Irrigated corn expected to capture 300+ bushel

A multi-year state yield winner says he hasn’t stopped irrigating this season.

Jim Schaendorf tells Brownfield a drought in June and limited rains in July have kept his pivots running.

“I’m pushing that 300-bushel mark right here at the home farm, he shares.  “The farms further away from home, I’ll be happy with about 220.”

He says historical data since 2009 and a good partnership with his crop advisors have been helpful for past state corn and soybean yield wins.

“It’s the little things that make a difference on high yields, it’s not all about nitrogen,” he says.

Schaendorf expects to start harvesting high-moisture corn at the end of the month.  He grows corn, soybeans, and alfalfa in Dorr.

Brownfield interviewed Schaendorf while he hosted last week’s Michigan Corn Between the Rows yield tour stop.

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