Last season, Agricen's product technology helped some of the highest-yielding corn growers in America take home a winning title in the National Corn Growers Association's 2020 National Corn Yield Contest.
A total of 6 national and 20 state winners used at least one product containing Agricen's biocatalyst technology in 2020. Among them were Don Stall of Charlotte, Michigan, who was the top-yielding grower overall in the contest, Kevin, Shawn, Nikia and Rhylan Kalb of Dubois, Indiana, who took national wins across three categories, and Leonard Truszkowski of Stewartsville, New Jersey, who also placed nationally.
The biocatalyst-based products represented in the top growers' programs were Accomplish LM, Titan XC, Extract PBA, Prologue, Levitate and NexBlu. All are exclusively available from Loveland Products though Nutrien Ag Solutions.
Grower Don Stall came in first place, nationally, in the Conventional Irrigated category with a yield of 476.9052 bu/acre, which was also the overall highest yield in the 2020 contest.
"Titan and Accomplish...turn nutrients into an available, soluble form so we can take them up," says Don. "It obviously works. You can see it, when you run the combine across the field and you weigh it. The results speak for themselves."
The Corn Belt's first place national winner in the Conventional Non-Irrigated Category was Kevin Kalb, with a yield of 385.4405 bu/acre.
"When I talk about raising, potentially, the biggest crop we have, I need to get as much phosphorus as I can into the plant. Titan makes that possible," Kevin says.
Kevin's wife, Shawn Kalb, also took home a first place national win in the No-Till Non-Irrigated category in the Corn Belt (329.0569 bu/acre), while Kevin and Shawn's children, Rhylan and Nikia, each placed second nationally in the Conventional Non-Irrigated (345.9045 bu/acre) and Strip, Min, Mulch, Ridge-Till Non-Irrigated (323.7572 bu/acre) categories in the Corn Belt states, respectively.
If you are interested in more details about these and other growers who have had winning corn yields in the NCGA contest, you can read about them in these posts:
- "Congratulating the 2019 NCGA Corn Yield Contest Winners"
- "Biocatalyst Technologies Are Helping to Transform Grower Productivity"
- "Starter Program with Accomplish LM Key Part of Farmer's Success"
- "Top Corn Producers Used Accomplish LM, Extract PBA & Titan XC"
- "Accomplish LM Helps Couple Win Two Corn Yield Contest Categories"
- "Titan XC Helps Bring in Big Yields in 2017 Corn Yield Contest"
- "Accomplish LM Proves Worth to Idaho Corn Growing Champions"
We want to extend our congratulations to all of the winners of the 2020 NCGA Corn Yield Contest. Wishing everyone great success in the coming season!
You can learn more about the biocatalyst technology that is helping top corn growers achieve big yields by downloading our FAQ.