Despite one of the most-challenging growing seasons ever, eight South Dakota raised corn for the National Corn Yield Contest that yielded more than 270 bushels an acre.
For the second-consecutive year, Scott McKee of Hawarden, Iowa, had the highest yield in the contest at 291.82 bushels per acre on a South Dakota field near the Iowa border.
Spring rains and flooding delayed planting throughout much of the state and prevented many fields from being planted at all. In addition, standing water, cool weather, hail and green snap took a toll on yields. Harvest was also delayed. The yield contest still drew a solid number of entries.
The South Dakota contest is held in conjunction with the National Corn Yield Contest, which is organized by the National Corn Growers Association and is in its 55th year.
The South Dakota winners, including seed brand, hybrid and yield, are:
For a list of district winners, visit sdcorn.org.Source: SDGCA, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.