Tanners claim honors for corn
Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 8:00 pm
The Messenger 02.28.12
Ethan Tanner and Elwin Tanner of Union City recently won honors in the 2011 National Corn Growers’ Association’s (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest in Tennessee.
Ethan Tanner won first place in the A Non-Irrigated division with Pioneer® brand hybrid P1745HR, which yielded 255 bushels per acre.
Elwin Tanner won second place in the Irrigated division with Pioneer® brand hybrid P1814HR, which yielded 239 bushels per acre.
The Tanners earned two of the 273 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer hybrids. The NCGA awarded 411 state titles in this year’s contest. Growers planting Pioneer hybrids dominated the contest and won 66 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,” Pioneer president Paul E. Schickler said.
“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 added. “It shows that Pioneer is advancing hybrids locally to help growers’ succeed across diverse environments.”