Ellington growers place in state corn yield contest

Ellington - posted Feb, 03 2014

ELLINGTON - Two growers from Ellington recently won two first-places the 2013 National Corn Growers’ Association’s (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest in Connecticut. Harris Cohen won first-place in the A Non-Irrigated division with Pioneer brand hybrid P1498HR, which yielded 246 bushels per acre. Sanford C Cohen won first place in the A No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated division with Pioneer brand hybrid P1184AM, which yielded 253 bushels per acre. The two producers earned two of the 266 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer hybrids. The NCGA awarded 433 state titles in this year’s contest. Growers planting Pioneer hybrids dominated the contest and won 61 percent of all state awards presented. The NCGA Corn Yield contest is an annual U.S. national competition among corn growers with the goal of capitalizing on the high genetic yield potential of today’s corn hybrids. Growers compete in six corn production classes, including non-irrigated (A and AA), no-till/strip-till non-irrigated (A and AA), irrigated and no-till/strip-till irrigated classes.

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