A mid-sized SAMCO “3 in 1” corn planter was originally tested in Temiskaming by independent farmers in 2012. The farmers were so enthused with the result of the SILAGE CORN, that they purchased a larger unit for the 2013 season. The two Soil & Crop Associations were equally impressed, considering the general improvement in weather-related northern growing conditions over more than a decade, and developed this project to introduce this new technology to farmers across the North. This would be done by way of demonstrations with a two row unit that would be transported to all 11 districts in the region. It was decided to test the SAMCO for GRAIN CORN production.

Read the entire report here: Production of Northern Ontario Short Season GRAIN Corn Under Biodegradable Plastic Mulch