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Area growers claim yield contest prizes

by | Mar 20, 2020

David, Sandy and Craig Hula were on hand at the Commodity Classic in San Antonio to receive awards in the National Corn Growers Association Yield Contest. David and Craig placed first and second nationally in the Strip-Till, Minimum-Till, Mulch-Till, Ridge-Till Irrigated Class. (Photo courtesy NCGA)

ST. LOUIS — The 2019 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association, recognized farmers from across the country for their efforts and exceptional results at the recent Commodity Classic in San Antonio.
The 2019 contest participation included 7,454 entries from 46 states. Of the state winners, 27 growers — three from each of nine classes — were named national winners, representing 12 states. The average yield among national winners was more than 383 bushels per acre — greater than the projected 2019 U.S. average of 168.0.
While there is no overall contest winner, yields from first, second and third place farmers overall production categories topped out at 616.1953 bushels per acre.
“The challenges U.S. corn farmers faced in 2019 were, in many ways, a perfect storm,” said NCGA President Kevin Ross, a corn grower from Minden, Iowa. “From a slew of weather-related issues to trade disruptions and persistent low prices, farmers were tested in many ways, often many times, over the past year. With determination and whole lot of grit, the American farm families who grow corn persevered. Their harvest again produced an abundance of corn to meet the world’s growing demand for food, feed, and fiber.”
Winning farmers from the Delmarva region are listed below.
• Heath Cutrell of Chesapeake, Va., placed first in the nation in the A: Conventional Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 381.4666 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC68-69.
• Drew Haines of Middletown, Md., placed first in the nation in the C: No-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 422.3521 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC68-69RIB with exceptional results.
• David Hula of Charles City, Va., placed first in the nation in the H: Strip-Till, Minimum-Till, Mulch-Till, Ridge-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 616.1953 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1197YHR.
• Craig Hula of Charles City, Va., placed second in the nation in the H: Strip-Till, Minimum-Till, Mulch-Till, Ridge-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 545.8017 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Progeny Ag PGY 5115 VT2P.
• Jonathan Snow of Smyrna, Del., placed second in the state in the A: Conventional Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 239.8057 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1380AM.
• Russell Hudson of Frankford, Del., placed third in the state in the A: Conventional Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 226.3700 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC67-44RIB.
• Aaron R Thompson of Hartly, Del., placed first in the state in the C: No-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 259.5811 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Channel 215-60TRERIB.
• Whitney Snow of Smyrna, Del., placed second in the state in the C: No-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 254.7407 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1464AM.
• Sherry Hudson of Frankford, Del., placed third in the state in the C: No-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 225.3234 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC67-44RIB.
• Mark Collins of Laurel, Del., placed second in the state in the G: No-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 314.8987 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Channel 213-19VT2PRIB.
• B. Wilson of Smyrna, Del., placed third in the state in the G: No-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 299.9912 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC65-20RIB.
• C. Wyatt of Harrington, Del., , placed first in the state in the H: Strip-Till, Minimum-Till, Mulch-Till, Ridge-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 296.2839 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC62-53RIB. The winning field was located in Delaware.
• Brian Tull of Seaford, Del., placed first in the state in the I: Conventional Irrigated Class with a yield of 312.9311 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the field was DEKALB DKC65-95RIB.
• Brian Tull of Seaford, Del., placed first in the state in the I: Conventional Irrigated Class with a yield of 312.9311 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC65-95RIB.
• Zachary Collins of Laurel, Del., placed second in the state in the I: Conventional Irrigated Class with a yield of 305.0731 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Axis 62A58.
• Clarence Dempsey of Dover, Del., placed third in the state in the I: Conventional Irrigated Class with a yield of 298.7214 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Hubner Seeds H4890RC2P.
• Brenda Walsh of Hampstead, Md., placed first in the state in the A: Conventional Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 307.9723 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was AgriGold A641-06 VT2RIB.
• Michael Harrison of Woodbine, Md., placed second in the state in the A: Conventional Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 287.6881 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC64-35RIB.
• Gregory Dell of Westminster, Md., placed third in the state in the A: Conventional Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 271.6846 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Channel 213-19VT2PRIB.
• Brad Rill of Hampstead, Md., placed second in the state in the C: No-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 311.0830 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC67-44RIB.
• William Willard of Poolesville, Md., placed third in the state in the C: No-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 295.8012 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC64-35RIB.
• David Hill of Kennedyville, Md., placed first in the state in the E: Strip-Till, Minimum-Till, Mulch-Till, Ridge-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 231.9377 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P0574AM.
• Edward Appenzeller of Millington, Md., placed second in the state in the E: Strip-Till, Minimum-Till, Mulch-Till, Ridge-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 216.2933 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC62-53RIB.
• Marion Wilson of Centreville, Md., placed first in the state in the G: No-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 288.8205 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC67-44RIB.
• David & Ronnie Andrews of Hurlock, Md., placed second in the state in the G: No-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 266.9029 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1197AM.
• William Layton of Vienna, Md., placed third in the state in the G: No-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 258.9412 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC62-53RIB.
• Bruce Bartz of Denton, Md., placed first in the state in the H: Strip-Till, Minimum-Till, Mulch-Till, Ridge-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 318.6973 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC70-27RIB.
• Gary King of Princess Anne, Md., placed second in the state in the H: Strip-Till, Minimum-Till, Mulch-Till, Ridge-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 286.7648 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1197AM.
• Catherine Bostic of Church Hill, Md., placed third in the state in the H: Strip-Till, Minimum-Till, Mulch-Till, Ridge-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 278.7938 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was AgriGold A6544 STXRIB.
• Jason Sheubrooks of Sudlersville, Md., placed first in the state in the I: Conventional Irrigated Class with a yield of 296.1923 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC62-53RIB.
• David Denny of Queen Anne, Md., placed second in the state in the I: Conventional Irrigated Class with a yield of 285.9148 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC67-44RIB.
• Michael Bostic of Church Hill, Md., placed third in the state in the I: Conventional Irrigated Class with a yield of 285.6966 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1464AML.
• Ted Haberland of Somerset, Va., placed second in the state in the A: Conventional Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 288.6141 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC65-95RIB.
• Theo Haberland of Somerset, Va., placed third in the state in the A: Conventional Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 271.8982 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC67-44RIB.
• Shane Richman of Edinburg, Va., placed third in the state in the C: No-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 266.7424 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC70-27RIB.
• Gerald Heatwole of McGaheysville, Va., placed first in the state in the E: Strip-Till, Minimum-Till, Mulch-Till, Ridge-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 295.5720 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1197AM.
• Monte Heatwole of McGaheysville, Va., placed second in the state in the E: Strip-Till, Minimum-Till, Mulch-Till, Ridge-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 292.1215 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1077AM.
• LaVonne Heatwole of McGaheysville, Va., placed third in the state in the E: Strip-Till, Minimum-Till, Mulch-Till, Ridge-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 286.0939 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1283AM.
• W Hicks of Rappahannock Academy, Va., placed first in the state in the G: No-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 288.9857 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Hubner Seeds H4890RC2P.
• Edwin Mills of Hanover, Va., placed second in the state in the G: No-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 287.7299 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1464AM.
• Bryan Pearson of Hanover, Va., placed third in the state in the G: No-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 285.2227 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Channel 219-77VT2PRIB.
• J.R. Newcomb of Hanover, Va., placed third in the state in the H: Strip-Till, Minimum-Till, Mulch-Till, Ridge-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 310.2291 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1197AM.
• John Mills of Hanover, Va., placed first in the state in the I: Conventional Irrigated Class with a yield of 302.2696 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1870AM.
• Nicholas Mills of Hanover, Va., placed second in the state in the I: Conventional Irrigated Class with a yield of 298.3234 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1443AM.
• Gary Martin of Hanover, Va., placed third in the state in the I: Conventional Irrigated Class with a yield of 296.3918 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1870AM.

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