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By LuAnn Schindler

Plotting ag education

Summerland FFA students will work on test plot


April 28, 2022

LuAnn Schindler

Marking rows • Summerland FFA student AJ Hobbs and Bodie Meyer, of Plains Cover Crop, place flags, identifying types of seed planted in a test plot, on land owned by Bob Napier, north of the school. Napier planted corn in the field Friday and met with the Introduction to Agriculture class to outline projects the plot will be used for.

With the assistance of a neighboring farmer, Summerland FFA members will chart corn growth and yields on a test plot.

Located north of the school, on land owned and farmed by the Napier family, the area was planted with 24 different seed varities, last Friday.

Bob Napier said six different companies - Pioneer, Channel, Brevant, Golden Harvest, DeKalb and NC+ - are represented.

Of the 24 varieties, 16 are new hybrids. Napier planted varieties with 103- to 112-day maturity rates.

"That's how I learn how to plant the next year," Napier said.

Having FFA members involved in the test plot has b...

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