Table 1. Winners of the 2016 National Corn Growers Association corn yield contest.
|Contest||Name||City||Brand Hybrid||Yield (bu/A)|
|AA Non-Irrigated||Jeff Mezera||Bagley||Dekalb DKC60-69||288.7|
|AA No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated||Luke Mezera||Bagley||Dekalb DKC62-78||312.2|
|No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated||Mark Bacon||Hancock||Dekalb DKC 53-56RIB||277.2|
|Irrigated||Jeff Laskowski||Plover||Pioneer P0533AM1||289.0|
Nationally, the highest yielding corn field was grown by Randy Dowdy of Valdosta, GA. He used AgriGold A6499STX/RIB to yield 521.4 bu/A. The highest recorded corn yield in the world was recorded in 2015 by David Hula of Charles City, VA, who grew 532.0 bu/A using Pioneer P1197AM. In Wisconsin, the highest recorded corn yield was grown in 2012 by Jeff Laskowski of Plover who grew Pioneer P0533AM1 that yielded 327.1 bu/A.
For more information on the results of this NCGA program, see http://www.ncga.com/for-farmers/national-corn-yield-contest.