Chris Bennett

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Farm Journal Technology and Issues Editor
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Recent Stories by Chris Bennett

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Meet The Father Of Six-Row Corn

Jul 17, 2018 by Chris Bennett
In the spring of 1975, Ed Hain rolled the dice and planted several six-row strips of corn and soybeans, kicking off 15-year average of roughly 50 extra bushels of corn yield per acre.
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New Corn Eats Sun, Boosts Yield

Jul 03, 2018 by Chris Bennett
Bring on the sun. The first photosynthetic trait in corn is moving toward farmland and shows a strong yield bump in field trials, consistently adding bushels in the high single digits.
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Farmland Is Hiding Loads Of Buried Treasure

Jun 05, 2018 by Chris Bennett
Farmland often serves as a giant time capsule. Arrowheads, fossils, petrified wood, meteorites, marbles, coins, buttons and bullets are a portion of an endless list pulled straight from the trappings of yesteryear.