VIRGINIA — A Virginia cash crop farmer has won the U.S. National Corn Growers Association yield contest with a new corn yield world record of an astonishing 532 bushels per acre.
The previous record was 503.7 bu/ac. Four other contest entries broke the 400 bu/ac mark.
David Hula — who farms 4,200 acres in Charles City and consistently hits the 300-bushel mark on his 10 to 15 per cent of irrigated acreage — broke the record using Pioneer P1197AM corn seed on his no-till strip-till irrigated plot over a 10-acre test plot.
Hula said the top three post-planting tips to squeeze more profit out of your corn acreage are to prioritize plant health, balance micronutrients and use nitrogen incrementally.