by DTN Staff
OMAHA (DTN) — Another year, another corn yield record.
David Hula of Charles City, Virginia, recaptured bragging rights to the world record corn yield with his 532.0271 bushels per acre entry into the 2015 National Corn Growers Association Yield Contest. That mark beat the 2014 yield of 503.7910 produced from Valdosta, Georgia, farmer Randy Dowdy, which marked the first time a U.S. corn yield contest entry topped the 500-bushel mark.
Hula's record yield came in the no-till/strip-till irrigated category. Dowdy had the top yield in the regular irrigated category, and the second- highest yield overall, with 486.1594 bushels per acre. NCGA officials said there was a record five entries that topped the 400-bushels-per-acre mark.
The national average corn yield for the 2015 crop year, according to current USDA projections, was 169.3 bushels per acre.
NCGA released results from its 2015 contests Friday. It was the 51st year of the corn contest, which saw 7,729 entries.
“The National Corn Yield Contest drives so many corn farmers to initially join NCGA,” Patty Mann, chairwoman of NCGA's Grower Services Action Team, said in a press release. “While they may initially join to gain contest entry, these members become increasingly involved and supportive as they learn more about the breadth of activities NCGA carries out on farmers' behalf.
The 2015 season isn't Hula's first world record. He broke previous marks in 2013 with a 455-bushel-per-acre yield.
For the complete list of national and state winners, visit http://www.ncga.com/…
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