|Producers recognized in state yield contest|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Two area producers were recently recognized in the state corn yield contest. Sand Partners of Holyoke won first place in the A non-irrigated division of the 2010 National Corn Growers’ Association’s (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest in Colorado. They won with Pioneer brand hybrid P0125XR, which yielded 102 bushels per acre.
Verdis Vieselmeyer of Amherst won third place in the A no till/strip till non-irrigated division with Pioneer brand hybrid 35F40, which yielded 132 bushels per acre.
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.