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BV FFA harvests ag plot

Published: Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 2:20 p.m. CDT

The Bureau Valley FFA Ag Plot Committee, Officer Team, and various members harvested the agriculture plot on the campus of Bureau Valley High School Oct. 10. Committee members reported a yield of 47 bushels per acre.

The agriculture plot is 12.6 acres, and 601 bushels were harvested with 11.9 percent moisture. This spring, the committee was in charge of tillage and planning of the plot. Throughout the summer, the committee recorded data such as daily rainfall, insect populations, weed density and plant growth. During harvest, they collected test weights, moisture percentages and yield data. The students participating included members Josh Lewis, Trevin Kennedy, Thomas Monier, Bryan Arteberry and Tucker Schoff. The members thank MJ Seeds, Ron Wolf, Crop Production Services, Kevin Kennedy and Michlig Grain for their help in completion of this learning experience.

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