• By Rachel Vann •
The North Carolina Soybean Producers recently named the winners of the 2020 North Carolina Soybean Yield Contest.
The full results for the 2020 NC Soybean Yield Contest are now available on the North Carolina State Extension Soybean portal. Thirty growers entered in 2020, down from 38 entries in 2019.
Of those, seven were in the irrigated category (averaging 91.4 bushels per acre), and 23 entries from the non-irrigated category (averaging 81.5 bushels per acre).
The state yield record remains at 108.9 bushels per acre set in 2019. We will be discussing a recent analysis of 877 North Carolina Soybean Yield Contest entries from 2002-2019 at the upcoming county Extension meetings.
This analysis allowed us to use the production data collected from entries into the NC Soybean Yield Contest to identify management practices that were most consistently associated with high-yielding soybeans in North Carolina.
We again congratulate our 2020 Soybean Yield Contest winners. We appreciate all who submitted entries into the contest as it is helpful to identify production practices associated with high-yielding soybeans across North Carolina.
Rachel Vann is North Carolina State University Extension soybean specialist. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org