One of our WakeUP clients in Indiana tipped us this morning that there’s an upcoming announcement of a new world soybean yield record: 171.8 bu. by Randy Dowdy of Brooks County, Georgia.
Randy is already known as a corn yield champion with 503 bu. per acre.
An online report written by Kevin Dowdy posted Sept. 8 says the yield was verified August 29 by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
Southeast Farm Press reported a detailed article on the new record Sept. 8 and updated it today, Sept. 9: Link is here: http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/171-bushel-soybeans-officially-recorded-georgia
The report will probably be available soon, in detail, on Randy Dowdy’s website, linked here: http://www.growbigcorn.net/
The new record tops by more than 10 bu. the previous record of 160.6 bu., set by Missouri grower Kip Cullers.