The Arkansas Soybean Association has announced winners of the 2011 Go for the Green ($$$$) Soybean Yield Challenge.
Paul Bingham of Truman, Ark., took home a $10,000 cash award in the early season production system division with a yield of 93.96 bushels per acres.
Perry Galloway of Gregory, Ark., won $10,000 in the full season division with a yield of 82.07 bushels per acre.
Terry Fuller from Poplar Grove, Ark., won $7,500 in the double crop division with a yield of 55.94 bushels per acre.
Winners were announced and recognized at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Soybean Association in Brinkley, Ark.
Bingham planted Pioneer 94Y70 on April 9 on furrow-irrigated 38-inch twin rows. He harvested on Sept. 13.
Galloway planted Pioneer 94Y40 furrow irrigated 38-inch twin rows. He planted on May 9 and harvested on Sept. 29.
Fuller planted USG 74E88 on pivot irrigated 37-inch twin rows. He planted on June 10 and harvested on Oct. 4.
Additional prizes in the early-season division were awarded to Garrett Qualls from Lake City; Charles (Pete) Poole from Eudora; and Mike Hook from Lake City.
Qualls received $7,500 for a second place finish of 93.84 bushels per acre. He planted Asgrow 4303 on April 8, harvested on Sept. 16 on furrow irrigated 38-inch twin rows.
Poole received $5,000 for third place with a yield of 92.70 bushels per acre. He planted Pioneer 94Y70 on April 2, harvested on Aug. 25 on furrow irrigated 38-inch twin rows.
Hook took home $2,500 for a fourth place finish of 90.80 bushels per acre. He planted Pioneer 94Y70 on April 7 and harvested on Sept. 13. He planted on furrow irrigated 38-inch rows.
In the full-season division, second ($7,500), third ($5,000), and fourth ($2,500) places went to Blake Goodman from Gregory, Mike Taylor from Helena, and Eddie Tackett from Atkins respectively.
Goodman planted Pioneer 94Y70 on May 18 and harvested a yield of 80.11 on Oct. 14. He planted on furrow-irrigated 30-inch rows.
Taylor planted Asgrow 4605 on May 4 and harvested a yield of 74.52 on Sept. 28. He planted on furrow-irrigated 38-inch rows.
Tackett planted Armor 46R42 on April 28 and harvested a yield of 71.07 bushels per acre on Oct. 5. His field was furrow-irrigated and drilled.
In the double-crop division, second place ($5,000) went to Alan Hargraves from Helena with a yield of 53.17 bushels per acre. Hargraves planted Asgrow 4907 on June 2 and harvested on Oct. 10. His field was furrow-irrigated on 38-inch twin rows.
Third place ($2,500) went to Marty Williams of Wynne with a yield of 50.76 bushels per acre. Williams planted Armor 49V6 on June 14, harvested on Oct. 22. His field was furrow-irrigated on 15-inch rows.
The Go for the Green ($$$$) Yield Challenge is funded by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. The contest is administered by the Arkansas Soybean Association and University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture county agents and agronomists are key to the success of the program.
This contest is in addition to the Race for 100 Yield Contest, also sponsored by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. The first producer to achieve 100 bushels per acre receives a cash prize of $50,000.
Watch for announcements on the 2012 Yield Contests. All soybean producers in Arkansas are eligible to enter. Additional production information is available on the website of the Arkansas Soybean Association (www.arkansassoybean.com).