Agriculture is changing, and Stine grower Brad Kremer has adopted the latest innovative farming practices to position his operation for success. By implementing the newest seed technologies and planting practices on his farm, he’s able to not only increase yield but also tonnage per acre for dairy silage.
Brad and his family own and operate approximately 3,000 acres of corn, soybeans and alfalfa, in addition to a dairy operation in Pittsville, Wisconsin. And, for the last nine years, they have experimented with different planting technologies. One particular technology that Brad has found great success in, he actually stumbled upon by accident — high-population, narrow-row corn. He knew he had discovered a practice that would spell success for his operation, and it only improved when he discovered Stine® and the company’s lineup of HP Corn® hybrids.
“When I found Stine and saw what they were doing (with HP Corn), it was a perfect alignment,” said Brad.
What intrigued him about Stine’s HP Corn was the plant’s structure and ability to make more efficient use of land, in addition to the tonnage per acre it generated.
“I knew as soon as it came up there was something special about that corn. It emerged perfect, it was a dark green color and we had the stand right off the bat … When we rode the combine through it, we couldn’t quite believe what we were seeing. We had a guy come out and certify it while we were combining … He couldn’t believe it with his own eyes. When the dust settled, it averaged 303 corrected dry bushels. I’ve never heard my combine rumble like that, but it was a pretty good feeling.”
Stine’s advanced research allows growers like Brad to find the best fit for their acres. Stine provides the support and guidance to suggest the proper seed technology and management practices to increase yield and growers’ bottom line.
For more on Brad’s path to success with Stine HP Corn, view his video testimonial on our website.