Kansas Winners of National Corn Yield Contest Announced
Dec. 17, 2018–Despite weather adversity, the National Corn Yield Contest put on by NCGA was highly competitive, thanks to innovative growing practices, better seed varieties and cutting-edge production techniques k. According to NCGA, the 18 national winners in six production categories had verified yields averaging more than 349 bushels per acre, compared to the projected national average of 178.9 bushels per acre in 2018. Nationally, the top yielding entry was 477.7 bushels per acre.
The Kansas winners in the NCGA Yield Contest were: Hugh Kinsey, Troy had the top Kansas entry in the non-irrigated category with a yield of 284.3 bushels per acre, planting Pioneer P1197AMT. Mike Fuhrman, Lancaster placed first in Kansas for the no-till/strip-till non-irrigated category with a yield of 289.9 bushels per acre, planting AgriGold A6544 VT2RIB. Tony Spexarth, Colwich had the top Kansas entry in the no-till/strip- till irrigated with a yield of 307.3 bushels per acre, planting AgriGold A6544 VT2RIB. Kelby Ross, Plains, placed first in Kansas for the irrigated category with a yield of 309.3 bushels per acre, planting AgVenture AV8614AM.
Kansas Corn’s own Kansas Corn Yield Contest results will be announced at the Kansas Corn Symposium on Jan. 23 in Manhattan.