Pestorious wins corn yield contest and contributes to scholarship fund

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 26, 2008

Gary Pestorious of Albert Lea has contributed $150 to the Corey Goodnature Memorial Scholarship Fund as a result of winning first place in the AA nonirrigated division of the 2007 National Corn Growers&8217; Association&8217;s Corn Yield Contest in Minnesota. The contribution was provided by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., as a reward for winning the contest. Pestorious won with Pioneer brand hybrid 36H56 which yielded 254.05 bushels per acre.

Pestorious earned one of the 344 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer hybrids. Growers planting Pioneer hybrids dominated the context and won 65.7 percent of all awards presented.

The NCGA Corn Yield Contest is an annual competition among corn producers with the goal of producing the highest yields. In the contest, growers compete within a broad range of corn production classes, including nonirrigated, no-till/strip-till nonirrigated, no-till/strip-till irrigated, ridge-till nonirrigated, ridge-till irrigated and irrigated classes.

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