Mississippi soybean groups kick off new state yield contest

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Photo courtesy Mississippi State University

Think you have what it takes to grow lots of soybeans? If you farm in Mississippi, you’ll get a chance to earn some bragging rights (and some prize money) through the inaugural 2017 Mississippi Soybean Yield Contest.

It is sponsored by the Mississippi Soybean Association in partnership with the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board.

The yield contest is divided into four divisions:

Maximum yield: Irrigated
Maximum yield: Dryland
Maximum economic yield: Irrigated
Maximum economic yield: Dryland

First place in each division will receive $4,000, while second place will earn $1,000.

The contest will be administered by Mississippi State University Extension. Yield contest officials (YCO) will be your county Extension agent or a Mississippi State University Extension specialist/agronomist.

Entry forms must be received by Aug. 1, and the location of the contest field must be submitted to your YCO at least seven days before harvest. The contest harvest area must be contiguous, have four straight sides (square or rectangle) and be between 5-7 acres.

Full contest rules, entry forms, harvest worksheets, harvest report forms and production forms are available at the new Mississippi Soybean Association website: www.mississippisoybeanassociation.com.

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