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Growers Encouraged to Enter Soybean Yield Contest
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 04/17/2013

The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board has announced details of its fourth annual Soybean Yield Contest. The program aims to encourage the development of new and innovative management practices and to show the importance of using sound cultural practices in Wisconsin soybean production.

To enter, growers must complete the contest entry form by August 1 and follow up with Harvest Report Forms in late November. Two winners from each of the four geographical divisions in the state will receive awards.

The contest's top entries in each division will earn a $1,000 cash prize at next year's Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo, with second-place receiving $500. Winners will be selected for having the highest soybean yield based on bushels per acre at 13-percent moisture.

"Soybeans have great potential to become an even higher value crop," says Dr. Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin-Extension Soybean Specialist. "The State Soybean Yield Contest is the perfect opportunity for Wisconsin growers to test their techniques and boost yields to help us meet the growing world demand for soybeans."

The competition is being sponsored by the WSMB, Wisconsin Soybean Association, University of Wisconsin-Extension and UW College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

For entry information and additional details about the contest, call 608-262-7975 or visit www.coolbean.info.

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