Participants will have the option of using this year’s default hybrid (Dyna-Gro D53VC55RIB, see attachment) or supplying their own seed. If participants decide to supply their own, 10 lbs of seed must be delivered at WCREC by April 10th with its associated market value. The value is needed to estimate planting costs associated with simulated the 3,000 acre farm. Keep in mind that the base hybrid for the competition will the DynaGrow 113 day hybrid. The competition field will be picked when this hybrid is near 18% moisture content. Hybrids picked at that time will be charged a drying cost of $0.04 per point per bushel above 15.5%.

Participants will decide on the planting population density (seeds per acre based on a 30 in row spacing).