The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) announced the launch of the state’s third annual Soybean Yield and Quality Contest for the 2012 growing season. An overall state yield winner will be awarded along with category prizes for the top placing entrants, including winners of the quality contest based on the percentages of oil and protein. The fee is $100 per entry.
The four yield categories include:
- Conventional tillage
- Non-GMO soybeans – Conventional tillage
- Non-GMO soybeans – No-till.
Developed to promote the importance of oil and protein, the quality contest is optional to enter. However, a farmer must enter the soybean yield contest in order to enter the soybean quality contest. This contest is based on the overall highest percentage oil and percentage protein content in the state. Entrants in the quality contest must submit a two-pound sample of soybeans for testing.
All entry forms and entry fees for the 2012 Soybean Yield and Quality Contest must be postmarked by Aug. 31, 2012.
The entry form along with a complete listing of contest rules is available at www.soyohio.org/yieldcontest. The 2012 Soybean Yield & Quality Contest is sponsored by Asgrow, Croplan, LG Seeds, Ohio Ag Net, Ohio’s Country Journal, Ohio Soybean Council, Seed Consultants, Shur Grow, Stewart Seeds, Rupp Seeds and Monsanto.