While no Kansas growers received national honors in the 2016 National Corn Growers Association Corn Yield Contest, Kansas farmers did post impressive entries on the state level. Nathan Franklin of Atwood had the top yield in the Kansas contest with a yield of 305.85 bushels per acre. The top yield reported in the National Corn Yield Contest was a whopping 521.4 bushels per acre in an entry in the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated Division by Randy Dowdy of Valdosta, GA, planting AgriGold 16499 STX/RIB.
Improved seed varieties, advanced production techniques and innovative growing practices helped corn growers achieve ever-higher yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2016 National Corn Yield Contest. Additionally, a record five national entries surpassed the 400-plus bushel per acre mark.
First place went to Brad Taylor of White Cloud, planting Taylor Seed Farms 8835 VT2PRO with a yield of 267.1587
First place went to Jeff Koelzer of Onaga, planting DEKALB DKC60-69RIB with a yield of 284.4168
with a yield of 305.8542
First place went to Todd Cyr of Clyde planting Pioneer P2089AM with a yield of 279.7281