Pursuit of 300: The Road To Higher Yields

The Mosaic Co. introduced Pursuit of 300: The Road To Higher Yields at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. The aspirational program uses U.S. farmers’ real-world experiences as a launch pad for agronomists, researchers, retailers and industry stakeholders to discuss and create the next generation of cropping systems — and one day grow 300 bushels of corn per acre.

Pursuit of 300 chronicles innovative techniques used on each farm’s 100-acre plot for a full production year. The program centers on the digital journals of select corn growers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Nebraska.

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“For these farmers, the Pursuit of 300 is 100 acres of soil, plants and resources managed to improve yields through innovative thinking, research, technology and practices that best suit their land,” said Kevin Kimm, Senior Director of Marketing at The Mosaic Co. “We’re interested in using Pursuit of 300 to help determine effective, full-farm techniques to boost future yield. It will be great to see how local yield innovation can improve agriculture on a global scale.”

Since 1980, American farmers have increased corn production by 88%. Farms have improved the efficiency of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizer use by 50% in corn production. The adoption of variable rate technologies, high-yield corn hybrids, micronutrient application, improved weed and disease control tools, and state-of-the-art agronomic practices has boosted yields to all-time highs.

To learn more and get involved, visit the Pursuit of 300 website and blog www.Pursuitof300.com, Facebook www.facebook.com/Pursuitof300, YouTube channel www.youtube.com/PursuitOf300 and Twitter www.twitter.com/Pursuitof300.

Source: The Mosaic Co., Edited by FCI Staff