Corn growers hit new highs in 2019. That’s according to the judges at the 2019 National Corn Yield Contest.
The winner, a farmer from Charles City, Va. set the highest yield on record at 616.1953 bushels per acre.
The National Corn Growers Association sponsors the friendly competition as a means to share information and find new ways for corn growers to excel.
Despite adverse growing conditions that impacted most farmers, improved seed varieties, advanced production techniques and innovative growing practices, allowed corn growers to achieve many impressive yields across all categories again this year, NCGA said.
The 27 winners in nine production categories had verified yields averaging more than 383 bushels per acre, compared to the projected national average of 167 bushels per acre in 2019.
Yields from first, second and third place farmers overall production categories topped out at 616.1953 bushels per acre.