The winners of this year’s National Sorghum Producer’s annual yield contest have been announced. The top yield this year was 239.85 bushels per acre grown by Ridgon Farms of Maryland– a new world record for non-irrigated sorghum!
“I congratulate all of the 2015 Yield Contest winners,” said NSP board of directors Chairman James Born. “The yield contest year-after-year demonstrates the yield potential of sorghum and allows us to recognize outstanding growers across the nation for their dedication to management and the yields they have been able to achieve in doing so.”
Winners of other 2015 categories were: Jim Boehlke – Bell-Key Farms of Idaho in the Conventional-Till Irrigated category with a yield of 237.93 bushels per acre; Santino Santini, Jr. of New Jersey in the Conventional-Till Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 188.73 bushels per acre; Ki Gamble of Kansas who won the Reduced-Till Irrigated category with a yield of 233.39 bushels per acre; Robert Hoffines of Pennsylvania in the Double Crop Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 172.13 bushels per acre; Robert Santini, Jr. of New Jersey in the Mulch-Till Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 198.08 bushels per acre; and Chris Santini of New Jersey in the Double Crop Irrigated category with a yield of 183.00 bushels per acre.
“Yields continue to improve each year since we set out to reach 250 bushels per acre,” said NSP Chairman James Born. “The number of entries surpassing 200 bushel plus has increased, and we look forward to the potential in next year’s contest.”
The complete list of winners is available at www.sorghumgrowers.com/yield-contest, as well as a video about the program.