Thursday, September 4, 2014

2014 Wheat Contest Winners are Available

The 2014 Wheat Contest Winners are available online. The highest yield submitted was 120.26 bushels per acre by Jeff Coke in Daviess County. Jeff's field was disced twice. The highest no-tillage yield reported in 2014 was 115.98 bushels per acre by Duncan Gillum in Todd County. Both Jeff and Duncan are repeat winners from 2013. Area winners for 2014 included Merle Coblentz, SBJ Fischer, Gary Summers and Homestead Family Farms.

The contest has accepted entries for tillage and no-tillage since 1997. The highest yields average within 2 bushels per acre over that time. The highest yield reported since the start of the contest was by Elkin Farms in Warren County as no-tillage wheat at 130.61 bushels per acre.

More information on the production practices is available in the report at the UK Grain Crops webpage.  

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