Nine Arkansas growers top 100 bushels/acre in Grow for the Green contest

Grow for the GreenNine Arkansas growers topped 100 bushels per acre in the 2017 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest sponsored by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and the Arkansas Soybean Association.

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.

View the 2017 complete results at Arkansas Soybean Association. Results from previous year’s contests can be viewed by clicking here.

Top Three Overall Yield Winners

Name Location Variety Bu/a
Perry Galloway Gregory Hefty H48X7 108.904
Layne Miles McGehee Pioneer P47T36R 108.052
Mary Galloway Augusta Hefty H497S 107.568

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