Asgrow® Farmers Push the Limits In Annual Yield Contest

ST. LOUIS– Utilizing advancements in Asgrow® soybean technology along with high-yield management practices, 51 farmers have been named winners in the 2015 Asgrow Yield Contest.

Thirteen of the winners achieved impressive yields exceeding 100 bushels per acre, including the top yield of 134.5 bushels/acre by John Rigdon of Jarrettsville, Maryland, who planted Asgrow® AG3832 Brand.

“High yields depend on paying attention to every little detail, from the seed you plant to setting your combine at harvest,” Rigdon said. “I always consider Asgrow products to be at the forefront of soybean genetics with their high yield potential and disease resistance.”

Among other top performers surpassing the 100-bushel threshold were:

* Jed and James Schneckloth, of Eldridge, Iowa, with 121.9 bu./acre with AG2632 Brand.

* Aaron Niebrugge, of Sigel, Illinois, with 112 bu./acre with AG4135 Brand.

* Craig Small, of Monroe City, Indiana, with 108.1 bu./acre with AG3832 Brand.

Winning entries represented 19 different states in the top soybean-producing regions of the U.S. The full list of 2015 Asgrow Yield Contest winners can be found at Asgrow.com/YieldContest.

“Congratulations to these farmers for achieving top yields with Asgrow seed and being among the nation’s top soybean-producing farmers,” said Dipal Chaudhari, Asgrow Brand Manager. “As demonstrated this past season, Asgrow soybean products offer consistent, proven performance with strong emergence, excellent plant health and high yield potential, even during challenging growing conditions.”

Chaudhari noted that the introduction of new Asgrow products with strong defensive characteristics and top-end yield potential also contributed to the brand’s successful performance in

2015. Yield contest winners will be honored at the 2016 Commodity Classic March 3-5 in New Orleans with an awards banquet and private concert featuring country star Easton Corbin.

Asgrow debuted its first national yield contest in 2012 in an effort to encourage soybean producers to challenge their peers in pushing yield limits. The contest also provides farmers the opportunity to learn more about the latest seed technologies and production practices, which contribute to overall advances for farmers across the country.

Chaudhari said that the Asgrow brand is focused on providing farmers with innovative products that offer exclusive genetics, strong agronomic characteristics and the higher yield potential of Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® trait technology to maximize yield and profit potential.

In 2016, farmers are expected to have the opportunity to purchase Asgrow® Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybeans. Built on Roundup Ready 2 Yield technology, farmers can count on the same exceptional yield performance with this new product. The Asgrow brand is expected to offer the largest selection of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean products for planting in 2016, with 25 products spanning all eight maturity groups.

In addition, the products will provide resistance packages against nematodes and phythophthora root rot.

To find yield-optimizing soybean products for your farm, work with your local Asgrow DEKALB® certified dealer or visit www.AsgrowDEKALB.com/seedguide.