David Hula of Charles City, Virginia broke his own record again last year in the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest with 616.1953 bushels per acre, beating his previous record of 542-plus bushels in 2017, which broke his 2015 record of 532 bushels per acre.
The 27 winners in 9 production categories had verified yields averaging more than 383 bushels per acre, compared to the projected national average of 167 bushels per acre in 2019. While there is no overall contest winner, yields from first, second and third place farmers overall production categories topped out at 616.1953 bushels per acre.
Hula was definitely in demand at the Commodity Classic last week because everyone wants to know his secret! Chuck talked with him after a panel at the BASF Science Behind event.
Interview with David Hula, NCYC winner