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Area farmers outstanding in their field

Published on January 27, 2018 12:01AM

Several are farmers were recently recognized for their crops in the 2017 National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Yield Contest.

Kristen Corpus of Hermiston achieved a winning yield of 310.7090 bushels per acre in the irrigated category with DEKALB DKC62-05.

A trio of Boardman farmers swept the No-Till/Strip Till Irrigated division with Vern Frederickson taking top honors for his DEKALB DKC62-05, which yielded 315.7699 bushels per acre. Nolan Mills placed second with Pioneer® P0805AM™, with a yield of 308.7628 bushels; and Emily Rea’s 258.6239-bushel yield, which came in third, was with Pioneer® hybrid P0157.

DuPont Pioneer growers took home nearly 50 percent of the state awards. Pioneer® brand products continue to shine throughout the nation, said Gregg M. Schmidt, communications manager with DuPont Pioneer.

The NCGA Corn Yield Contest is an annual competition among corn producers with the goal of producing the highest yields. Growers compete in six corn production classes.

For more about the association, including a link to a list of all contest winners, visit www.ncga.com.


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