Charles City, Va., no-tiller David Hula is back on top, breaking the U.S. corn yield record by harvesting just over 532 bushels an acre in the National Corn Yield Contest, organized by the National Corn Growers Assn.
Hula’s official mark in the No-till/Strip-till Irrigated category was 532.0217 bushels, beating Randy Dowdy’s 503.7 bushels in 2014 that was previously the contest’s highest yield ever. Hula’s record year was 56 bushels better than his 2014 result of 476.2 bushels.
Hula’s son, Craig, finished second in this category with 485.3 bushels, while Kevin Dowdy of Valdosta, Ga., was third with 481 bushels.
In the No-till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated category, Class A, Jay and Jill Justice of Beckley, W.Va., took the top two spots with 368 and 360 bushels an acre, respectively. In Class AA, Jeannie Linneweber of Vincennes, Ind., was first with 318.9 bushels, followed by Tim, Dan and Joe Durick of Council Bluffs, Iowa (317.7) and Robert Little of Hebron, Ind. (302.5).
For a complete list of national and state winners, go to www.ncga.com.