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Yield Contests


Corn

Eligibility

Designated fields must be at least 10 acres of the same hybrid number with 1.25 continuous acres harvested from each field and accurately weighed in the presence of a contest supervisor. Irrigated fields are not eligible.The harvested area must be exclusive of headlands and outside rows, and include more than one combine pass.

Judging and Prizes

The NYCSGA Yield Contest Committee will determine winners for each region based on corn grain yields at 15% moisture. Any plots that yield
more than 300 bushels per acre of grain must have a second contiguous 1.25 acres harvested and weighed. The second 1.25 acres must adjoin the first harvest area. The average of the two yields from the two harvested areas will be considered the final yield.

First, second & third place winners in each of the five regions will receive special recognition and
plaques at the 2019 Corn & Soybean Expo. The overall Grand Champion will win a trip for two to the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando, FL (no substitutions, includes registration, travel & hotel, not to exceed $2500). The 2nd & 3rd place overall winners will receive $500 & $250 respectively.

Soybean

Eligibility

Designated field must be at least 10 acres of the same variety with a minimum of 2 acres harvested as the contest entry. The harvested area must be squared off (ex.: 180' x 484' =2 acres). No odd shapes! For convenience, the test area may be measured after harvest by the contest supervisor. The harvested area must be exclusive of headlands and outside rows and include more than one combine pass.

Participants must use non-irrigated soybeans, but are not restricted as to variety, fertilization, spacing or other cultural practices. There will be four classes of beans based upon maturity group (0, 1, 2, & 3).

Judging and Prizes

The NYCSGA Yield Contest Committee will determine the winners for each maturity group based on soybean yields at 13% moisture. First place in each maturity group (0,1,2, &3) in each of the five regions (West, Finger Lakes, Central, East & North) will receive special recognition and plaques at the 2019 Corn & Soybean Expo. Grand Champion (across all maturity groups) will win a trip for two to the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando, FL (no substitutions, includes registration, travel & hotel, not to exceed $2500). Overall 2nd & 3rd place winners will be awarded $500 & $250 respectively.

2017 Corn & Soybean Yield Contest Results

The results are in! Check out the big winners of the 2017 Corn & Soybean Yield Contest!

Yield Contest Presentations

NY Soybean Yield Contest Winners
How did they do it?!