Missouri Soybean Yield Contest
Due to the extreme weather delays in soybean harvest in many areas of the state, the MSA Yield Contest Harvest Form deadline was moved from November 15 to December 1.
The Missouri Soybean Association’s yield contest is back for 2018 with several changes in response to grower feedback. The tradition of great prizes is continuing, with even more cash awards and automatic honors for growers with triple-digit yields.
For the 2018 contest, the Missouri Soybean Association dropped the entry fee. All members were eligible to enter the contest. For 2018, the requirement for crop rotation on contest fields was also been dropped based on grower feedback. Previously, farmers had to have grown soybean in the contest field within the previous three years.
The annual competition recognizes those producers across the state who truly excel in soybean production based on their crop yields. Growers had until September 1 to complete their entry forms.
The 2018 contest again included regional competitions in addition to the statewide contest. Growers in each of the Association’s seven districts compete against one another on yields – giving farmers the opportunity to show their skills against others’ growing in similar soils and under similar weather conditions.
All contest entries must use soybean varieties available in the marketplace for Missouri. No experimental line(s) are eligible for Missouri’s soybean yield contest.
Winners in the district-level competitions go on to compete for statewide recognition and additional prizes.
The overall winner of the irrigated contest will be selected from all entrants who used irrigation on their crop, regardless of tillage practice. The overall winner of the non-irrigated contest will be selected from among district winner(s) of the No-tillage and Tilled categories combined.
Prizes will be awarded during the Missouri Soybean Association’s district meetings and annual meeting in early 2019. Winners will also be recognized online and in Missouri Soybean Farmer magazine.