Southern Missouri Farmers Show 90+ Bushel Beans in Annual Soybean Yield Contest

Results from the Missouri Soybean Association and Merchandising Council’s annual competition are in, with farmers from counties across southern Missouri taking the top honors with soybean yields above 90 bushels per acre. The highest yield in the contest was from Glenda Hinkebein of Cape Girardeau County, with 93.3 bushels per acre on non-irrigated soybeans.

“Even in challenging conditions, Missouri soybean farmers continue to succeed – consistently improving their efficiency and embracing sustainability,” said Tom Raffety, a southeast Missouri farmer and president of the Missouri Soybean Association. “I am proud to see their dedication and outstanding skill recognized as they work to feed and fuel the world. Congratulations to all participants in this year’s yield contest and to all our farm families who ensured another year’s crop made it into the bin.”

The Missouri Soybean Yield Contest is made possible by the Missouri Soybean Association, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and soybean checkoff, as well as Asgrow, Baker Implement Company and Pioneer.

The statewide and district winners in each category: conventional, no-till and irrigated, are listed below, along with the seed variety used to reach their top-tier yield.

Statewide Winners – Irrigated Soybeans

  Entry Community County Seed Yield (bu/ac)
1st Kent Kellenberger Lamar Barton Asgrow 3832 92.7
2nd John Engram Sikeston Scott Pioneer P47T36R 90.7
3rd Larry Compton Lamar Barton Asgrow 4232 71.9

 

Statewide Winners – Non-Irrigated Soybeans

  Entry Community County Seed Yield (bu/ac)
1st Glenda Hinkebein Chaffee Cape Girardeau Asgrow 4633RR 93.3
2nd Carl Landewee Chaffee Cape Girardeau Merschman Orlando LL 86.7
3rd Rick Kleinheider Washington Franklin Pioneer P44T63R 85.7

 

Thanks to the partnership of the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, and industry partners Asgrow, Baker Implement Company and Pioneer, statewide winners will receive prizes including a trip to the 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, their own UAV – drone – and accessories, and gift cards to Cabela’s and for biodiesel. District winners in each category will also receive their choice of $750 in biodiesel or in Cabela’s gift cards. Winners will be recognized at district and state-level soybean meetings this winter, as well as in Missouri Soybean Farmer magazine.

District Winners – Conventional Soybeans

  Entry Community County Seed Yield (bu/ac)
1 Craig Lambert Pattonsburg Davies Asgrow AG3832 74.5
2 Thomas White III Norborne Carroll Pioneer P44T63R 75.0
3 Cliff Mahar Curryville Pike Asgrow 4135RR2Y 61.7
4 Anthony Brackman Concordia Lafayette Pioneer P44T63R 74.6
5 Tim Brand Glasgow Howard Asgrow 3735 75.0
6 Rick Kleinheider Washington Franklin Pioneer P44T63R 85.7
7 Carl Landewee Chaffee Cape Girardeau Merschman Orlando LL 86.7

 

District Winners – No-Till Soybeans

  Entry Community County Seed Yield (bu/ac)
1 Josh Oswald Fairfax Atchison Pioneer 93Y84 77.8
2 Brad Wilford Laredo Grundy Asgrow 4632 72.9
3 Gary Riedel Centralia Audrain Asgrow AG4034 64.6
4 Jeremy Thomas Stella McDonald Asgrow 5332 83.0
5 Norb Mengwasser Linn Osage Pioneer P44T63R 61.6
7 Glenda Hinkebein Chaffee Cape Girardeau Asgrow 4633RR 93.3

 

Missouri’s statewide average soybean harvest was just over 40 bushels per acre, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Missouri’s record statewide average is 46.5 bushels per acre, and was set in 2014.

Participants in the Missouri Soybean Yield Contest were required to enter their fields into the competition prior to harvest. The 2015 deadline was September 15. At harvest, participants were required to have a designated judge verify their yield results for the competition and submit those results no later than December 1.

Contest rules are posted online at mosoy.org. Details for the 2016 Missouri Soybean Yield Contest will be posted online at mosoy.org and announced in Missouri Soybean Farmer magazine during the summer of 2016.

 

Note: A map of Missouri’s soybean districts is available online at https://mosoy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/full-mo-map.png. There is not a no-till winner for the sixth district in this year’s competition, as no entry met all requirements for that category.