Kip Cullers of K&K Farms in Purdy, Mo., impressed the agricultural world the previous two years by smashing soybean production records with yields of 139 bushels per acre in 2006 and 154 bushels per acre in 2007. In 2008, he didn't break his own record yields, but accomplished another advancement by surpassing 100-bushel yields consistently across large fields, not just contest plots.
"I had an 85-acre irrigated field yield 103 bushels per acre and another 160-acre field make 106 bushels per acre," Cullers said. "We're managing our non-contest fields a lot like our contest beans, which has boosted yields."
Cullers' contest entry for the Missouri Soybean Association yield contest