Beck’s is proud to announce Williams Farms from Monticello, Ky., as the winner of the 2014 Beck 300 Challenge, achieving a yield of 303.9 Bu./A. with BECK 6626AM-R™*. “We thought we had a good crop this year, but we never imagined it would be this good,” said Stephen Williams of Williams Farms. “We learned a lot from our participation in the 300 Challenge. We’ve realized when it comes to our best fields, we need to push the population where we can. It’s all about good seed and good practices. Then we just hope for good weather in July.”
The top five participants achieved an average yield of 289.9 Bu./A. with an average yield increase of 99.9 Bu./A. over the fields’ historical yield. Below are the results from the top five 2014 Beck 300 Challenge participants.
A total of 52 farmers completed the challenge in 2014. Overall, participants saw an average yield of 249.9 Bu./A. with a 4.8 Bu./A. increase over last year’s average yield. Nearly 94 percent of the participants applied more than two nitrogen applications with 85 percent utilizing 28% or 32% UAN as part of their nitrogen program.
“Each year, we are thrilled with the outstanding results from the Beck 300 Challenge,” said Scott Beck, vice president of Beck’s. “But it isn’t just about achieving 300 Bu./A. The goal of the Beck 300 Challenge is to provide participants with the opportunity to challenge their current management practices in order to increase their whole farm average.”