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09-03-13 *CAWG News* 2013 Wheat Field Days Yield Contest Names Winners…

Posted by Brian Allmer on September 3, 2013

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2013 Colorado Wheat Field Days at Wickstrom Farms near Orchard, June 2013.

2013 Colorado Wheat Field Days at Wickstrom Farms near Orchard, June 2013.

September 3, 2013, Fort Collins, Colo. –The 2013 Colorado Wheat Field Days featured the Third Annual Yield Contest.  All in attendance were given the chance to pick the variety they thought would yield highest at that plot location. The person predicting the top variety, or the variety closest to the top, won a $25 Visa gift card. The tie breaker was the yield, so the winner was the participant who guessed closest to the actual yield.

At the Burlington plot location, the highest yielder was Westbred’s variety Winterhawk at 14.1 bushels per acre, which no one chose. The next highest variety that anyone picked was TAM 112, which was picked by two people. Dale Conrardy of Stratton was the only one to put down a yield, so he was selected the winner.

The top yielding variety at Roggen was PlainsGold variety Antero, at 39.5 bushels per acre. While 18 people chose Antero, Lyle Cooksey of Roggen had the best guess at 42 bushels per acre.

At Yuma, the best yielding variety was Limagrain Cereal Seeds’ T163, which no one guessed. It yielded 28.2 bushels per acre. The highest yielding variety that anyone chose was PlainsGold variety Brawl CL Plus, which was selected by Steve Andrews of Yuma. His estimate was 42 bushels per acre, and it yielded 27.6 bushels per acre. This is the second win in a row for Steve Andrews.

The top yielding variety at Orchard was PlainsGold’s Byrd, at 40.3 bushels per acre. Justin Wagers of Woodrow and Kurt Heupel of Weldona tied for the honors at this location as both guessed Byrd would yield 42 bushels to the acre.

The best yielding variety at the Haxtun irrigated trial location was PlainsGold variety Denali, which no one selected. It yielded 134.8 bushels per acre. The highest yielding variety that anyone chose was CSU experimental variety CO07W722-F5 at 123 bushels per acre, which was selected by Steve Millage of Holyoke, who estimate it would yield 134 bushels.

At the Julesburg plot location, the best yielding variety was PlainsGold variety Denali at 47.3 bushels per acre, which eight people picked. The closest yield estimate was Ted Carter of Julesburg, who estimated it would yield 47 bushels to the acre. At only .3 bushel away from the actual yield, he had the closest guess of all of the trial locations this year.

The top yielding variety at the Akron plot was PlainsGold’s Byrd at 24.3 bushels per acre, which was selected as the winner 26 people. The closest yield estimate was from Gary Barkey of Akron, who guessed that Byrd would yield 25 bushels per acre.

The complete results of the 2013 Uniform Variety Plot Trials are available at: http://plainsgold.com/wheat-genetics-testing/.

Submitted to BARN Media & the CoAgNews Network by:

Glenda Mostek, Communications and Marketing Director

Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee

Colorado Association of Wheat Growers

Colorado Wheat Research Foundation

4026 South Timberline Road, Suite 100

Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

Phone: 970-449-6994

Fax:  970-449-6999

Toll free: 1-800-WHEAT-10

http://www.coloradowheat.org

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