Friday, December 18, 2015

NCGA Corn Yield World Record for 2015

Today is the day that the National Corn Grower's Association announces their annual growers' awards.  Thousands of applicants every year submit their verified yield results for a plot of corn no less than 10 acres in size.

There are different categories for representation including "no till", "non-irrigated", "irrigated", "strip-till" and a number of different cropping and watering processes.  In addition, winning submissions are tracked on a state by state basis as well recognizing the different growing environments, weather and soil types and their effects on the yields of the plots entering the competition.

The last several years, some beneficial growing conditions and new technologies have been pushing the forefront of growing and in turn the world record yield per acre for grown corn has been broken in each of the last three years.  Before this recent string of record breaking yields the world record for corn yield stood for 11 years at 442 bushels per acre on Francis Childs' farm in Iowa.

Twice the winner of the competition (in 2013 and 2015) was David Hula of Renwood farms, VA.  In 2015 David Hula announced a verified yield through the NCGA of over 532 bushels per acre of yield.

To see how David Hula produced 532 bushels of corn per acre set the new corn yield record click on the link for an interesting video and interview where David tells some of the tips and tricks he's picked up over the years to consistently keep his name in the conversation for the top corn grower in the world.

David Hula's record comes on the back of Randy Dowdy of GA breaking the 500 bushels/acre yield mark for the first time ever in 2014.  Both gentlemen are striving for even more yield next year.  Will the weather cooperate and produce the ideal conditions necessary for growing more than twice as much as the national average yield for a US based farmer (which is around 180 bushels per acre), or will extreme weather conditions mean that David's record will stand for another year?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Speaking of Search Engine Marketing

My beloved Internet Marketing blog CorporateRaiter took a mortal blow by way of being part of a joint account at bluehost where an old install of blog software on a dead account was creating 'server issues'.

It's pretty clear that I'm going to have to migrate out of that account to something more substantial or at least with a higher level of customer service for when things go wrong.  But for now, I'll continue to use it as my testing ground and sandbox for proving out various concepts before going to market with them


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Undead Dogs Die in The Sun

As a reader reminded me, that's a line from I AM LEGEND...

That said, as an undead dog, and not wanting to die, I decided to move to where the sun don't shine.  No, it's not up your bunghole, but that wouldn't be a terrible guess.

Yeah, I know, it's been 3 years since I posted anything to this blog, and one might think that it was because I don't love you, dear readers (both of you).

Alas, that is not the reason...some crazy wordpress plugin got awry and fubar'ed my server bringing my main sites to their knees....oh the humanity.

Since the blogging was always just a casual pass-time, more than anything meaningful or commercially viable, I back burnered it.  That, plus I have no cotton picking idea how to get the viral fungus that has infected my bluehost server account.

So, here I am, three years later bringing my oldschool blogger blog back to life to share my thoughts with the world once again

From a place where the "sun don't shine"

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Holiday Season Comes to a Close

Hi everyone.

Today is Golden Lotus' birthday. January the 10th traditional marks the end of the holiday gift giving gauntlet for fubarrio, and I documented some of my struggles coming up with decent presents for everyone while so far away in my blog entry about family films and edited movies on my sister wordpress blog.

To be fair, there is still February the 14th to figure out, but we'll figure that out as it comes.

In other ground-shaking news we are leaving the comfy confines of punta carretas soon and will be relocating the entire family (including midori) sometime in the next 60 days.

The fact that I'm not real sure where we are going should be enough to give an ordinary person some degree of alarm, but I'm sorta over 'planning' things because things inevitably change.

Golden Lotus, Midori, and I will come to some conclusion in the next few weeks, if only to make sure that our Laborador is able to get on the plane with us and we will tell you more once I know more.

Take care, and happy holidays.