See more from this Session: General Education & Extension: II
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Hall C, Street Level
The Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program (CGSRVP) was started in 2000 in Arkansas with the formation of the Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Promotion Board. The CGSRVP is used to demonstrate Extension’s research-based recommendations to help corn and grain sorghum growers to produce a profitable, high yielding crop. County Agents find producers in their county to enroll one field in the program and the producer agrees to follow all Extension recommendations on that field. The completion of the 2009 season was the tenth year for the program. In ten years there have been 107 total fields (84 corn and 23 grain sorghum) enrolled in the program. Fields have been enrolled in 43 different counties, with 57 different County Agents and 59 different producers. The ten year average yield for corn in the CGSRVP is 178.1 bu/ac compared to 143.7 bu/ac state average. The ten year average yield for grain sorghum in the CGSRVP is 107.8 bu/ac compared to 82.6 bu/ac state average. The CGSRVP is funded by the Corn and Grain Sorghum Checkoff monies and administered through the Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Promotion Board.