April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Hope farmer places 3rd in state competition
Jim Daily of Hope placed third in the state in the Irrigated Class of the 2015 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association.
Daily had a yield of 282.8241 bushels per acre and the hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P2089AM.
The local grower was one of 407 state winners nationwide. The 2015 contest participation included 7,729 entries from 45 states. Of the state winners, 18 growers - three from each of six classes - were named national winners, representing nine states.
The average yield among national winners was 386.4 bushels per acre - greater than the 2015 U.S. average of 169.3 bushels per acre. Six of the national winners recorded yields of 400 bushels or more per acre.
"This harvest, the world witnessed the incredible bounty U.S. corn farmers can provide to meet the growing need for food, fuel and fiber both in our nation and around the world," said NCGA President Chip Bowling, a corn grower from Newberg, MD.
"Our contest participants demonstrated that America's farmers continue to strive for excellence while adopting state-of-the-art tools which help them meet those goals," Bowling said.
The top yield in this year's contest was 532.0271 bushels per acre achieved by David Hula of Charles City, Va.[[In-content Ad]]
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