2016 KY Soybean Yield Contest Winners Announced
Carrie Knott, Extension Agronomist-Princeton, University of Kentucky
The 2016 University of Kentucky Extension Soybean Yield Contest winners are in!
The 13 awards include:
State Champion (highest yield entry regardless of production practices)
1st and 2nd place for Full-Season soybeans (Division I)
1st and 2nd place for Double-Crop soybeans (Division II)
Four district awards for highest yield per district
1st and 2nd place for highest Oil content
1st and 2nd place for highest Protein content
Phillip Meredith from Henderson County once again was State Champion with a yield of 92.74 bu/A.
Donald Poore of Cumberland County took 1st place for full-season soybeans with 83.92 bu/A.
Castlen Bros of Daviess County took 2nd place for full-season soybeans with 83.37 bu/A.
Camron, Mark, and Clay Wells of Union County took 1st place for double-crop soybeans with 79.49 bu/A.
Drew Langley of Hardin County took 2nd place for double-crop soybeans with 73.76 bu/A.
Bugg Farms of Graves County took 1st place in District 1 for their double-crop entry of 56.26 bu/A.
Goetz Bros of Daviess County took 1st place in District 2 for their full-season entry of 79.43 bu/A.
Seldom Rest Farm of Simpson County took 1st place in District 3 for their full-season entry of 81.76 bu/A.
Mark Thomas of Hardin County took 1st place in District 4 for their full-season entry of 74.20 bu/A.
PPJ Farm in Daviess County won 1st place for highest oil content with 25.97% oil.
Greg Steward of Union County won 2nd place for oil content with 25.60% oil.
Donald Poore of Cumberland County won 1st place for highest protein content with 41.73% protein.
Wells Bros Farm of Union County won 2nd place for protein content with 40.97% protein.
Awards will be presented at the 2016 Kentucky Commodity Conference on January 19, 2015 in Bowling Green, KY. The Soybean Yield Contest and awards are sponsored by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky Soybean Association, and supporting agribusinesses.
A detailed summary of agronomic practices and all yield entries will soon be available at http://www.kygrains.info/yield-contests.html.