09-12-16 CCAC hosting research tour Oct. 5 in Wray

CCAC hosting research tour Oct. 5 in Wray 

The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) is a hosting tour of its research projects on Oct. 5 in Wray, taking place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Wray Community Room (245 W. 4th St.). Lunch will be provided. 
The tour will cover the following CCAC research investments:  
  • $24,850 to Godsey Precision AG LLC, to look in-depth at water savings with variable-rate irrigation for farmers using water from the Ogallala Aquifer. 
  • $21,240 to Jerry Johnson and Sally Sauer with Colorado State University, to continue testing the yield performance of four drought tolerant corn hybrids compared to four traditional, non-drought tolerant hybrids, at three different plant densities, under dryland production conditions in northeast Colorado. 
  • $17,287 to Louis Comas with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, to continue overseeing development of a tool for monitoring and managing water stress in corn
The CCAC’s investments in research, along with our commitments made this year to soon-coming projects, amounts to more than $650,000 all together since 2011. 
Please RSVP to Ann Cross at across@coloradocorn.com, or by calling (970) 351-8201 no later than Sept. 28.
Colorado Corn, based in Greeley, is made up of the Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee. The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) is comprised of dues-paying members who are politically active, focusing on policy that impacts corn producers and agriculture in general. The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) oversees how Colorado’s corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of corn produced in the state) are spent on research, market development, outreach, education and other various endeavors. See more about the work of the two organizations at www.coloradocorn.com.