Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kentucky Yield Contest Winners to be Honored

Chad Lee, Extension Agronomist, University of Kentucky

The 2014 Kentucky Extension Yield Contest Winners will receive their plaques and trophies at the 2015 Kentucky Commodity Conference on Friday, January 16, 2015 in Bowling Green, KY.

Farmers, supervisors and fans of the yield contest will attend the banquet starting at 6:30 pm. But, most farmers will arrive much earlier in the day to attend the full agenda.The Commodity Conference is organized by your commodity organizations: Kentucky Corn Growers Association, Kentucky Soybean Association and the Kentucky Small Grains Growers' Association. Numerous agricultural businesses help fund the conference. The Kentucky Extension Yield Contests are sponsored by these groups and businesses as well as the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Yields in all three contests, corn, soybean and wheat were excellent. Corn had some of the best yields ever, with non-irrigated winners exceeding 300 bushels per acre. These contests give us an idea of what yields are possible when most everything goes well, from management to genetics to weather. Summaries of the production practices of the winners will be handed out at the meetings and will be made available online soon.

We look forward to seeing you there. 

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