Local Grower Recognized in National Yield Contest

Lincoln, Neb.— Arthaud Farms and Scott Arthaud of Keyes, OK, join an elite group of 22 NC+ Hybrids, Inc. growers nationwide who received recognition in the 2005 national corn or sorghum yield contests. The Corn Yield Contest is sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association and the Sorghum Yield and Management Contest is sponsored by the National Sorghum Producers. The contests, conducted separately, are held annually.


Arthaud Farms placed first in Oklahoma in the reduced-till irrigated sorghum division with its NC+ 6B50 entry at 123.2 bushels per acre. The entry also placed first in Cimarron County .

Scott Arthaud placed third in Oklahoma in the no-till non-irrigated sorghum division with his NC+ 7C22 entry at 93.6 bushels per acre.

“We'd like to offer our congratulations to all of the NC+ Hybrids winners for their innovation, management practices and hard work,” says Doug Gloystein, NC+ Hybrids General Manager. “Last year was a challenging growing year for many of our nation's corn and sorghum producers so it's great to be recognized and honored by our industry peers.”

For 2006, Gloystein says NC+ Hybrids has introduced 60 new corn hybrids, including 11 triple-stack hybrids that incorporate Roundup Ready ® , YieldGard ® Corn Borer and YieldGard Rootworm protection. All triple-stack hybrids will be treated with a seed treatment to offer broad-spectrum control of secondary insects and disease protection. The company also has released 17 new soybean varieties and two new grain sorghum hybrids for 2006.


“NC+ Hybrids strives to provide growers with the best germplasm and traits from across the industry that are best suited for local growing conditions. As seed technology continues to move forward at a rapid pace, it's important that growers have access to corn and sorghum hybrids and soybean varieties that offer the most yield potential for their local area and local growing conditions,” Gloystein says.

With access to leading genetic and technology traits, NC+ Hybrids, Inc. independently markets the NC+ brand of seed corn, soybeans, grain sorghum, forage sorghum, sudangrass and alfalfa as an operating subsidiary of Channel Bio Corp. For more information, visit the NC+ web site at www.nc-plus.com.