Contest winners announced
Posted: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 8:01 pm
This year’s Obion County soybean and corn yield contest winners were announced recently during Obion County Farm School meetings held at Boyette’s Dining Room at Reelfoot Lake.
Obion County soybean yield winners (above) and corn yield winners
Contestants enroll in the contest by entering stalks of corn and soybeans during the Obion County Fair. Crop Production Service served as superintendent of these contests.
At harvest time, a minimum of 1.25 acres of corn and five acres of soybeans are harvested. End results are all adjusted for moisture. These contests are sponsored by Monsanto and Pioneer seed companies.
In the soybean division, receiving first place and a check for $500 was Kenneth Barnes. He planted Asgrow 4907, which yielded 69.97 bushels per acre. Second place and $300 went to Ricky Seals. He planted Pioneer 94Y70 and made 66.96 bushels per acre. Mike Holman received third place and a check for $200. He planted Pioneer 94Y70, which made 66.26 bushels per acre.
In the corn division, receiving first place and a check for $500 was Jim Thorpe. He planted Pioneer 31D59, which yielded 248.2 bushels per acre. Second place and $300 went to Kenneth Barnes. He planted DeKalb DKC65-63, which yielded 243.2 bushels per acre. Jason Crabtree received third place and a check for $200. He planted Pioneer 31P42, which made 239.4 bushels per acre.
Published in The Messenger 3.2.10
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