David Hula breaks corn yield world record

An all-time corn yield record was broken at 454 bushels per acre in this year's NCGA Corn Yield Contest.

DuPont announced today that David Hula from Charles City, Va. Won the world record for corn yield through the 2013 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest. Hula planted Pioneer brand hybrid P2088YHR with a new all-time high yield of 454 bushels per acre.

There were eight growers in six states planting six different Pioneer hybrids that placed in the national categories in this year’s contest.

Growers planting Pioneer brand corn hybrids also came in second and third in the overall highest yield portion of the contest. 

Johnny Hula, also of Charles City, Va., had the second highest recorded yield of 2013 with Pioneer brand P1690YHR at 421.26 bu/ac, placing second in the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated category, and Double ‘SA’ Farms, Inc., Hart, Texas, had the third highest yield, winning the Irrigated category with Pioneer brand hybrid P1625CHR at 418.34 bu/ac.

Other growers breaking the 400-bushel level were Randy Dowdy, Valdosta, Ga., finishing third in the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated category with Pioneer® brand hybrid P1303HR at 417.33 bu/ac and Dowdy Farms/Curtis Davis/Renato Lamas of Valdosta, Ga., also with P1303HR at 405.12 bu/ac. 

The NCGA Corn Yield contest is an annual U.S. national competition among corn growers with the goal of capitalizing on the high genetic yield potential of today’s corn hybrids.

For a list of all the winners visit http://www.ncga.com/for-farmers/national-corn-yield-contest.

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