FARMINGTON — Brenda York, of Farmington, recently won first place in the A non-irrigated division of the 2015 National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Yield Contest in Maine. She won with Pioneer(r) brand hybrid 38N86, which yielded 238.7193 bushels per acre. Linwood York, of Farmington, recently won first place in the A no-till/strip-till non-irrigated division. He won with Pioneer(r) brand hybrid 38N86, which yielded 212.3355 bushels per acre.

The Yorks earned two of the 218 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer hybrids. The association 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.

This 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.


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