The Virginia Grain Producers Association is proud to announce the 2018 Virginia Wheat and Hard Wheat Yield Contest Winners.
This year’s winners come from counties across the Commonwealth and have once again proven that Virginia producers are capable of achieving exceptional yields. Yield contests, such as this, are an important element in our mission to highlight and communicate the accomplishments of Virginia agriculture to our industry partners and the general public. The top-ranked growers will be given cash prizes donated by the providers of their winning seed, and will be fully recognized with a plaque presented by one of our industry leaders at the Virginia Grains and Soybean Annual Conference next February.
At 108.6 bushels per acre, Alan Welch’s wheat took first place. Katie Myer’s hard wheat yield of 85.7 bushels per acre claimed first prize.
The hard wheat portion of the contest is sponsored by Mennel Milling to highlight the planting of hard wheat in the Commonwealth. Hard wheat is primarily used as a bread wheat. The majority of the wheat grown in Virginia is soft red winter wheat, which is used in bakery products such as flat breads, cakes, pastries and crackers.
2018 Virginia Wheat Yield Contest Winners
1st Place $700: Alan Welch, Welch Farms, Inc., Northumberland County
108.6 Bu/Acre, Pioneer 26R59
2nd Place $500: Justin Welch, Welch Farms, Inc., Northumberland County
105.5 Bu/Acre, Pioneer 26R59
3rd Place $300: Paul Davis, Davis Produce, New Kent County
89.6 Bu/Acre, AgriMaxx 463
2018 Virginia Hard Wheat Yield Contest Winners
1st Place $700: Katie Myer, Richmond County
85.7 Bu/Acre, Vision 45
2nd Place $500: Paul Davis, Davis Produce, New Kent County
78.5 Bu/Acre, Vision 45
Many thanks go out to The Mennel Milling Company of Virginia, Pioneer, AgriMaxx, and UniSouth Genetics (USG) for sponsoring the Small Grain Yield Contests.