January 16, 2013

Local Farmer Wins 2012 Corn Yield Contest

Area farmer Adam Flyte has been awarded the first place state ranking for Wisconsin in the National Corn Growers Association 2012 National Corn Yield Contest.

Flyte, who farms in Coloma, won the No Till/Strip Till Irrigated Class with his Channel® 203-43 VT3P that yielded more than 254 bushels per acre.

This is Flyte’s third consecutive win in this category, for which he also earned a first place state ranking in both the 2010 and 2011 contest.

Good soil fertility, targeted seed selection, irrigation and solid management practices all contributed to his successful growing season, according to Flyte. He also worked closely with his Channel District Sales Manager, Steve Lefever, who helped Flyte select the best products for his area while providing agronomic expertise and crop management suggestions to maximize his yield potential and overall profitability.

“It’s the consistent results we’ve seen from Channel seed in yield and performance, as well as the customer service that have made the difference in our fields,” Flyte says. “Steve has worked really hard for me, giving me great information like plot and yield date on all the latest hybrids.”

Channel Seedsmen focus on delivering expert advice, customized service and elite seed products to help farmers make the right decisions for their farms. Flyte and Lefever have been working together for more than six years.

This was the 48th year for the National Corn Yield Contest, an annual competition among corn growers focused on increasing yields. This year’s contest had 8,262 entries in six categories.

For more information about the contest, visit www.ncga.com. For more information about the Channel® Seedsmanship approach or to learn more, visit www.channel.com.

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