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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Farmer wins state contest

110 bushels per acre production


Last updated 5/2/2022 at 10:40am

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Colfax farmer John Aeschliman earned a first-place state award in the 2021 National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest.

The award was announced today, Monday, April 18.

Aeschliman is one of the highest corn yield producers in the nation with DEKALB® DKC33-78RIB brand blend corn, yielding an outstanding 110 bushels per acre in the No-Till Non-Irrigated category.

“These folks make farming look easy, but it’s far from it,” said Dipal Chaudhari, DEKALB® Asgrow® Deltapine® Brand Lead. “A lot goes into these outstanding yields -- Mother Nature, innovative technology, research, trial and error, and lots of hard work. In this challenging industry, we are proud to partner with these farmers to help them produce high yields and reach their goals.”

The 57th NCGA contest continues to challenge farmers to achieve record-setting yields and improve agricultural management practices for a more sustainable future. Farmers who planted DEKALB corn captured the most national placement awards (15 of 27), as well as 190 state level awards, 77 of which yielded 300 BU/A or higher.

DEKALB products provide the latest exclusive genetics from Bayer’s robust global breeding engine and product testing network to help drive consistent performance potential.


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