Jamie Lee of Southampton County, Va., won the 2003 double-crop Virginia soybean yield award with 55.69 bushels per acre.

Theo Haberland of Madison County had the top full-season yield with 77.59 bushels per acre. The Virginia Soybean Association sponsors the awards.

Lee grew Pioneer 95B96 inoculated. He planted on June 16 with a Great Plains 1500 drill on 7.5 inch spacing. He used 240,000 seed per acre and disked twice.

Haberland planted 94B74 inoculated on May 4 with a John Deere 1560 drill on 7.5 inch spacing. He used 200,000 seed per acre and fall-plowed and disked in the spring with a packer.

Faraway Farms Inc. of Rockingham County had the second-top yield in the full-season category with 73.52 bushels per acre. The farm planted 94B23 on April 24, using a John Deere 750 drill on 7-inch spacing. They used 160,000 seed per acre and chiseled, disked and cultivated.

D&S Hay and Grain of Rockingham County took third place with 70.55 bushels per acre. The farm planted 93B72 inoculated on April 4, using a John Deere 750 drill on 7-inch spacing. They planted 224,000 seed per acre and fall-plowed, spring-disked and cultivated.

David Fitzgerald of Augusta County had a yield of 70.40 bushels per acre. He planted NK S46-W8 inoculated on April 23, using an IH drill on 6-inch spacing. He planted 160,000 seeds per acre. He chiseled in the fall, disked in the spring and cultipacked.

John Hula of Henrico County had a yield of 63.85 bushels per acre. He planted NK S46-G2 on May 14 with a John Deere drill on 7.5-inch spacing. He planted 110,000 seeds per acre and used no-till.

Laird Farms of Rockingham County had a yield of 63.29 bushels per acre and planted Pioneer 93B72 inoculated on April 26 with a John Deere 750 drill on 7-inch spacing. The seeding rate was 160,000 seeds per acre. They culti-chiseled and disked.

Charles McGhee of Hanover County had a yield of 62.46 bushels per acre. He planted Dyna-Gro 3443 inoculated on June 10 with a John Deere drill on 7.5-inch spacing. He used 150,000 seeds per acre and plowed and disked.

ELK-AYR Farm in Rockingham County had a yield of 61.12 bushels per acre. They planted Pioneer 94B23 inoculated on May 6 with a John Deere 1590 drill on 7.5-inch spacing. They used 180,000 seeds per acre and no-tilled.

David Hula of Henrico County had a yield of 60.11 bushels per acre. He planted USG 7482 on May 12, using a John Deere drill on 7.5-inch spacing. He planted 110,000 seeds per acre and no-tilled.

Bill Foshay of Culpeper County had a yield of 50.58 bushels per acre. He planted Pioneer 95B54 inoculated on May 10 with a John Deere 750 drill on 7.5-inch spacing. He no-tilled with a seeding rate of 220,000 seeds per acre.

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