I need more info on Return After Drying
Corn harvest reports from cooperators will include Return After Drying information for individual plots.
Drying costs are subtracted from gross return. Gross return is the yield multiplied by a grain price that is updated annually. Drying costs will be subtracted from gross return when grain moisture at harvest is above 15%. Drying costs are assumed to be $0.45/point/bushel and a standard shrink value of 1.4 will be used. The assumed corn price is $3.55 per bushel (source: USDA-NASS).
What is Yield Index?
While the actual yield number is important, the “index” is a better indicator of a hybrid’s performance over a number of plots. An index of 100 means that the hybrid’s average yield was equal to the average of the plots it was in. Higher index numbers indicate hybrids that consistently perform above average. When considering yield index, note the number of replications or plot repetitions. More replications usually means a more accurate index number.
Who is my county plot contact person?
Please contact your MCGA District Field Manager for information on your county plot contact. Click here.
I’m having trouble with this website. Who do I contact?
For assistance or questions related to the MCGA Variety Plot program, please contact the MCGA office at 952-233-0333.