Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board: Grow It. Show It. Win It.

Whitney Crow, Extension Entomologist
By Whitney Crow, Extension Entomologist July 1, 2022 10:04

Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board: Grow It. Show It. Win It.

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First Annual Mississippi Soybean Yield Challenge

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The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board is happy to announce the first annual Grow It. Show It. Win It. Mississippi Soybean Yield Challenge. Growers from all across the great state of Mississippi will have the opportunity to showcase their outstanding production practices in various soybean yield divisions. The purpose of the 2022 Mississippi Soybean Yield Challenge is to recognize and reward the top soybean growers in Mississippi and to pass along production information from the contest to soybean producers across Mississippi.

Apply NOW for the 2022 Mississippi Soybean Yield Challenge! Entry deadline is August 1, 2022.

The Grow It. Show It. Win It. Mississippi Soybean Yield Challenge is funded and administered by the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB).

HOW TO APPLY

Submit the following form in one of the following ways: mailing to 3103 Bethel Road Starkville, MS 39759, scanning and emailing to dennisr@bellsouth.net, OR completing online via PDF Filler.

ENTRY FORM – Deadline: August 1, 2022

SUMMARY OF PRODUCTION PRACTICES FORM – Deadline: November 1, 2022

CERTIFICATION OF YIELDS FORM – Deadline: November 1, 2022

YIELD CHALLENGE DETAILS

DIVISIONS:

  • Delta Region – Irrigated
  • Delta Region – Non-irrigated
  • Non-Delta Region – Irrigated
  • Non-Delta Region – Non-irrigated

Irrigated: Use of any mechanical or man-made system that allows for watering of crops outside of natural rainfall.

Non-irrigated: Will use no artificial means of irrigating (i.e. diverting rainwater from ditches or streams)

AWARDS:

  • 1st Place winners in each division will receive $7,500
  • 2nd Place winners in each division will receive $3,500
  • 3rd Place winners in each division will receive $1,000

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Each contestant must be at least 18 years of age on or before August 1, 2022 and must also be actively engaged in soybean production.
  • Contestants must complete Entry Form, Summary of Production Practices Form, and Certification of Yields Form to be eligible for cash awards. Summary of Production Practices and Certification of Yields Forms will be completed after the entry form and can be located at mssoy.org/yield-challenge
  • Prize winners agree to allow the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB) to use field data and production practice information and to appear in person in promotional and educational activities.
  • Contestants agree to release a full description of management practices, including but not limited to, fertility, crop protection products, and irrigation practices used on the contest field.
  • Current directors of the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board and Mississippi State University personnel are not eligible to enter the contest.

FIELD CRITERIA: 

  • Contest field must be located within the land boundaries of the state of Mississippi.
  • Contest field must be owned or operated by the contestants and easily accessible by a Yield Contest Official (YCO). A YCO includes a Mississippi State University Extension Service County Agent, Area or Regional Extension Specialist, or Mississippi State University Extension Specialist.
  • A producer many enter only one field per division per year.
  • Harvest area must consist of 4 straight sides and harvest area must have 4 right angles forming a square or rectangle. One header pass removed on each end and one pass along each side must be removed before starting a supervised harvest. Measure all sides of the harvest area. Rowed beans regardless of row width are measured from the middle of the outside row spaces.
  • Harvest area must consist of a minimum of 5 contiguous acres and a maximum of 7 contiguous acres.
  • Field must have been planted to soybeans at least one of the last 3 production years prior to 2022 and contestant must have paid the appropriate checkoff assessment on soybeans.

YIELD CONTEST RULES:

  • Harvested soybeans must meet minimum Federal Grain Quality Standards.
  • State certified scales including on-farm state certified scales and certified moisture testers must be used for all weighing and measuring processes. Original weigh ticket (no photocopies) must be attached to the Certification of Yields Form. Weigh ticket must depict percent moisture and initialed by the YCO.
  • Entry forms must be postmarked by August 1, 2022. All incomplete forms will be returned.
  • Contestants are officially entered only after the Entry Form has been received and processed by the MSPB.
  • Contest field location must be submitted to YCO 7 days prior to harvest. YCO and contestant will establish and designate the boundaries of the contest field prior to harvest.
  • All YCO’s and the contestant will sign the Harvest Report and attest and certify the following: harvested area, percent moisture to nearest tenth percent (00.0%), yield in pounds and final yield (adjusted to 13% moisture on a per acre basis) with 4 decimal points (0.0000). Final report must be postmarked by November 1, 2022 and mailed to MSPB C/O Dennis Reginelli 3103 Bethel Road Starkville, MS 39759. No yield information will be released to the media unless verified by MSPB.
  • YCO will acquire and maintain a probed one-pound sample (in bag provided) until January 31, 2023.
  • No experimental varieties are allowed. Variety selected must be commercially available and be listed in the company’s sales literature for Mississippi.
  • All contestants must follow labeled directions on crop protections products. The number of applications and rates must be in accordance with the label directions.
  • Contest officials may require proof of previous planted crops (FSA, Crop insurance records, etc.) from entered producers.

For more information or questions, please contact MSPB Executive Director, Dr. Dennis Reginelli at 662-418-4480 or dennisr@bellsouth.net. 

The Grow It. Show It. Win It. Mississippi Soybean Yield Challenge is funded and administered by the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB).

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Whitney Crow, Extension Entomologist
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