LUBBOCK, Texas — The 2022 National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest is now open and includes new deadlines for entry and harvest forms submission.
The new entry deadline for the 2022 Sorghum Yield Contest is October 15. Additionally, the 10-day waiting period between submission of the entry form and the harvest report is eliminated. Harvest reports will be made available to contest entrants beginning October 16 and must be received at the NSP office or postmarked no later than November 25.
“The sorghum yield contest pushes both growers and seed companies to discover cutting-edge genetics and management practices to improve yields,” NSP CEO Tim Lust said. “The new rule changes provide for a more streamlined entry process for producers and our staff, and we look forward to strong entries in this upcoming contest setting even more yield records.”
Yield contestants are split into east and west regions for each division. Contest divisions include irrigated, dryland no-till and dryland tillage, and one winner is selected for the food grade division.
The goal of the yield contest is to increase grower yields, transfer knowledge between growers to enhance management and identify sorghum producers who excel in each state and throughout the country. In order to enroll, contestants must be a paid NSP member at the time of entry. More than one member of a family may enroll, but each member must have a separate membership. All entries will be reviewed and divisions will be placed off of yield only. National and state winners will be recognized at the 2023 Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida.
To find the entry form, 2022 yield contest rule changes and more information, interested contestants can visit www.sorghumgrowers.com/yield-contest/ or contact NSP Director of Operations Garrett Mink at 806-749-3478.
NSP represents U.S. sorghum producers and serves as the voice of the sorghum industry coast to coast through legislative representation, regulatory representation and education. To learn more about NSP, visit www.sorghumgrowers.com.
–National Sorghum Producers