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New weigh wagon able to simplify DSB yield checks

by | Sep 17, 2021

With help from several sponsors, the Delaware Soybean Board purchased a weigh wagon to expedite yield checks for its statewide yield contest. (Photo courtesy Delaware Soybean Board)

SEAFORD, Del. — Entrants of the Delaware Soybean Yield Contest no longer have to wait in long lines at the elevator to complete their yield checks.
The Delaware Soybean Board has simplified the process this harvest season with the purchase of a weigh wagon.
“Using the weigh wagon, we aim to complete more yield checks in a shorter amount of time,” said Delaware Soybean Board Chairman Cory Atkins. “We are excited to use this to our advantage to discover varieties and management choices that work for soybean growers in Delaware through the yield contest.”
Sponsors aiding in the purchase include Mountaire, Pioneer, Allen Chorman & Son Inc, Delaware Department of Agriculture, Hubner Seed, Mid Atlantic Farm Credit, Willard Agri-Service, King Crop Insurance, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Walls Irrigation and Taylor & Messick.
The 2021 contest will recognize the top producers in the following divisions: full season soybeans, double crop soybeans, and non-irrigated soybeans.
One state yield winner will be awarded $1,000 in each of the three designated categories.
County prizes of $250 will be awarded for the top placing entrants of full season and double crop categories.
All entrants of the yield check are encouraged to complete their entry yield check so that data on practices incorporated in producing high soybean yields can be collected while recognizing the individuals who have achieved such yields.
The contest is open to all soybean producers in Delaware. Visit www.desoybeans.com/yield-contest to find more information on contest rules.
For information on entering the yield contest, contact Rick Davis, yield contest coordinator at 443-735-7234 or r.davisjr@comcast.net.

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