Although I get better and better yields each year, im still FAR from a low yield year in NE Kans where I come from. Here in NE Okla, the ground is sandy and u might as well give up on getting full row stands. Or anything like it. Im going this next year to try planting 2 rows 6in or so apart in the hopes of getting the equivilant of a full row or better at picking time. My question is, At the rate of yield I now get, and your knowing about the standability rateings I get. Would you invest in high dollar corn seed, at say $100 or better a bag, or go with open pollinated at around $30 a bag. Ive planted both. Got a better stand last year with OP than the year before with hybred at $100 a bag. BUT I soaked tyhe seed a week before planting last year, and I think that went a long way in increasing my yield. Thats kinda tricky doing, considering you want dry weather when you are ready to plant, and not prolonged rain or wet fields with the corn in moisture 2 or 3 weeks.