DRY CONDITIONS PAY OFF FOR PUTNAM COUNTY FARMER

Drought conditions in North Central Missouri and a change in seed brand proved beneficial this season for a Putnam County farmer.  With just over 98 bushels per acre, Bradley Gillum claimed top honors in the non-irrigated division of Missouri Soybeans’ yield contest.  Gillum said the bottomland he farms is normally damp, but drier conditions allowed him the best opportunity in 20 years to compete.

Gillum also credited his selection of a Stine seed variety tied to the LibertyLink system.  He has these suggestions for farmers looking to maximize their yield:

Bradley Gillum of Putnam County will receive a trip to this year’s Commodity Classic in Anaheim as part of his prize package for winning Missouri Soybeans’ yield contest.  He was our guest Wednesday afternoon on Ag Insight: