NSP Announces Annual Yield Contest Winners, New World Record Non-Irrigated Yield Set
NSP Announces Annual Yield Contest Winners
New World Record Non-Irrigated Yield Set
LUBBOCK, Texas – National Sorghum Producers is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 NSP Yield Contest. Farmers from 29 states entered to win this year’s contest. Producer yields are highlighted in seven different categories with this year’s top yield at 239.85 bushels per acre, which is a new world record non-irrigated sorghum yield.
“I congratulate all of the 2015 Yield Contest winners,” said NSP board of directors Chairman James Born. “The yield contest year-after-year demonstrates the yield potential of sorghum and allows us to recognize outstanding growers across the nation for their dedication to management and the yields they have been able to achieve in doing so.”
The 2015 first place winners of the NSP Yield Contest were Jim Boehlke – Bell-Key Farms of Idaho in the Conventional-Till Irrigated category with a yield of 237.93 bushels per acre; Rigdon Farms of Maryland in the No-Till Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 239.85 bushels per acre; Santino Santini, Jr. of New Jersey in the Conventional-Till Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 188.73 bushels per acre; Ki Gamble of Kansas who won the Reduced-Till Irrigated category with a yield of 233.39 bushels per acre; Robert Hoffines of Pennsylvania in the Double Crop Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 172.13 bushels per acre; Robert Santini, Jr. of New Jersey in the Mulch-Till Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 198.08 bushels per acre; and Chris Santini of New Jersey in the Double Crop Irrigated category with a yield of 183.00 bushels per acre.
“Yields continue to improve each year since we set out to reach 250 bushels per acre,” said NSP Chairman James Born. “The number of entries surpassing 200 bushel plus has increased, and we look forward to the potential in next year’s contest.”
The national winners will be further recognized at Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 4, 2016, at an awards dinner sponsored by Dupont Pioneer.
To see a complete list of the NSP Yield Contest national, state and county results, or to learn more about the contest, visit www.sorghumgrowers.com/yield-contest.
NSP represents U.S. sorghum producers and serves as the voice of the sorghum industry coast to coast through legislative representation, regulatory representation and education. To learn more about NSP, visit www.sorghumgrowers.com.