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BASF to sponsor NWF wheat yield competition

Contest hopes to increase the amount and quality of wheat

By Diego Flammini,

Chemical giant BASF is partnering with the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) and will sponsor their wheat yield competition for the upcoming planting and harvesting seasons.

“Our goal is to help growers get the most out of every acre,” said Neil Bentley, Director of Marketing for BASF in a release. “Initiatives such as the National Wheat Yield Contest give growers an opportunity to work with innovations that help them break yield barriers, and allows farmers to grow and learn from one another.”

The contest’s objectives are to drive innovations in the wheat industry, transfer knowledge between wheat growers, encourage experimentation with new technology as it becomes available and to acknowledge the top wheat producers in each state.

“We appreciate the generous support of our primary industry partner, BASF, to assist in the creation of this program. We are looking forward to this contest increasing grower productivity, helping build a stronger U.S. wheat industry and increasing knowledge transfer between growers,” commented NWF chairman, Dusty Tallman, a wheat grower from Brandon, Colorado.

The contest will be divided into various categories to encourage competition between peers. Participants will be separated by wheat class, whether it’s dryland or irrigated, by state and by region. Other parameters include class, geography, quality and of course yield.

According to statista, North Dakota, Kansas, Montana, South Dakota and Washington were the top five wheat producing states in 2013 and 2014.

Comment below and let us know if you’ll be taking part in the wheat yield competition. What strategies will you take to give yourself the best chance of having a good yield and putting yourself in position to win?


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