Pacific Seeds growers dominate Pittsworth Show crop competition
March 21, 2018
Bill Smith, Pacific Seeds, Paul and Karen Dieckmann, Trifel, Brookstead, sorghum judge Scott Merson, and Lyn Brazil, Anchorfield, Brookstead.
Growers of Pacific Seeds varieties dominated the recent Pittsworth Show crop competition, collecting eight of the 17 spots.
Brazil Farming Co. won the grain sorghum competition with their crop of MR-Buster that yielded 8.8t/ha.
Second place was taken by Brett Ziesmer for his 7.2t/ha crop of MR-Buster.
D C Saal scored third with their crop of G44, which yielded 6.6t/ha.
The wheat competition was won by Peter, Pene and William Hood, Plainview, Pittsworth, for their crop of Flanker.
The champion sheaf was awarded to Stephen Siebenhausen, Pinevale, Pittsworth, for his sheaf of Sugargraze forage sorghum.
While yield was an important contributor to final scores, points were also awarded for purity, freedom from disease, crop condition, crop evenness and freedom from weeds.
The full list of sorghum winners:
1 Brazil Farming Co MR-Buster 8.8t/ha
2 Brett Ziesmer MR-Buster 7.2t/ha
3 D C Saal G44 6.6t/ha
4 Brazil Farming Co MR-Buster 6.6t/ha
5 Clinton Petersen MR-Taurus 6.7t/ha
6 Ken Kummerow MR-Taurus 6.6t/ha
7 Josh Connolly MR-Taurus 6.2t/ha
8 Graham Krinke G22 6.2t/ha
9 Paul Krieg MR-Taurus 5.5t/ha
10 Paul Fulbohm MR-Buster 5.3t/ha
11 Vaughhan Bros. MR-Buster 4.9t/ha
12 McLean Farms MR-Buster 5.1t/ha
13 Paul Fulbohm MR-Buster 4.9t/ha
14 D C Saal MR-Taurus 4.6t/ha
15 Ken Kummerow G33 4.2t/ha
16 McLean Farms MR-Buster 3.5t/ha
17 John Piper Cracka 3.2t/ha