Every October Pioneer sales reps become very busy conducting field plot weigh offs for their growers.In the above photo Pioneer Rep Al Merrick of Strathroy Ontario is conducting one of his many plot comparisons.In this case he is actually holding his own field plot day.On site computer calculations give a quick assessment of yield for each hybrid weighed.Growers find this kind of information very valuable in making next years hybrid selections.
As you can see, from this early harvest plot Of Al Merricks', harvest moistures are still running very high though yield propsects look very good.Take note of the lower test weights being recorded with this very wet corn.Bear in mind that these test weights will go up considerably as the corn is dried.
Of course it goes without saying that part of a good plot day is the refreshments and socializing that growers take part in while taking a break from their own busy farming schedules.
Its just amazing how good a pot of baked beans, roast beef on a bun,oatmeal and peanut butter cookies as well as a hot cup of coffee tastes on a cool fall harvest day. It truly makes growers recognize the value they play in the food chain.
THE BIG YIELDS OF THIS PLOT MADE EVERYONE GO HOME WITH MORE OPTIMISM FOR A GOOD HARVEST THAN WHEN THEY ARRIVED.KUDOS TO AL and JANICE MERRICK FOR PROVIDING THEIR GROWERS WITH NOT ONLY SOME EXCELLENT PLOT HARVEST RESULTS BUT ALSO A GREAT HARVEST MEAL.