314-bushel corn on seven inches of rain
The National Corn Growers Association yield contest winner for Minnesota achieved 314-bushel corn despite receiving a third of normal precipitation during the growing season.
“We feel truly blessed to have a bountiful year and thank the good Lord for providing just enough rain to give us our best ever yield.”
David Heublein of Lewiston in southeast Minnesota tells Brownfield the home farm recorded 1.1 inches of rain in May, 1.5 in June, 3.9 in July, and just a half inch in August.
“For a grand total of 7 inches of rain in our growing season.”
He credits proper nitrogen management and drought-tolerant seed technology among the factors that resulted in a record corn crop.
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Author: Mark Dorenkamp