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Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Corn Planting Going Strong – Test Plots Going in

Posted by romeethredge on March 20, 2015

A lot of corn was put in the ground this week. We dodged some of the rains and a lot got done here lately.

Grady County Agent, Brian Hayes and I helped  put in 2 corn hybrid test plots in Decatur and the edge of Grady Counties. We also put one in at the Mim’s Farm in deep southern Seminole County.

We also have a Corn Southern Rust Sentinel Plot at the Mim’s farm about as far south as you can get and still be in Georgia, so we can tell when Southern rust moves in from the south.

These first photos are of Clint Mims, Jason Roberts on the planting rig, and Ethan Fiveash was running the rip stripper ahead of the planter rig. They are using the twin row “peanut” planter to plant corn as they usually do. These are 9 inch twins based on a 36 inch middle._DSC0595

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Check out Clint’s shirt.

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Next we have Jud Greene’s test plot going in near Brinson, Georgia. Marvin Stewart and Jud’s crew were helping. You can see that they have everything hooked together on the 6 row rig, 36 inch spacing.

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Now near Whigham Georgia, Jerry Jones, Brian and Kevin Vantrees of Dow and he’s also an ABAC Student, put in another plot.

We work with growers and industry to put these in to get local data concerning available corn hybrids to help growers make good seed selection decisions.  These growers use their own precious time and resources to make this happen to help us all out.

Data from the last 2 years of these trials is available on this blog here, Corn Hybrid trial results 2014,2013.

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