What a beautiful day to take go outside! On October 6, Jake
Tyree from Crop Production Services visited the ag classes and helped them
perform a crop yield analysis on our 15-acre and 4-acre soybean fields. Each
class period had the chance to go out into the field and learn how to find the
crop’s approximate yield, identify problem weeds like marestail, and evaluate
problems or things that went well with the field during the growing season.
Students were sorted into groups and dispersed themselves in
different parts of the field. Jake showed them how to calculate approximately
how many plants were in the field, how many beans were in the pods, and how
many pods were on a plant. By sampling a small area, the students were able to
come to a good conclusion on what the entire fields would yield.
The Black River FFA would like to thank
Jake Tyree for taking the time out of his schedule to visit with the Black
River FFA ag classes! We would also like to thank CPS and Mr. McCourt for
donating some of the inputs for our field and the Black River School Board for
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