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Learning through experience

Golden Harvest Corn Product Manager Andy Ackley says an example of learning through experience is data resulting in greater stalk strength. “It’s critical to overall hybrid performance,” Ackley told Brownfield Ag News, “and impacts harvestability and yield potential.” Following 2018’s experience with lodging issues in many brands and varieties, Ackley says the company stepped up its analysis of stalk strength data with an instrument called the Stalk Crusher. Thanks to data provided by the Stalk Crusher, Ackley says it’s expected that all hybrids will be vetted for stalk strength within the next couple of years.

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