210 Lessons Learned from Yield and Efficiency Contests

Oral Session
ASA Section: Education & Extension
Yield contests are conducted in most U.S. states.  While yields represented in these contests are atypical, they provide evidence of yield potential under different environments and also an overview of the management practices of top producers.  A few states conduct “maximum efficiency contests”, where production costs are integrated.  Also, certain commodities might use entire farm production, not just a few acres.  Advantages and disadvantages of the contests could be discussed, as might examples of information that was gleaned from the unique data sets that such contests generate.

Approved for 3.0 CM CEUs.


Extension Education Community

Extension Education Community
Applied Soybean Research Community

Tuesday, November 17, 2015: 8:55 AM-11:00 AM
Minneapolis Convention Center, L100 D

DeAnn R. Presley
David L. Holshouser
8:55 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:00 AM
Kentucky's Soybean Yield Contest's Role in Revising Planting Date Recommendations.
Carrie A. Knott, University of Kentucky; James Herbek, University of Kentucky; John James, University of Kentucky
10:15 AM
Kansas Soybean Yield Contest: Trends over Time.
Douglas Edward Shoup, Kansas State University; Ignacio A. Ciampitti, Kansas State University
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
Community Business Meeting