Saturday, October 17, 2009

Corn Plots

One of my duties is evaluating corn hybrids. We harvested one today for a farmer for the National Corn Growers Association contest.

It is a way for us to compete and learn.

We thought it might break 300 bu per acre but it wasn't quite there. The participating agronomist told me it never saw enough fertilizer in the 10 years he has been here so I think it did outstanding.

You have to pick 1.25 acres out of a minimum 5 acre plot by NCGA rules.

He also said a farmer near brother in Cedarville verified 335 bu per acre! Wow, that is awesome.

I thought we had the potential but not quite there.

I remember driving through there this summer and thought wow that is good corn.

Now just to get it out!


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