Attached is a photo from JR Bollinger, a farmer in the southeast Missouri boot heel. Corn cobs average 16 kernels around, mid 40's long, no black tips.
JR has gone far and beyond what most consider "practical" and completely changed the way he manages his 5,000 acre farm. He planted a population of 35,000 non-GMO seeds per acre, cut conventional fertilizer inputs by over half, and used our "carbon-smart biological" methods and materials. Thus far, this has been showing to pay off very well. If this is true for a majority of the crop, he will have some fascinating results! Meanwhile, the corn growth has made a believer out of JR's father.
But the combines aren't out yet, so we'll have to sit tight and wait for the numbers to come in. But right now, JR is happy and relieved his risky leap into the future of farming is working so well his very first year.