Locals win corn yield contests

Locals win corn yield contests

Posted: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 8:01 pm

Two Union City growers placed in the 2010 National Corn Growers’ Association’s (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest in Tennessee.  
Jim Thorpe won second place in the Ridge Till Irrigated division with Pioneer® brand hybrid P1814HR, which yielded 218 bushels per acre.
Brenda Tanner won first place in the Ridge Till Non-Irrigated division with Pioneer® brand hybrid P1745HR, which yielded 231 bushels per acre.
Mike Freeman of Martin won third place in the Ridge Till Non-Irrigated division. He won with Pioneer® brand hybrid 33N59, which yielded 178 bushels per acre.
Freeman earned one of the 359 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer hybrids. The NCGA awarded 522 state titles in this year’s contest. Growers planting Pioneer hybrids dominated the contest and won 69 percent of all state awards presented.
Terry and Jeremy Hopper, along with Hopper Farms of Tiptonville, placed second place in the No Till/Strip Till Irrigated division with Pioneer® brand hybrid 33D49, which yielded 257 bushels per acre.
Jeremy Hopper won first place in the Ridge Till Non-Irrigated division with Pioneer® brand hybrid P1615R, which yielded 223 bushels per acre.
Hopper Farms won first place in the Ridge Till Irrigated division with Pioneer® brand hybrid 32D79, which yielded 232 bushels per acre.
Theirs were among the 359 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer hybrids. The NCGA awarded 522 state titles in this year’s contest. Growers planting Pioneer hybrids dominated the contest and won 69 percent of all state awards presented.
The NCGA Corn Yield Contest is an annual competition among corn producers with the goal of producing the highest yields. In the contest, growers compete within a broad range of corn production classes, including non-irrigated, no-till/strip-till non-irrigated, no-till/strip-till irrigated, ridge-till non-irrigated, ridge-till irrigated and irrigated classes.
“Each year, we continue to see growers planting Pioneer corn hybrids succeed in the NCGA Corn Yield contest, and we’re thrilled that these growers choose Pioneer products for these winning yields,” says Pioneer President Paul E. Schickler. “These results continue to demonstrate the impressive yield potential that Pioneer genetics bring to our customers, and it also demonstrates what growers can achieve by planting the right product on the right acre.
“We’re excited about the diversity of hybrids represented in this year’s contest by growers planting Pioneer products,” he says. “It shows that Pioneer is advancing hybrids locally to help growers succeed across diverse environments.”

Published in The Messenger 2.8.11

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