Canola growers with a competitive personality now have an extra incentive — a complete John Deere equipment package if they’re the first to grow 100 bushels per acre on 50 acres of canola.
The ‘Canola 100 Agri-Prize’ was announced July 21 at Ag in Motion in Saskatoon. The first farmer to produce a verified average of 100 bushels per acre on 50 acres of contiguously seeded canola will win a prize package of 100 hours each of a John Deere tractor, air seeder, high-clearance sprayer, windrower and combine.
The contest is open to any non-irrigated farmer growing spring-seeded canola in the canola belt of Canada and the United States.
The Canola 100 will run for three crops starting in 2016. If the 100-bushel mark has not been reached by 2018, the highest recorded yield will take the prize.
Official rules and details will be posted at agriprize.com in September. Visit the website or call 1-877-276-7526 for more information.
Canola 100 is the first of a series of Agri-Prize competitions organized by Agri-Trend and sponsored by John Deere and Glacier FarmMedia.