LUBBOCK, Texas – National Sorghum Producers is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 NSP Yield Contest. Farmers from 28 states entered to win this year’s contest. Producer yields are highlighted in 10 different categories with this year’s top yield at 208.40 bushels per acre.
“The sorghum yield contest provides incentive for growers across the nation to go the extra mile to improve yield on their operation,” said NSP board of directors Chairman Don Bloss.”I congratulate the winners of the 2016 yield contest and look forward to meeting each one at Commodity Classic this coming year.”
The 2016 first place winners of the NSP Yield Contest were Jim Boehlke – Bell-Key Farms of Idaho in the Irrigated Conventional-Till category with a yield of 208.40 bushels per acre; Robert Santini, Jr. of New Jersey in the Dryland No-Till category with a yield of 178.04 bushels per acre; Winter Johnston of Pennsylvania in the Dryland Conventional-Till category with a yield of 184.80 bushels per acre; Rob Robinson of Nebraska who won the Irrigated Reduced-Till category with a yield of 197.68 bushels per acre; Sam Santini, Jr. of New Jersey in the Dryland Double Crop category with a yield of 198.36 bushels per acre; Travis Walker of Missouri in the Dryland Reduced-Till category with a yield of 184.59 bushels per acre; Jeffrey Barlieb of New Jersey in the Irrigated Double Crop category with a yield of 176.33 bushels per acre; Robert & John Reznik of Texas in the Irrigated No-Till category with a yield of 188.90; Triple Creek Farm of North Carolina in the Non-Irrigated Food-Grade category with a yield of 122.89; and Ron Robinson of Nebraska in the Irrigated Food-Grade category with a yield of 197.68.
“The future looks really bright for the sorghum industry because of the way we’ve seen our national average yield increase and as we get closer to the 250 bushel per acre goal in this contest,” Bloss said. “It is exciting to see producers work toward bettering their yields, which pushes sorghum to be an even more competitive crop.”
The national winners will be further recognized at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, on March 3, 2017, 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 http://sorghumgrowers.com/