Drive for 100 - 1
Fri Nov 6, 2015 03:56 PM CST

Morris Shambley has had his foot on the soybean yield accelerator since he started raising soybeans three decades ago. Yields on his Efland, North Carolina, farm have doubled during that time, thanks to better soybean genetics, varietal resistance to yield-limiting pests and diseases, and maturities more suited to his region.

While the 45- to 50-bushel-per-acre averages Shambley typically achieves each year exceed the U.S. national average, the farmer and United Soybean Board (USB) director sees the need for himself and other soybean growers to throttle up. Yield contest winners are increasingly surpassing ...

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