Wheat Foundation Announces 2020 National Yield Winners

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The National Wheat Foundation’s National Wheat Yield Contest offers growers the opportunity to compete with farmers from across the United States and improve their production practices through new and innovative techniques. Today, NWF is announcing the national winners for the 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest.

“This year the Foundation is awarding four Bin Buster winners, one from each of the four categories: Winter Wheat Dryland and Irrigated and Spring Wheat Dryland and Irrigated,” stated Foundation Board President David Cleavinger. “COVID-19 created many setbacks for growers across the country. It is exciting to see that it did not prevent wheat farmers from participating in this year’s Contest.”

The contest recognizes winners in two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, and two subcategories: dryland and irrigated.

“NWF would like to thank each grower for enrolling in the NWYC and thank our sponsors for helping to make the Contest available to wheat growers in the United States. Entries for the Contest continue to be on an uphill trend, and this year we received a record-breaking 418 total entries, up from 397 last year,” continued Cleavinger.

This year’s National winners per category*:

Bin Buster Winners

Bruce Ruddenklau
Field Location: Amity, OR
Variety/Variety Name: OSU Rosalyn
Category: Winter Wheat – Dryland
Final Yield: 191.17 Bu/A

Derek Friehe
Field Location: Moses Lake, WA
Variety/Variety Name: Limagrain Jet
Category: Winter Wheat – Irrigated
Final Yield: 206.70 Bu/A

Trevor Stout
Field Location: Genesee, ID
Variety/Variety Name: WestBred WB 9303
Category: Spring Wheat – Dryland
Final Yield: 139.22 Bu/A

Terry Wilcox
Field Location: Rexburg, ID
Variety/Variety Name: WestBred WB 9668
Category: Spring Wheat – Irrigated
Final Yield: 172.60 Bu/A

Spring Wheat Winners – High Yield Category
Irrigated

Name Field County/State Variety Variety Name/Number Final Yield** % Increase of Cty Avg* National Rank
Dallin Wilcox Madison, ID WestBred WB9707 167.02  

1st High Yield
James Getzinger Grant, WA WestBred WB9662 164.34  

2nd High Yield
Name Field County/State Variety Variety Name/Number Final Yield** % Increase of Cty Avg* National Rank
Randy Duncan Benewah, WA WestBred WB6121 125.79

 

 

1st High Yield
Tom Duyck Washington, OR WaState Diva 123.60  

2nd High Yield
Rick Albrecht Griggs, ND WestBred WB9590 120.65  

3rd High Yield
Jon Wert Slope, ND LCS Trigger 105.00 160.68% 1st
Jordan Christman Adams, ND WestBred WB9719 91.44 132.44% 2nd
Raymond & Amanda Kopp Ward, ND WestBred WB9719 115.24 126.18% 3rd

Dryland

Winter Wheat Winners – High Yield Category


Irrigated

Name Field

County/State

Variety Variety Name/Number Final Yield** % Increase of Cty Avg* National Rank
Joel Zwainz Lincoln, WA Limagrain Shine 197.15  

1st High Yield
Rylee Reynolds Twin Falls, ID AgriPro SY Ovation 196.85  

2nd High Yield

Dryland

Name Field County/ State Variety Variety Name/Number Final Yield** % Increase of Cty Avg* National Rank
John Dixon Garfield, WA McGregor Seed M-Press 189.97  

1st High Yield
Doug Stout Latah, ID WestBred Keldin 179.91  

2nd High Yield
Nick Suwyn Barry, MI AgriPro SY576 170.24  

3rd High Yield
Darren Grumbine Lebanon, PA Pioneer 25R77 152.86  

4th High Yield
Dale Wehmeyer St. Clair, IL AgriMAXX AM513 119.4  

5th High Yield
R&K Farms Laramie, WY WestBred WB4462 110.37 349.57% 1st
CR Freeman Kiowa, OK OK Genetics,Inc. OK Corral 100.60 308.44% 2nd
Scott Kodesh Noble, OK WestBred WB4699 98.98 206.63% 3rd
Levi Johnson Alfalfa, OK WestBred WB4699 111.32 206.16% 4th
Tyler Ediger Meade, KS WestBred WB4792 108.43 205.01% 5th

The sponsors for the 2020 National Yield Contest are AgriMaxx, Ardent Mills, BASF, Corteva, Croplan/Winfield, Grain Craft, John Deere, Miller Milling, Syngenta, and WestBred.

*It should be noted winners are selected by the percentage increase their yield exceeds the most recent 5-year Olympic county average as determined by USDA.

**Final yield in bushels/acre




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