Two Records in the same field!
Jerry Fuller of Marvell, AR cut 200 acres of USG 74E88 that averaged 94.5 bushels per acre. The field was planted on May 27th with a population of 120,000 plants. They were planted on twin 7.5" rows 38" apart. The seed was treated with ApronMaxx, Cruiser, and Percplus.
74E88 is a new group 4 maturity bean that has excellent yield potential. It is a stacked bean with STS and RR resistance. The bean carries the C Phytophthora Gene and has good SDS tolerance. The seed was purchased from Fuller Seed in Poplar Grove, AR.
"Best soybeans I ever saw. We knew they were good from the middle of august on. They had pods set from the top of my head to the ground” said grower Jerry Fuller. Robert Goodson was the county agent that measured acres and weighed the plot. Jeff Sparks scouted the soybeans in 2008. More Info>>
That is not all this field yielded!
An Arkansas record buck was harvested Saturday the 15th. Davis Smith from Whitehall, AR took this behemoth when it showed itself around lunch time opening day of Arkansas Gun Season. The monster weighed a little under 300 pounds field dressed. The giant nontypical had 23 scorable points and a rack with an inside spread that measured 23 inches. The main beams measured 29 /8 inches and 29 /8 inches. The thickest circumference on the main beams was 5 /8 inches. The smallest circumference was 5 4 /8 inches. Its live weight was 320 pounds, and its age was 7/2 years. Its net score was 209 points on the Boone and Crockett scale, easily beating the minimum 195 required for recognition in the B&C record book. Here is a good article on this deer.
USG 3665 Wins VA Yield Contest
Chuck McGhee won 1st place in the Virginia Grain Producers Association State Yield Contest with USG 3665. Mr. McGhee was also the area 3 winner. Mr. Jason Benton won 3rd place in area 3 with USG 3665.