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The National Wheat Foundation is proud to host the National Wheat Yield Contest. The Contest offers growers the opportunity to compete with their peers across the United States and learn from each other innovative techniques to improve wheat productivity on their farms.

Beginning this year, grain from each Contest entry will be analyzed to determine the quality of wheat produced under high yield management practices used in this wheat yield contest. It is imperative to bring quality top of mind to all wheat growers, and the Foundation believes quality is a necessary part to determine Contest winners. It is also imperative to provide feedback to each grower on the wheat quality achieved from the management practices used in the entry. Quality is a necessary component of wheat production in order for the grower to maximize the value of the grain and improve marketing opportunities. Lack of quality can lead to discounts for farmers and diminish demand for wheat in all classes and all markets. The submission of grain sample will be a requirement to qualify for national recognition. The quality testing will provided a unique dataset of intensively managed wheat fields allowing experts to identify management practices (i.e. N timing, foliar fungicide, and plant population) that can be explored to improve yield and grain quality.

The Contest features two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, plus two subcategories: dryland and irrigated.

The top five winners from each category & subcategory, along with the overall high yield winner, will be recognized nationally, including at the winner’s reception during the 2019 Commodity Classic to be held Feb. 28 - March 2, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

Please make sure you are a member in good standing of a recognized state wheat grower association (or NAWG if from a state without a recognized state wheat grower association) before completing and submitting the NWYC Entry Form. All NWYC Entry and Harvest Report Forms, entry payments and weigh tickets must be submitted electronically. NO PAPER ENTRY AND HARVEST FORMS OR CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please read all National Wheat Yield Contest Rules and Procedures located on this registration/log in page before submitting your entry form and payment. There will be no entry payment refunds. Thanks for your interest in the NWYC and good luck!

If you have any questions about the Contest Rules and processes, you can reach me through email or phone. Email – sjoehl@wheatworld.org Phone – 636-812-2709.

Rules Summary

For entries of multiple wheat varieties: Use the COPY option in the online system to duplicate an entry to avoid having to re-enter the same information for multiple fields. All copied information must be reviewed for accuracy. The following questions will not carry over from one entry to the next and must be filled out to submit the entry:

  • Class
  • Variety Brand
  • Variety name or number
  • Date Planted
2017 National Wheat Yield Contest Results

National Winners

State Winners 2017 winter irrigated

State Winners 2017 spring irrigated

State Winners 2017 winter dryland

State Winners 2017 spring dryland

Rules Summary(Cont.)

· Membership numbers cannot be searched for online. Please call NWF at 636-812-2709.

· Entry forms must be submitted to NWF through the online entry form May 15th for Winter wheat; August 1st for Spring wheat.

· If a recheck is required (yields above 150 bu/ac), the recheck questions will appear immediately after the initial check information is completed. If a recheck is not performed and completed, the harvest form will not submit.

· National Winners, as listed on the winning entry, are encouraged to accept their award and receive recognition in person during the NWF Yield Contest Reception during Commodity Classic.

Multiple Entries: National Wheat Yield Contest rules state that each individual membership is eligible to win only one national and one state award in the contest. If an entrant enters two or more varieties and all place as a winner or runner-up, only the highest ranked (not necessarily highest yield) variety will be awarded.

· For answers to other questions about the Contest, contact NWF (Steve) at 636-812-2709.