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2017 Kentucky Wheat Yield Contest Results

Photo courtesy of Long Vue Farms, Allensville. 

Photo courtesy of Long Vue Farms, Allensville. 

The University of Kentucky Grain Crops Division has released the winners of the 2017 Kentucky Wheat Yield Contest, which is sponsored by the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association and other agribusinesses. 

The No-Till State Champion is J. Stephen Emmick and Sons Farms of Hancock Co. They achieved a yield of 126.46 Bu/A using Pioneer 25R50. Emmick and Sons will receive the DuPont Pioneer Travelling Trophy and the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Travelling Trophy in January 2018 at the Kentucky Commodity Conference in Bowling Green. 

The Conventional Tillage Champion is Jenkins Farms of Henderson Co. They achieved a yield of 117.83 Bu/A using Southern States SS 8340 Seed.

Area winners are:

  • Area 1 - Paul Yoder, Todd Co. - No-Till - Becks 120 - 102.37 Bu/A
  • Area 2 - Jeff Coke, Daviess Co. - No-Till - Pioneer 2520 - 118.64 Bu/A
  • Area 3 - Gary Summers, Simpson Co. - Conventional - SS 8340 - 107.05 Bu/A
  • Area 4 - Peterson Farms, Boyle Co. - No-Till - AgriMaxx 454 - 118.17 Bu/A

Full Results