National Sorghum Producers is proud to announce the winners of its 2008 NSP Yield and Management Contest. Contestants entered the contest in one of five production categories, and each entry must have harvested for contest purposes a plot of at least five contiguous sorghum acres.
The yield contest is hosted annually by NSP to recognize outstanding production practices and yield accomplishments by sorghum growers nationwide.
This year’s national winners include:
In the Conventional-Till Irrigated Category, Chris Bass of Bailey County, Texas; in Conventional-Till Non-Irrigated, Phil Scott of Gibson County, Ind.; in Mulch-Till Non-Irrigated, Steve Richard of Cloud County, Kan.; in No-Till Non-Irrigated, Jarrod Spillman of Sheridan County, Kan.; and in Reduced-Till Irrigated, Matt Mason of Union County, Ky.
Mike Fischer of Thayer County, Neb. took home the first place price nationally in the Food Grade category.
This year’s Bin Buster awards, recognizing the highest yields contest-wide in irrigated, non-irrigated and Food Grade categories, are Chris Bass of Bailey County, Texas for his irrigated yield of 201.76 bushels per acre and Brad Stephen of Daviess County, Ky for his non-irrigated yield of 180.48 bushels per acre.
Food Grade Bin Buster was Mike Fischer of Thayer County, Neb. with 133.57 bushels per acre.
Each national winner will receive a trophy and will also be honored at a dinner at Commodity Classic with the NSP Board of Directors and staff. A breakfast awards ceremony for all county, state and national honorees will be held during Commodity Classic, the premier convention and trade show of the U.S. sorghum, corn, soybean, and wheat industries.
The 2009 Commodity Classic will be held in Grapevine, Texas at the Gaylord Texan resort and hotel February 26-28, 2009. Sorghum-specific programming begins on Feb. 25.