Darren Miller of Billings placed third in the state in the Irrigated Class with a yield of 243.2088 bushels per acre in the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB/DKC43-10RIB.
The local grower was one of 434 state winners nationwide. The 2013 contest set a participation record with 8,983 entries from 47 states. Of the state winners, 18 growers — three from each of six classes — were named national winners, representing 10 states. The average yield among national winners was 354.67 bushels per acre, greater than the 2013 U.S. average of 158.8 bushels per acre. Five of the national winners recorded yields of 400 bushels or more per acre.
For a complete list of winners and for more information, visit the NCGA website at www.ncga.com.