Top Eastern Ontario corn yield nets 260 bu/acre
RICHMOND Chris Schouten, of Schouten Corner View Farms, at Richmond is the new king of corn in Eastern Ontario among growers of DuPont Pioneer seed.
Schouten had the highest yield for Eastern Ontario growers in the fifth annual DuPont Pioneer 2014 Ontario Corn Yield Challenge, coming in at 260 bushels per acre. Thats an increase of 32 bu/ac for Schouten over last years 228 bu/ac entry.
The highest yield in all of Ontario was 334 bu/ac by Randy Vandeheede of Judge Family Farms at Simcoe, the fourth year in a row hes won the contest and a new record for his farm.
The corn challenge determined winners by seed maturities (how many potential days corn can grow before a killing frost). More than 260 growers participated in this years contest, down from a record 453 last year. All winners receive a trip for two to the Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Ariz. from Feb. 26 to 28.
Here are the Ontario winners for 11 different varieties, ranked by yield:
● 334 bu/ac Randy Vandeheede of Judge Family Farms at Simcoe, growing P0506AM (105-day maturity)
● 326 bu/ac Joe Lacey of Triple L Farms at Thedford, growing P0216AM (102-day maturity)
● 297 bu/ac Jim Soetemans of Jilaman Farms at Watford, growing P0496AMX (104-day maturity)
● 272 bu/ac Mark and Chris Boersma of Ridge Valley Farms at Ridgetown, growing P0216AM (102-day maturity)
● 268 bu/ac Peter Harvey at Cookstown, growing P0094AM (100-day maturity)
● 260 bu/ac Chris Schouten of Schouten Corner View Farms at Richmond growing P9917AMX (99-day maturity)
● 250 bu/ac Greg Squires of Squires Family Farms Ltd. at Walsingham, growing P1184AM (111-day maturity)
● 248 bu/ac Clifford, Dean, and Rylan Foster of Fosterholm Farms at Picton, growing P1184AM (111-day maturity)
● 235 bu/ac Rob Cox of Coxlyn Farms at Uxbridge, growing P0157AM (101-day maturity)
● 230 bu/ac Nick Wilson at Newton, growing P9675AMXT (96-day maturity)
● 224 bu/ac Stew Martin and Rob Bauman of Bloomingdales Farms at Breslau, growing P9526AM