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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!
farm credit 2020 test plot

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.

IRRIGATED PLOT

Brand

Variety

Maturity

Axis

63H27

113

Seed Consultant

1141

114

Mid-Atlantic Seed

5155

115

Stine

9808

115

Croplan

5678

116

Dekalb

65-95

115

Hubner

4890

117

Growmark FS

6797

117

LG Seeds

5643

114

Local Seed

1488

114

Agrigold

647-46

117

 

DRY LAND PLOT

Brand

Variety

Maturity

DynaGro

52VC63

112

Agrigold

65-79

114

Local

1577

115

LG Seeds

60C33

110

Axis

65T29

115

Mid-Atlantic Seed

8141

114

Stine

9709

113

Seed Consultants

1121

112

Dekalb

62-53

112

Croplan

5070

110

Hubner

09G065

109

 

 

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!            

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