2012 Yield Challenge Results
          


2012 Winter Wheat, Spring Wheat and Soybean Yield Challenge Results

Ontario's top yields revealed at banquet in Ingersoll

 
GUELPH, ON (December 6, 2012) – Top yielding Ontario grain farmers were rewarded today at a banquet in Ingersoll. The event was the culmination of three contests: the Winter Wheat Yield Challenge, the Spring Wheat Yield Challenge, and the Soybean Yield Challenge. These annual competitions are popular among Ontario’s grain farmers and the results prove how impressive and productive these farmers are. 

Winter Wheat Yield Challenge:
•    First Place winning $1500: Ray VanDerMolen, VanDerMolen Farms Inc., Jarvis ON: 144.41 bu/ac with Pioneer Hi-Bred 25R40
•    Second Place winning $750: James Soetemans, Jilaman Farms Ltd., Watford ON: 134.02 bu/ac with Pioneer Hi-Bred 25R40
•    Third Place winning $500: Raymond P. Demers, Dover Centre ON: 127.52 bu/ac with Hyland Seeds Branson

Spring Wheat Yield Challenge:
•    First Place winning $1500: Del Cressman, Hasta Farms Ltd., Listowel ON: 112.87 bu/ac with C&M Seeds Wilkin
•    Second Place winning $750: Mike and Sonya Arent, Arecress Enterprises, Listowel ON: 95.46 bu/ac with C&M Seeds Wilkin
•    Third Place winning $500: Bill and Darlene Nater, Mitchell ON: 88.89 bu/ac with C&M Seeds Sable

The Soybean Yield Challenge is separated into two divisions: an IP division sponsored by DuPont and a non-IP division brought to you by Genuity. Within each division, entrants were separated into three zones based on crop heat units.

Zone 00 and 0
  Non-IP Division
•    1st Place Keith Reeds, Lindsay ON: 77.75 bu/ac with DEKALB 26-10RY
•    2nd Place Ronald Rody, Moorefield ON: 67.74 bu/ac with DEKALB 27-60RY
  IP Division
•    1st Place Raube Beuerman, Dublin ON: 77.93 bu/ac with SeCan OAC Wallace
•    2nd Place Don Rickard, Ceresmore Farms Ltd., Bowmanville ON: 75.25 bu/ac with SeCan OAC Wallace

Zone I
  Non-IP Division
•    1st Place Justin Dorland, Dorland Farms, Brighton ON: 74.35 bu/ac with Maizex Seeds RR2 Titanium
•    2nd Place Martin Mesman, Winchester ON: 73.15 bu/ac with Maizex Seeds RR2 Titanium
  IP Division
•    1st Place Robert Vanhie, Ailsa Craig ON: 60.08 bu/ac with Hyland Seeds Colby

Zone II and III
  Non-IP division
•    1st Place Don and Jean Giffin, Blenheim ON: 82.87 bu/ac with Pioneer Hi-Bred 93Y05
•    2nd Place Mark Delanghe, Wallaceburg ON: 80.29 bu/ac with Pioneer Hi-Bred 93Y05
  IP Division
•    1st Place Ron Verbeek, Muirkirk ON: 72.58 bu/ac with SeCan OAC Kent
•    2nd Place Jeff  Struyf, Thedford ON: 68.99 bu/ac with SeCan OAC Kent

The two Grand Prize winners: Don and Jean Giffin and Raube Beuerman, each receive a trip for two to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky! Winners in each division and each zone went home with a cash prize of $10 x their yield in bushels and all winners and runners up receive admission to Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show and a local farm show of their choice.

Thank you to all our generous sponsors for making the 2012 Yield Challenges possible:

Spring Wheat Yield Challenge Sponsors:
•    Platinum – Bayer CropScience Inc. Canada
•    Gold – C&M Seeds

Winter Wheat Yield Challenge Sponsors:
•    Platinum – Bayer CropScience Inc. Canada
•    Gold –  C&M Seeds and Hyland Seeds

Soybean Yield Challenge Sponsors:
•    IP Division – E.I. duPont Canada Company
•    Non-IP Division – Monsanto
•    Gold – Hyland Seeds, duPont Pioneer, Maizex Seeds Inc., DEKALB brand,  Mycogen Seeds, Syngenta NK, Becker Underwood, and Country Farm Seeds Ltd.
•    Silver –Secan