This is the official webpage for our Farm Credit Test Plot! Check back to this page periodically for updates. If you're interested in last year's yield results, you can see the report here.
- May 28, 2020 – Our test plots have been planted!
Our 2020 irrigated and dry land corn test plots were planted on May 20 at Chestnut Manor Farm in Centreville, MD. The spring weather caused a slightly later planting date this year compared to last year, but we are optimistic that the plots will grow as bountiful as last year, providing insightful data for our grain members on Delmarva.
Signs will be going up along Route 309 this summer so you can watch the varieties grow and follow the progress. We will continue to post updates here as the growing season progresses.
See the charts below for the planting order of both plots.
DRY LAND PLOT
- April 10, 2020 – New Year, New Plot
We are planting a corn test plot again this year along Route 309 in Centreville, Maryland to provide our customers with data results and a unique networking and educational opportunity.
New for 2020 will be two plots, an irrigated plot and a dryland plot. Each company will be able to enter one variety in each category. The irrigated plot will have a maturity range of 110-120 days and the dryland plot will have a maturity range of 107-115 days.
Last year, we had more than 100 farmers and industry professionals across Delmarva attend our Field Day to learn about 23 corn varieties from 12 seed companies. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to not hold a Field Day this year in order to keep our customers and staff safe. Throughout the growing season, we'll share updates about the plot on this page and social media.
Once the results are gathered after harvest, we'll compile them into a report to share with our customers and publish it here. We learned a lot from last year, and to ensure there are no errors with the data recording, we will be using a weigh wagon in addition to the monitor results.
In order to be unbiased and represent a variety of dealers across Delmarva, the following companies have been invited to participate.
Augusta Seed East Coast Seed Mid-Atlantic Seeds
Axis Growmark FS Pioneer
Channel Hubner Seed Consultants
Dekalb LG Seeds Stine Seed
Dyna Gro Local Seed Co Weaver Seed
Check back soon to see the planting order and more updates!