Corn and Soybean Yield contests winners announced
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:00 pm
AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED — This year’s Obion County Soybean and Corn Yield Contest winners were announced recently during the Obion County Farm School meetings held at Boyette’s Dining Room at Reelfoot Lake. Contestants enroll in the contest by entering stalks of corn and soybeans during the Obion County Fair. Crop Production Service served as superintendent of these contests. At harvest time, a minimum of 1.25 acres of corn and five acres of soybeans are harvested. End results are all adjusted for moisture. These contests are sponsored by Monsanto and Pioneer seed companies. In the Soybean Division, receiving first place and a check for $500 was Kenneth Barnes. He planted Asgrow 4303, which yielded him 69.56 bushels per acre. Second place and $300 went to Jeremy Barnes. He planted Asgrow 49.7 and made 64.41 bushels per acre. Ricky Seals received third place and a check for $200. He planted Dyna-Grow 48N7, which made him 67.27 bushels per acre. In the Corn Division, receiving first place and a check for $500 was Ethan Tanner. He planted Pioneer P1745HR, which yielded him 255.01 bushels per acre. Second place and $300 went to Kenneth Barnes. He planted DeKalb DKC64-69, which yielded him 253.85 bushels per acre. Sharon Barnes received third place and a check for $200. She planted DeKalb DKC64-69, which made her 250.73 bushels per acre. On hand for the award presentations were (from left) Jeremy Barnes, Ricky Seals, Kelsey Barnes (accepting for her mother), Kenneth Barnes, Ethan Tanner and Kyle Bailey of Crop Production Service.
Published in The Messenger 3.27.12