The contest divided Arkansas soybean producers into eight groups, seven geographic regions and one all-state conventional (non-GMO) category.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three in each division achieving a minimum of 60 bushels per acre at the Arkansas Soybean Association Annual Meeting, Jan. 29, at the Brinkley Convention Center.
Altogether, 118 soybean producers entered the 2017 contest. Of those, nine reached or exceeded the 100-bushels-per-acre milestone during the season.
The Race for 100 yield contest began in 2007. In 2013, three producers reached the goal.
The Grow for the Green Yield Soybean Yield Challenge is funded by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board using producer checkoff funds. The contests are administered by the Arkansas Soybean Association in cooperation with the University of Arkansas System Division Of Agriculture.
County Extension staff and independent consultants helped producers achieve these yields and served as harvest judges.
Top Three Overall Yield Winners
|Perry Galloway||Gregory||Hefty H48X7||108.904|
|Layne Miles||McGehee||Pioneer P47T36R||108.052|
|Mary Galloway||Augusta||Hefty H497S||107.568|