Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Feb 2, 2016 Triple digit soybean yieldsWant to see some amazing soybean yields? Thirteen farmers in the Asgrow Yield Contest posted over 100 bushel per acre yields topping out with Maryland farmer John Rigdon and his 134.5 bushels total. Indiana’s Craig Small from Monroe City in Knox County registered 108.1 bushels with AG3832 Brand soybeans, and with that same variety George Corya of Commiskey in Jennings County hit 104 ½.Dipal Chaudhari, Asgrow Brand Manager at Monsanto says the triple digit yields are important benchmarks especially where the varieties were new in 2015.“That sets the bar,” he explained. “We always talk about our latest products have the latest genetics which is setting the bar, raising the bar for yield expectations, and this is proof in the pudding that we’re continuing to do that. As we go into ’16 we’re really excited to see these products become our Rock Star products that are delivering that yield.”Chaudhari talked to farmers who achieved 100 + yields and there were some keys to making it happen.“They would say it’s early planting. They got out there in early April, and that’s not always possible so it’s the cards that we’re dealt with from Mother Nature that we have to work with. It’s specifically placing those varieties where they need to be in terms of the field conditions, in terms of what they’re facing, and they say they really work closely with their dealer and DSM to understand that product’s characteristics and how that fits the field. And then there’s managing it throughout the season, whether it’s fertility or fungicide, whatever the case may be, and they’re able to manage that throughout the season which really helps them setup for success.”His advice to farmers wanting better soybean yields is to give the bean crop the same management attention as corn.“In the Midwest we tend to focus a lot on corn and we don’t bat an eye to spend say an hour, two hours talking about corn and corn placement when we go to talk to farmers during selling season,” he told HAT. “Then we spend about 15-20 minutes talking about the soybean varieties. But the moment we can spend more time on soybeans and give it the same attention from a management standpoint, the quicker we’ll get to the 3 digits.”Yield contest winners will be honored at Commodity Classic in March in New Orleans with an awards banquet and private concert featuring country star Easton Corbin. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Soybean Yield Contest Winners Hit Triple Digits Soybean Yield Contest Winners Hit Triple Digits Previous articleSoy Global Trade Exchange Coming to IndianaNext articleEthanol Emerging as Major Issue in 2016 Campaign Andy Eubank
After dominating all throughout her freshman year, Lexi Kerberle was honored as a member of the All Big Ten Team representing the University of Wisconsin women’s tennis program. The team is decided based on a vote from the Big Ten coaches.Keberle immediately took the No. 1 singles slot this season and did not disappoint in that position. The freshman earned the most wins of anyone on her team with a 25–10 record including tour matches with a 13–5 record from the first slot in dual play.In a challenging Big Ten conference, Keberle more than held her own in singles, going 5–3 in these games despite dropping her final two completed matches against fellow All Big Ten members Erin Larner of Northwestern and Anna Sanford of Ohio State Univerisity.Nigel Hayes discusses student athlete compensation, player boycottsNigel Hayes spoke at the “Future of College Sports: Reimagining Athlete Pay” panel The Aspen Institute hosted in Washington D.C. Tuesday. Here, Read…Since she is a stronger singles player, Keberle has also had the opportunity to grow this season under doubles partner and departing senior Kelsey Grambeau. The duo finished the season above .500 with a 7–6 overall record.But perhaps what is most impressive about Keberle’s performance this year is her youth and potential to improve. Coming in as one of UW’s best women’s tennis recruits ever, ranked No. 23 nationally, Keberle has kept par not only with other freshmen, but with other elite players in Division I tennis.Keberle was frequently found on ITA’s singles player rankings, even breaking the top 100 earlier in the season climbing to No. 98.On the All Big Ten Team, Keberle was one of only three freshmen that received the honor with Maryland’s Eva Alexandrova and the Freshman of the Year Shiori Fukuda from OSU. Keberle is also the first Badger to win the award since 1996.Softball: Jenkins named Big Ten Player of WeekThe University of Wisconsin softball team (25-19 overall, 9-8 Big Ten) has had a great three-game run. They beat the Read…Another Badger receiving an award from the Big Ten was Melissa Pick, who earned the Sportsmanship Award. Pick was more than just a class act, though as the junior finished the year 21–14.Since no Badger women made it to the NCAA Tournament, we will have to wait until the fall to see the development of Keberle and others.