The following is a post by Dr. Corey Bryant, Assistant Professor and Extension Grain and Soybean Agronomist.
As corn harvest has begun for some and is quickly approaching for many others, I wanted to take this time to remind Georgia Corn and Soybean about the annual Georgia Corn & Soybean High Yield Contests. These contests are a way for the University of Georgia Grains Team to recognize and honor those producers who push boundaries and obtain the greatest yields. This contest also helps support the UGA Grains Team in identifying production and management practices associated with obtaining high yielding corn and soybean crops.
With reports of 200-bushel dryland corn and 300-bushel irrigated corn already coming in I expect this to be a very competitive year for the contest. Awards and recognition are given to the top three highest yields in dryland and irrigated environments for both corn and soybean. Soybean winners will be recognized at the GA/FL Soybean/Small Grain Expo while corn winners will be recognized at the annual Corn Short Course held in Tifton, GA.
Contest entry forms and detailed information may be obtained from your local county agent or printed from the attachments. I strongly encourage all of our state’s corn and soybean producers to participate in these contests and make this year one of our best ever.
PDF’s of the entry forms are attached below for your convenience.