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A Bucket Full of Corn
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:52 PM CST

Given all the high-tech gadgetry David Hula deploys to his corn fields, he found 20 bushels of new yield in a 2 1/2-gallon bucket. In an example of imagination, Hula gathered the buckets, drilled holes in them and enlisted his son, Craig, and coworker, Lee Wooten, in an 8-acre experiment. Following the recommendations of an agronomist, Hula and partners used the buckets to dribble 100 pounds of 30% UAN down the rows of an irrigated corn field one week before tasseling. It was June 2011, an unexpectedly cool day in Charles City, Va., and drizzling. The trio walked, because the ...

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