JOHNSTON, Iowa – Mat Juenemann of Hoxie, Kansas, recently won State Second place in the Irrigated-No Till West category of the 2018 National Sorghum Producers (NSP) Yield and Management Contest. Juenemann won with Pioneer hybrid 85P05, which yielded 161.17 bu/A.
Pioneer growers won 88 percent of the national awards and 77 percent of the state awards presented in 2018.
First-, second- and third-place national honors were awarded in each of nine categories: dryland-no till east, dryland-no till west, dryland-tillage east, dryland-tillage west, food grade, irrigated-no till east, irrigated-no till west, irrigated-tillage east and irrigated-tillage west.
“We are proud of Mat Juenemann’s accomplishment using Pioneer brand sorghum hybrids in the 2018 NSP Yield Contest,” said Liesel Flansburg, Pioneer sorghum marketing manager, Corteva Agriscience(tm), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. “We continue to focus on sorghum research to develop products with the best yield potential and strong defensive traits, including sugarcane aphid tolerance, in a variety of growing environments and maturities. Combined with strong management practices, the winners have demonstrated how to maximize the yield potential of the sorghum products.”