Who gets the prize for greatest yield by least water? Look no further than the 2018 winners of Crop per Drop, Arkansas’ Irrigation Yield Contest in corn, rice and soybeans, a first-of-its-kind competition measuring bushels and water use by adding a flow meter and rainfall to yield numbers. Jason Bennett, Mikey Taylor, Matt Morris and Richard Morris won Arkansas’ unique irrigation battle in 2018 with the highest bushel yields per acre inch of water. Basic rules: Grow the most with the least. 30 acres of irrigated ground; 3 acres of skip-patterned harvest; and a maximum of one active metered water inlet.

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