March 27, 2023
Dalhart, Texas, corn producer Cody Cover produced 330.1081 bushels per acre to top Southwest yields in the 2022 National Corn Growers Association ‘s National Corn Yield Contest.
Austin Sage, Texline, topped yields with 312.2461 bushels on his Oklahoma farm, while Jared Gordon, Dalhart, topped the New Mexico corn yields with 288.8906 bushels. The highest U.S. corn yield was produced by Heath Cutrell, Chesapeake, Va., who grew DEKALB DKC66-18RIB, yielding 394.085 bushels.
For 58 years, farmers nationwide have participated and competed in nine different production categories with 27 national winners, and state winners, announced annually.
Cover planted Pioneer P1828Q in the Strip, Min, Mulch, Ridge-till Irrigated category.
Jody Bezner, Texline, made 325.5898 bushels in the Conventional Irrigated category with Pioneer P1572AM.
In the Non-Irrigated, Strip, Min, Mulch, Ridge-Till category, Justin Hansen, Lorena, yielded 171.9677 bushels planting Dyna-gro D58SS65, the same hybrid William Zachary Goodwin, Alvarado, planted to make top yields in the Conventional Non-Irrigated category with 161.7025 bushels.
Cost, Texas, producer Brian Fink yielded 89.5284 with Pioneer P1759YHR under the No-till Non-Irrigated category.
Sage earned his top yields with Pioneer P1548AM in the Strip, Min, Mulch, Ridge-till Irrigated category.
Topping the Conventional Irrigated category was Nathan Johnson, Boise City, Okla., with Pioneer P1828AM making 299.1813 bushels. Abel DeBoer, Felt, yielded 281.9399 bushels with Pioneer P1108Q in the No-Till Irrigated category.
Pioneer hybrid P1718VYHR yielded tops honors for Cody Sloan, Gore, in the Conventional Non-Irrigated and No-Till Non-Irrigated categories with 184.0116 bushels and 211.2787 bushels respectively. Steve Sloan, Gore, who made the top three in two other categories, yielded 202.4377 bushels with Pioneer P1718VYHR in the Strip, Min, Mulch, Ridge-Till Non-Irrigated category.
Gordon had the top yield in the Conventional Irrigated category with Pioneer P1572AM and the second highest in the Strip, Min, Mulch, Ridge-Till Irrigated with 257.0933 bushels of Pioneer P1108Q.
Angeline Jim, Farmington, topped the No-Till Irrigated with Pioneer P1122AML, yielding 245.5062 and had the second highest in the Conventional Irrigated with Channel 203-83STXRIB, harvesting 242.4523 bushels.
JR Mason, Dalhart, Texas, took top yields in the Strip, Min, Mulch, Ridge-Till Irrigated on his New Mexico farm with Pioneer P1370Q, producing 282.4951 bushels and second highest in the No-Till Irrigated with Pioneer 1370Q with 217.1931 bushels.
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