While we were waiting for the soils to dry and corn to drop in moisture content, we harvested our 20" corn plot. The highest yielding entry made 281 bpa with a plot average of 257 bpa. We were pleased, but hopeful we might have an entry break the 300 bpa ceiling. We also harvested our 20" row vs. 30" row comparison which was planted adjacent to the big hybrid plot. The populations were 36,000 ppa for the 30" rows and 40,000 ppa for the 20" rows. The end result was a 24.3 bu advantage to the 20" rows. While we are happy to see these results, we plan to replicate this test again next year.
|Unloading the combine "on the go" on the Davin field|
|Weighing an entry from our plot|
|Unloading another truck load of corn at our dryer site|
|Tom operating the combine as it comes to the end of the field|
|The grain cart unloading into a semi at sunset|
|Grandpa Tom and Max getting ready to take a combine ride after lunch|
|Owen wrapping up the baseball season with his Tigers team|