Deadline to Enter Pa Soybean Yield Contest Extended
Convenient online signup. Deadline has been extended to September 10.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (August 24, 2021) — With record soybean yields being predicted for this fall, there’s never been a better time for Pennsylvania soybean producers to enter the 2021 Pa. Soybean Yield Contest. The deadline to register to enter has been extended to September 10, 2021.
Winners of the contest produce high yields by using best crop management practices throughout the growing season that pay oﬀ at harvest. Sharing these successful management practices with growers throughout the state is the focus of the yield contest, sponsored by the Pa. Soybean Board in association with Penn State Extension.
“The intent of the contest is not only to recognize top producers, but to collect and share production information that will help all soybean producers increase the yield and quality of their crop,” says Andrew Frankenﬁeld, who administers the contest in conjunction with fellow Penn State Senior Extension Educator Del Voight. “We encourage soybean producers throughout Pennsylvania to enter the yield contest.”
A state-wide grand champion will be recognized, along with the top growers in each of ﬁve regions in Pennsylvania. The top producer in each region will receive an educational trip to the Commodity Classic, the annual joint convention of the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, and the National Grain Sorghum Producers, to be held in March 2022 in New Orleans.
The results of the contest focus farmer attention on agronomic and management skills that will increase soybean yields and proﬁtability. The management practices of these top producers, including seed variety and rate, tillage practices, nutrients, weed and pest management, planting dates and more, are assembled in a report documenting the results of all entrants in the contest. As a thank you gift, growers who submit a completed harvest report for the contest will receive a pair of work gloves. Growers can choose to have their results published anonymously if desired.
Convenient online signup is available. The deadline to enter is September 10, 2021 while the deadline for submitting the grower’s actual harvest yield report is November 15, 2021.
Register online at pasoybean.org or contact the Pennsylvania Soybean Board at 717.651.5922. Additional information on the contest is available on the Pennsylvania Soybean Board website at pasoybean.org.
About the Pennsylvania Soybean Board
The Pennsylvania Soybean Board is a farmer-controlled Board responsible for managing Pennsylvania’s share of funds received from the nationwide Soybean Checkoﬀ program. The funding is available under an assessment program, approved by Congress in 1990, under which soybean farmers contribute 50 cents of every $100 they receive for their beans at the ﬁrst point of sale. Funds are used to develop markets, educate consumers, and research new ways to utilize and produce soybeans more eﬃciently. For more information, visit pasoybean.org.