Bill Knapke of Fort Recovery will receive 200 acres worth of Liberty herbicide and LibertyLink soybean seed as the December winner of the Real Yield Sweepstakes, sponsored by Bayer.
Growers who enter the Real Yield Sweepstakes win free seed and Liberty herbicide and local FFA foundations earn donations from every grower entry. Knapke entered the Real Yield Sweepstakes after attending a field day in Northeast Ohio. He is the sixth soybean winner for 2016.
“It’s time to switch things up,” Knapke said. “Roundup has not been doing the job we expected it to, so we’re going to spray Liberty this year to achieve higher soybean yields.”
In all, 12 growers were named Real Yield winners during 2016. The prize package includes:
- material to treat 200 acres with Liberty herbicide, the working solution for weed control and real yields, and
- Any brand of soybean seed with the LibertyLink trait to plant 200 acres.
One grand prize winner will receive 500 acres of LibertyLink system. Bayer will announce the grand prize winner in San Antonio, Texas at the 2017 Commodity Classic.
Additionally, $50,000 in prize money will be divided among the 10 state FFA organizations with the most grower submissions. Bayer equips each participating FFA with material to promote grower submissions. Every sweepstakes entry gains a point for the respective state FFA. The state with the most points will win the largest donation and will also be announced during Commodity Classic.