The National Wheat Foundation recently released results of the National Wheat Yield Contest (NWYC). PlainsGold® is happy to announce 4 growers placed in the contest with PlainsGold® varieties.
The NWYC offers growers the opportunity to compete with farmers from across the United States and improve their production practices through new and innovative techniques. The contest recognizes winners in two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, and two subcategories: dryland and irrigated.
The PlainsGold® growers include:
National – Winter Wheat Irrigated: 2nd Place – Jerry Cooksey, Colorado, 134.90 bushels per acre with Langin
National – Winter Wheat Dryland: 3rd Place – Rick Horton, Kansas, 91.09 bushels per acre with Langin
State – Colorado, Winter Wheat Irrigated: Dustin Cooksey, 2nd Place with Breck
State – Nebraska, Winter Wheat Dryland: Ed Evertson, 2nd Place with Antero
Winners were selected by the percentage increase their yield exceeds the most recent 5-year Olympic county average as determined by USDA-NASS.
The publicly developed PlainsGold® brand was introduced in 2012, yet its winter wheat varieties are some of the most well-known and innovative available today in the High Plains. The PlainsGold® brand and varieties are owned by the farmer-governed Colorado Wheat Research Foundation. Royalties from the sale of PlainsGold® seed support the public wheat breeding program at Colorado State University, which further enhances the funding provided by the wheat assessment paid by all Colorado wheat farmers.