Virginia Soybean Yield Contest Gets More Members in the 100-Bushel Club

2017 was a great year to grow soybean.  We set a new record for average soybean yields in Virginia and most were generally happy with their soybean crop.

Although we did not break Keith Brankley’s 2012 Virginia record of 109 bushels per acre (and this was not irrigated), we did induct 3 new members into the 100-bushel club with the help of irrigation.  We also inducted 3 new members into the 90-bushel club and 4 new members into the 80-bushel club without the aid of irrigation.

I invite you to the Virginia Grain and Soybean Conference to share in their success and maybe get a few pointers on how to be the first inductee into the 110-bushel (or greater) club in 2018.

Below are a list of winners:

Double-Crop Contest

  • 3rd place – Patti Craun with 66.8 bu/A using Pioneer P46T30X
  • 2nd place – Kevin Craun with 67.2 bu/A using Pioneer P46T30X
  • 1st place – Steve Smith with 72.3 bu/A using Channel 4916RX/SR

Full-Season Contest

  • 3rd place – Michael Downing with 92.6 bu/A using Asgrow AG45X6
  • 2nd place – Stephen Ellis with 93.8 bu/A using Axis 3916NR
  • 1st place – Curtis Packett with 96.2 bu/A using Asgrow AG4135

Irrigated Contest

  • 3rd place – Steve Hudson with 100.8 bu/A using Channel 4916R2X/SR
  • 2nd place – Jonathan Hudson with 101.5 bu/A using Channel 4916R2X/SR
  • 1st place – Frank Hula with 104.2 bu/A using Local Seed Co. TS3959R2S

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