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Home Grown Is The Best

That home grown maize is the best was proved by the first three placings in the Olin National Maize Awards going to Poverty Bay growers. This Olin sponsored competition is held annually to encourage higher standards in maize cropping with that company's product. The awards were presented by Federated Farmers' dominion president John Kneebone.


Mr Kneebone (right) presents the trophy and first prize to Geordie Witters who accepted them on behalf of his father, Mr Don Witters. His yield was 228.93 bushels to the acre.


With Olin chairman of directors Alan Crothall (right) is Tikitiki farmer Harry Johnson who received the special East Coast sub-section prize for his yield of 203.56 bushels to the acre.


With Olin's New Zealand manager Ian Menzies (right) are Messrs Brian Atkins (left) who took second placing with a yield of 225.13 bushels and Maurice Hall whose yield of 222.27 bushels gave him third place.