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Is conventional corn worth considering?

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Carter Charles manages insects and weeds in his cornfields near Cyrus, Minn., without the benefit of genetically modified seeds.

This is the third season he’s planted all conventional corn hybrids. Charles’ cropping strategy is a response to two developments on his farm: growing problems with glyphosate-resistant weeds and declining populations of corn rootworms and corn borers. In 2012, this approach put an extra $46/acre on his bottom line. “It’s not for everybody,” says Charles, who grows 900 acres of corn, soybeans and sunflowers and also runs an aerial crop-spraying business, “but this is working for me.”

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