A grower from Georgia who previously held the record for highest corn yield has now broken the world standard for highest soybean yield.
Randy Dowdy’s soybean yield of 171.8 bushels/acre was celebrated at a press conference hosted by the University of Georgia and BASF on Friday.
The previous record was 160.6 bushels/acre, set by Kip Cullers of Missouri in 2010.
“Kip motivated Randy. He set the bar high, and I wanted to be able to understand what it took to achieve yields that he did, so we learned a few things,” says Dowdy.
Farmers headed to the 2016 Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario, will have an opportunity to hear from Dowdy, as he’s slated to speak at the PRIDE Seeds pavilion on Wednesday, September 14th. RealAg agronomist Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson will also be at the PRIDE booth for live tapings of “Wheat Pete’s Word” on Tuesday and Thursday.
The press conference begins at around the 9 minute mark: