Neff places in state corn yield contest

MARSHALL — Lance Neff, of Marshall, recently won first place in the AA non-irrigated division of the 2015 National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest in Missouri.

Neff won with Pioneer brand hybrid P2089AM, which yielded 386.7491 bushels per acre. In 2015, recurrent yield contest winner David Hula, of Charles City, Virginia, took his fields to a whole new level by breaking the world record of 532.0271 bushels per acre using Pioneer P1197AM brand corn on his contest plot.

Neff earned one of the 218 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer hybrids. The NCGA awarded 407 state titles in this year’s contest. Growers planting Pioneer hybrids dominated the contest and won 54 percent of all state awards presented.

The NCGA Corn Yield Contest is an annual U.S. national competition among corn growers with the goal of capitalizing on the high genetic yield potential of today’s corn hybrids. Growers compete in six corn production classes, including non-irrigated (A and AA), no-till/strip-till non-irrigated (A and AA), irrigated and no-till/strip-till irrigated classes.

Release courtesy of NCGA Corn Yield Contest

Release courtesy of NCGA Corn Yield Contest

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