Is it just me, or are the national yield contests sending the wrong message? Let's talk corn.
Maybe it's time we start thinking about the input side of crop production in a contest form. Maybe the contest should be about crop yield efficiency - the highest yield with the least amount of inputs - especially water. Classes within the National Corm Yield Contest for limited irrigation would do this - it'd be a start, at least. When water gets really limited, it'll all be about growing maximum bushels with minimum water anyway, so maybe we should be pushing these frontiers a bit more now. And maybe I'm all wet, too. Comments?