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Ontario Corn Yield Challenge winners announced

Jan. 10, 2014, London, Ont. – The 11 winners of the fourth annual DuPont Pioneer Ontario Corn Yield Challenge were awarded their prizes on Jan. 9 in London, Ont. 

A record 453 growers from across Ontario took on the challenge this year, according to a press release from DuPont Pioneer. The 11 winners represent different maturities across Ontario and while there is no overall winner because of the differences in heat unit regions, the highest yield attained was 327.1 bu/ac by Randy Vandeheede of Simcoe, Ont., growing Pioneer brand hybrid P1184. A complete list of winners follows:

Chris Schouten (Richmond, Ont.): 228 bu/ac, growing Pioneer brand hybrid P9675AMX
Randy Vandeheede (Simcoe, Ont.): 327.1 bu/ac, growing Pioneer brand hybrid P1184. 
Dean and Rylan Foster (Picton, Ont.): 276.9 bu/ac, growing Pioneer brand hybrid P0474HR
Corey Yake (Stouffville, Ont.): 272.4 bu/ac, growing Pioneer brand hybrid P9910XR
Peter Harvey (Cookstown, Ont.): 245.3 bu/ac, growing Pioneer brand hybrid P0094AM
Mark Eddy (Paris, Ont.): 250.2 bu/ac, growing Pioneer brand hybrid P9807HR
Joe Lacey (Thedford,  Ont.): 306.4 bu/ac, growing Pioneer brand hybrid P0216HR
The late John Barendregt (Union, Ont.): 272.3 bu/ac, growing Pioneer brand hybrid 35F50AM
Dave Arand (Atwood, Ont.): 251 bu/ac, growing Pioneer brand hybrid P9910XR
Jim Soetemans (Watford, Ont.): 310.4 bu/ac, growing Pioneer brand hybrid P0216HR
Hugh Whaley (Harrow, Ont.): 291.2 bu/ac, growing Pioneer brand hybrid P0987XR

All 11 winners of the OCYC received a trip for two to the Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas in February. 


January 10, 2014
By Top Crop Manager

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