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High Corn Yield Tips From Winners at Ontario Corn Yield Challenge Event.

The Farms.com team had a lot of fun talking to some of the winning farmers about how they were able to produce such high corn yields.

 

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DuPont Pioneer announced the winners of its fourth annual Ontario Corn Yield Challenge (OCYC) in London, Ont. The 11 seed growers with top-performing Pioneer® brand hybrids accepted their awards, networked and shared agronomic practices with contestants and their guests at a January 9 awards event.

A record 453 growers from across Ontario took on the challenge this year.

“Congratulations to all the winners of the Ontario Corn Yield Challenge and the growers who took on the challenge again in 2013,” said Ian Grant, president, DuPont Pioneer Canada. “We really appreciate the trust our customers put in Pioneer.”
The 11 winners represent different maturities across Ontario and while there is no overall winner because of the differences in heat unit regions, the highest yield attained was 327.1 bu/ac by Randy Vandeheede of Simcoe, Ont., growing Pioneer® brand hybrid P1184. A complete list of winners follows:

  • Chris Schouten (Richmond, Ont.): 228 bu/ac, growing Pioneer® brand hybrid P9675AMX
  •  Randy Vandeheede (Simcoe, Ont.): 327.1 bu/ac, growing Pioneer® brand hybrid P1184. 
  • Dean and Rylan Foster (Picton, Ont.): 276.9 bu/ac, growing Pioneer® brand hybrid P0474HR
  • Corey Yake (Stouffville, Ont.): 272.4 bu/ac, growing Pioneer® brand hybrid P9910XR
  • Peter Harvey (Cookstown, Ont.): 245.3 bu/ac, growing Pioneer® brand hybrid P0094AM
  • Mark Eddy (Paris, Ont.): 250.2 bu/ac, growing Pioneer® brand hybrid P9807HR
  • Joe Lacey (Thedford,  Ont.): 306.4 bu/ac, growing Pioneer® brand hybrid P0216HR
  • The late John Barendregt (Union, Ont.): 272.3 bu/ac, growing Pioneer® brand hybrid 35F50AM
  • Dave Arand (Atwood, Ont.): 251 bu/ac, growing Pioneer® brand hybrid P9910XR
  • Jim Soetemans (Watford, Ont.): 310.4 bu/ac, growing Pioneer® brand hybrid P0216HR
  • Hugh Whaley (Harrow, Ont.): 291.2 bu/ac, growing Pioneer® brand hybrid P0987XR

The information collected by Pioneer through the challenge is another way the company collaborates with growers to increase research initiatives, improve yield per acre in growers’ fields by putting the right product on the right acre.

All 11 winners of the OCYC receive a trip for two to the Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas – Feb. 27 – March 1, 2014. Commodity Classic ‘is a one-of-a-kind convention and trade show that is farmer-focused and farmer-led’.

DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success®.

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Farmer Randy Vandeheede from Simcoe, Ontario winner of the Dupont Pioneer Ontario Corn Yield Challenge shares some thoughts on how he can grow a 327.1 Bu/Ac corn crop.

 

Mark Eddy from Paris, Ontario was a winner in the DuPont Pioneer Ontario Corn Yield Challenge and he shares some thoughts on how to grow high yielding corn on his farm.


Shawn Damen of DuPont Pioneer talks about the farmer winners at the Ontario Corn Yield Challenge. Randy Vandeheede of Simcoe, Ontario had the highest yield of 327.1 bu/ac growing Pioneer hybrid P1184.

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