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Farmers hit fields for corn planting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 16:57

With summer just around the corner, area farmers have been busy getting their corn crops into the ground. A crew with Pioneer seed was in Phillips County Friday, May 4 planting around 80 varieties of corn into a test plot.

Pioneer will use the dryland plot to determine what varieties do better under conditions in northeast Colorado. The IMPACT (Intensively Managed Product Advancement, Characterization and Training) plot helps optimize disease and drought resistance. Much of the seed is pre-commercial and not available to producers yet. IMPACT plots are placed around the state to determine which products offer the best performance in different environments.

—Enterprise photo

Holyoke Enterprise May 10, 2012