can be grown from the East to the West Coast and in between.”
The National Corn Growers Association released the results of its 2020 National Corn Yield Contest Dec. 14. A Michigan grower produced the highest yield.