I just finished picking my test plot of open pollinated corn. I chose to pick by hand as it was only a 1/3 of an acre. I feel as though the amish do not get enough respect, it was alot of work. I picked it as I will be shelling and sorting it to hold back for seed. That is the best part of open pollinated being able to keep your own seed. I even have spiked some local interest in buying seed from me. I was impressed with half the plants as they had good size ears and many even multiples on a stalk. The other half was not as good, but still made corn. We had very little rain for the first 68 days after planting we had 3/4 of an inch of rain. We were fortunate with some late rains, but this helped the corn planted the first of June much more then corn planted the last week of April. I planted the last week of April. I ended up with over 40 bushel of ear corn on the test plot which broke my threshold of 100bpa. I can profit more from open pollinated at 110bpa then I ever could with 300 dollar a bag hybrid at 150bpa. I plan on planting 6 acres back of my own corn in the spring pending a germination check. I will also be planting a little over 20 acres of conventional non gmo hybrid to compare on a much larger scale. Now the test plot has been worked down and replanted with a winter barley trial, on to the next challenge. ps anyone want to have a amish experience and help hand shell some corn?