Sorghum Yield Winners Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

This year’s winners of the National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest have been announced and the top yield for 2016 comes in at 208.40 bushels per acre.

“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,” said NSP board of directors Chairman Don Bloss.

Farmers from 28 states entered this year’s contest in 10 different categories. The first place winners are:

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 national winners will be officially recognized at the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas at an awards dinner sponsored by DuPont Pioneer.

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