The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) this week announced the winners of its 56th annual National Corn Yield Contest. U.S. farmers not only planted and harvested a large crop successfully in 2020, but they also rolled out some impressive yields, reflecting farmers' resilience and the value of modern seed varieties, advanced production techniques and innovative growing practices.
Don Stall from Charlotte, Michigan, produced the highest overall yield in the contest with a yield of 476.9052 bushels per acre.
Michigan winners by category are:
- Conventional Non-Irrigated – Dick Suwyn (Caledonia) – 287.2089 bushels per acre
- No-Till Non-Irrigated – Jay Ferguson (Yale) – 269.3473 bushels per acre
- Strip, Min, Mulch, Ridge-Till Non-Irrigated – Nick Suwyn (Wayland) – 286.2796 bushels per acre
- No-Till Irrigated – Ryan Drozd (Allegan) – 271.7443 bushels per acre
- Strip, Min, Mulch, Ridge-Till Irrigated – T Jon Drozd (Allegan) – 307.5574 bushels per acre
- Conventional Irrigated – Don Stall (Charlotte) – 476.9052 bushels per acre
NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest provides corn growers with the opportunity to compete with their colleagues to grow the most corn per acre, helping feed and fuel the world. This has given participants not only the recognition they deserved but the opportunity to learn from their peers.
Winners receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies.