Kansas Sorghum Producers Win Big in Yield Contests

Kansas Sorghum Producers Win Big in Yield Contests

Kansans take top honors in eight of 11 categories; will be further recognized at Commodity Classic.

Kansas producers won eight out of 11 categories in the 2013 National Sorghum Producers National Sorghum Yield and Management Contest. Farmers from 23 states entered this year's contest. this year's top yield was 215 bushels per acre.

The national winners will be further recognized at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, on Feb. 28, 2014, at an awards dinner sponsored by Pioneer.

Award winners

"I congratulate all winners on their sorghum yield success in 2013," said NSP Chairman J.B. Stewart. "This contest is a great way to showcase the achievements of producers using best management practices, while demonstrating the yield potential grain sorghum offers."

The 2013 first place winners of the NSP Yield and Management Contest were Ki Gamble of Kansas who won the Reduced-Till Irrigated category with a yield of 215 bushels per acre; Gary Resco of Kansas in the No-Till Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 176.39 bushels per acre; Kimberly Gamble of Kansas in the Mulch-Till Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 175.65 bushels per acre; David Justice of Kansas in the Conventional-Till Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 144.84 bushels per acre; Eric Parkey of Texas in the Conventional-Till Irrigated category with a yield of 194.97 bushels per acre; Santino Santini, Jr. of New Jersey in the Double Crop Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 133.66 bushels per acre; and Darrol Miller Farm, Inc. of Kansas in the Double Crop Irrigated category with a yield of 153.42 bushels per acre.

Ki Gamble of Kansas is the Irrigated National Food-Grade category winner with a yield of 194.92 bushels per acre, and Ben Cramer of Kansas won the Non-Irrigated National Food-Grade category with a yield of 75.43 bushels per acre. Ki Gamble of Kansas won the Irrigated Bin Buster Award category with a yield of 215 bushels per acre, and John W. Williams of Illinois yielded 186.35 bushels to win the Non-Irrigated Bin Buster Award.

"I congratulate all winners on their sorghum yield success in 2013," said NSP Chairman J.B. Stewart. "This contest is a great way to showcase the achievements of producers using best management practices, while demonstrating the yield potential grain sorghum offers."

To see a complete list of the NSP Yield and Management Contest national, state and county results or to learn more about the contest, visit the National Sorghum Producers website.
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