The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, has opened registration for the annual Wisconsin Corn Yield Contest. The contest was created to encourage the development of new and innovative management practices, and it highlights the importance of using sound agronomic practices in Wisconsin corn production systems.
To be eligible, entrants must be a Wisconsin Corn Growers Association member that are in good standing. The contest entry must be from a field of corn 10 or more acres in size of one variety. The contest area may be any shape, but the contest plot must be a total of 1.25 or more harvested acres.
A new addition to this year’s completion is that the winners will be selected from six geographical divisions. The divisions include the Northern and Southern divisions plus four county-specific divisions. The county-specific divisions are based on active county corn grower associations and include: Columbia County, Dodge-Fond Du Lac, Juneau-Adams-Marquette and Rock. In total, there are six eligible divisions.
The winning entry will have the highest corn yield based on bushels per acre. In the event of a tie, both entrants will be recognized as co-winners. Each division will give out cash prizes for the top three finishers. First place will receive $500, second place will get $250, and third place winners will be awarded $100. .
Similar to years past this year the competition still requires a supervisor to oversee all computations and field measurements during harvest, weighing (gross and tare), and moisture testing. New this year is that the supervisor eligibility requirements have been expanded per the official contest rules. The supervisor will also be requiring all the entrants to run their combine and any transfer augers to be certain they are empty prior to harvesting the contest area. Additionally, all wagons or trucks will be checked to make certain they are empty.
To enter this year’s contest, visit www.wicorn.org/growers/corn-yield-contest.
To enter the contest the entrant is responsible for mailing the information and must be postmarked, emailed or faxed by Dec. 8, 2017, to be eligible for this contest. No late entries will be accepted. There is no entry fee for this contest. Completed forms may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 262-372-3289 or mailed to Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, W226 N5956 Lynwood Dr., Lisbon, WI 53089.