The 2010 NCGA National Corn Yield Contest set a new participation record with 7,119 entries. The program is in its 46th year and continues to be one of the most popular programs of the National Corn Growers Association.
"While this contest provides growers a chance to participate in a good natured competition with their peers, it also advances farming techniques as a whole," said Steve Ebke, chair of NCGA's Production and Stewardship Action Team. "The very techniques and practices contest winners develop provide the basis for more widely used advances that benefit the industry. This contest highlights how innovation, both from growers and technology providers, allows us to meet the growing demand for food, feed, fuel and fiber in a sustainable manner."
Twenty-four winners in eight production categories averaged yields over 300 bushels per acre nearly doubling the projected national average. David K. Hula of Charles City, Va., had the highest overall yield of 368.44 bushels per acre.
The national and state contest winners will be honored at the 2011 Commodity Classic in Tampa, Fl. March 3-5. For a list of the national winners, click HERE.