University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties
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Hillsboro, IL 62049
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Taylorville, IL 62568
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Jerseyville, IL 62052
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Carlinville, IL 62626
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2016 Montgomery County Yield Survey Results Are In
August 24, 2016
Montgomery County Extension conducted their annual yield survey of the area corn crop on August 24. The survey data gathered resulted in an estimated county wide average yield of 190.6 bushels per acre. Gary Letterly, Extension Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator said, “This is a new high for the Extension yield survey, which began in 2008. The previous high mark was 188.9 bushels per acre set in 2014.”
The day began with volunteers meeting at 8 AM at University of Illinois Extension office in Hillsboro where they broke into groups to survey crops across the county. Groups then returned to the Extension office before noon to share results and enjoy lunch.
Volunteers sampled fields in each of the 19 townships in Montgomery County. Results for each township are:
Audubon – 186.1
BoisD’Arc – 185.0
Butler Grove – 207.6
East Fork – 164.5
Fillmore – 182.9
Grisham – 186.5
Harvel – 211.6
Hillsboro – 195.0
Irving – 197.6
Nokomis – 155.5
North Litchfield – 215.6
Pitman – 217.9
Raymond – 202.6
Rountree – 177.3
South Fillmore – 164.5
South Litchfield – 220.0
Walshville – 173.3
Witt – 162.4
Zanesville – 214.8
County Wide Average: 190.6 Bushels/Acre
The survey was sponsored by Agriculture Partners LLC; First National Bank of Litchfield; Matthew Stolte - Pioneer/DuPont; Security National Bank; and Montgomery County Farm Bureau & Montgomery County Young Farmers.
Volunteers included: Matt Stolte, Jim Miller, Rachel Vandenbergh, Linda Throne, Branden McCallam, Ryan Reincke, Brian Lewey, Mark Knodle, Jay Ryan, Mike Brokaw, Heath Houck, Brian Brown, Eric Heyen, Mike Bitter, Katie Wilson, and Kevin Niemann.
Anyone interested in volunteering for or sponsoring future yield surveys is asked to contact the Montgomery County Extension office at (217) 532-3941 or Gary Letterly, Extension Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Local Contact: Gary Letterly, Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship, email@example.com