2018 Craven County Corn Variety Trial

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View of corn seedlings within variety trialFor the past years, Craven County, along with other counties within Eastern NC has participated in a multi-county corn varietal trials evaluating the same corn varieties across multiple yield environments. This year’s test includes 23 varieties. Upon completion of harvest of all trials, data is summarized and posted for review. Below is a description of the agronomic practices for the 2018 test within Craven County.

Location: 665 Backwoods Road, Vanceboro, NC

GPS Coordinates:  Latitude: 35°15’10.43″N    Longitude: 77° 3’28.27″W

Soil Type: Dominantly Lynchburg Soil Series but progresses to Rains toward back of plots (20%)

Planting Date:  April 30, 2018

Seeding Rate:  29,600 seeds/acre

Row Width:  36 inches

Individual Plot Size:  6 rows wide

Pre-plant Fertilization:  30- lbs/ac of 10-0-30 broadcast + 3 tons/ac of wood ash

Fertilization At-Planting:  3 GPA of Black Label in-furrow and 15 GPA 17-17-0 in 2 X 2 inch band

Herbicide At-Planting:  Harness

Tillage:  Conventional

Download the planting order and list of varieties