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Thick, sturdy stands key to corn contest winner

Thick, sturdy stands key to corn contest winner
Brant Voss of Dexter was the Iowa winner of the non-irrigated division in the National Corn Growers Association’s National Corn Yield Contest last year, growing a yield of 306.34 bushels per acre.

Brant Voss is a believer that high plant populations lead to high corn yields. His theory was proven to be accurate last year as the 26-year-old farmer from Dexter emerged as one of Iowa’s four state winners in the 2018 National Corn Yield Contest sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association.

Voss harvested a contest yield of 306.34 bushels per acre to claim top honors in the non-irrigated conventional tillage division.

“One of the things we did is really pushed our populations,” said Voss, who farms with his dad, Brent. He said...




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