Soybean Association Announces Yield Contest

The Kansas Soybean Association has announced its yield contest for 2008, open to any soybean grower in Kansas.

There is no entry fee for Kansas Soybean Association members and a $10 entry feefor non-members. Checks for entries must be postmarked by Nov. 30, 2008.

Each participant must enter only one time for each location and must choose the type of tillage to enter. The state is divided into six districts: Northeast 1, Northeast, North Central, Eat Central, West and Southwest.

Entries may in Northeast 1 may be entered as conventional till dry land, no-till dry land, conventional till irrigated or no-till irrigated.

To be eligible for no-till awards, entries must be from fields of five or more years of continuous no-till and crop history for the previous three years stated on the entry form; any entry must be a field of at least five acres in size; FSA measurements will be used to verify the size of an entry field; all contest records will be property of contest committee when yields are compiled; contestants will notify the county extension office when harvest is to begin; harvest operations are to be witnessed and combine grain hopper is to be inspected and empty before harvest begins; witnesses may be service club representatives, FFA instructors or any individual designated by the county agent; weight of soybeans from the field shall be verified by official elevator scale tickets; scale tickets must accompany official entries; moisture percentage and foreign matter must be recorded on the scale tickets; yield is to be adjusted to 13 percent moisture; foreign matter in excess of one percent must be deducted from yields.

Send entries to: Yield Contest, Kansas Soybean Association, 3920 Wanamaker Drive, Topeka, Ks. 66614. The first three places in each district category for conventional till will receive certificates or plaques and monetary awards. First three places in each district category for no-till will receive a certificate or plaque along with paid entry to the No-Till on the Plains winter conference or a reduced cost for the No-Till on the Plains winter conference. First 3 places in conventional till and no-till irrigated will receive plaques and monetary awards.

For more information, please contact Gary Kilgore at 620- 496-7609, or send email to [email protected].  

In addition to the yield contest, producers can also enter the quality contest. To enter, send a 20-ounce sample of seed from the harvested field to the address above.

The sample will be analyzed for protein and oil content. A value will then be calculated. This contest is statewide only and the top three entries will be recognized. Any producer entering the quality contest must also enter the yield contest.

TAGS: USDA Soybean
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