The results from the Southeast Corn Growers Association 2017 Plot are in!

Dryland Plot Cooperator: Matt Helmke
Plot Location: 9438 US Hwy 77, Pickrell, NE
Planting Date: April 27, 2017
Harvest Date: November 6, 2017

Irrigated Plot Cooperator: John Niemeyer
Plot Location: near Cortland, NE
Planting Date: April 25, 2017
Harvest Date: September 20, 2017

2017 Southeast CGA Plot Results

Steve Melvin – Extension Educator, Irrigated Cropping Systems
Merrick County Extension Office

The growing season was generally good, however several high wind events in October did cause some broken stalks and dropped ears. So to document the damage, dropped ears were counted after harvest by simply counting the ears on the ground between the middle two rows of the plot for a distance of 100 ft. and recording the numbers. Some hybrids had a lot of broken stalks but the combine was able to pick most of them up and recover the ears.

The general field agronomics:
Population                   34,000
Planting Date              8-May-17
Pre-plant                       150 lbs of NH3, 20 gal. 10-34-0 dual placed
Planting                       7-24-4-.25 zinc 5 gal/A, 8 oz. Capture, v4-v5 20 gal 32% injected, V5-V6 Coulter machine 20 gal 32% N
Pre-herbicide              Staunch, Acuron, Durango
Post herbicide            V6-V7 Solstice, Durango
Fung/insecticide       After pollination TrivaPro + Frenzie Attack

Full Results

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Applications are now being accepted for Class II of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association PRIME Program. This program is designed for Nebraska producers who want to increase their knowledge and better themselves and their operation in all aspects. All sessions are focused on maximizing the long-term viability of the operation through the latest research, emerging technologies, farm management practices, and peer relationships.

The program consists of three sessions, lasting approximately two days each, plus attendance at the Nebraska Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting. Participants can expect a total time commitment of 6-8 days away from the farm over a 12-month period. The material will be relevant and presented by the best that the industry has to offer. Locations of the sessions will be determined once the class has been selected.

A registration fee of $190 is required up enrollment. The fee will be waived for NeCGA 3-year members. All other costs of the program will be covered by NeCGA. The class will consist of 8-12 corn farmers selected from applications and local association board recommendations.

Applications should be submitted by January 12, 2018. Participants will be selected and notified in January. Primary selection criteria will be the applicant’s desire and ability to participate and contribute during all sessions. Diversity among farm size, geographic location, years of experience, and background will be sought. Questions and applications should be directed to Morgan Wrich, Director of Grower Services, at OR (402) 438-6459.

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