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Region’s state corn yield winners bat around 300
By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
(Jan. 3, 2017) State winners in the 2016 National Corn Growers Association yield competition were able to consistently flirt with the 300-bushels-an-acre barrier and several broke it.
In Virginia, David Hula, of Charles City, failed to break 500 bushels an acre, as he did last year, and surrended his “corn king” crown to a grower from Georgia.
What follows is a listing of the winners for three states of the Mid-Atlantic — Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia — listed in order of first second and third place winners, their names, hometowns, the brand they seeded and their confirmed yield entries.
Jonathan Snow, Smyrna, Pioneer, 263.3; Bill Alfree, Middletown, DeKalb, 254.9; Russell Hudson, Frankford, DeKalb, 234.3
Drew Haines DeKalb, Middletown, Md., 324.8; Jarod Smith, White Hall, Mid-Atlamtic Seeds, 301.4; Gregory Dell, Westminster, Channel, 263.2.
Heath Cutrell, Chesapeake, DeKalb, 347,2; David Carlton, Matapan, Pioneer, 268.2; Phillip Carr. Carrsville, DeKalb, 249.7.
Benjamin Snow, Smyrna, DeKalb, 281.3; Mark Collins, Laurel, DeKalb, 273.5.; Whitney Snow, Smyrna, Pioneer, 266.8.
Randall Willin Jr., Seaford, Axis, 289. 5; Michael Bostic, Church Hill, Pioneer, 276.8; Dan Dulin, Queen Anne, Pioneer, 272.3.
Brett Wightman, Edinburg, DeKalb, 326.7; Charles Bowie, Colonial Beach, Dyna-Gro, 266.3; John Mills, Hanover, Pioner, 269.5.
Jessica Snow, Smyrna, Pioneer, 222.9.
Brad Rill , Hampstead, DeKalb, 281.5; Tom Walsh, Hampstead, Pioneer, 281.4; Ed Lippy, Hampstead, Pioneer, 278.1.
Guy Gochenour, Woodstock, DeKalb, 264.3; Nathan Rosenberger, Jeffersonton, Pioneer, 257.9 ; Mike Farson, Vernon Hill, Axis, 249.3.
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Robert Garey, Felton, Channel, 301.6; C Wyatt Harrington, Pioneer, 301.4; Gary Ockels, Milton, DeKalb, 286.7.
Bruce Bartz, Denton, DeKalb, 311.6; Edward Appenzeller Jr. Millington, Axis, 272.8; Gary King, Princess Anne, Pioneer, 265.5.
David Hula, Charles City, Pioneer, 485.0’ Gary Martin, Hanover, Pioneer, 247,2.
(Editor’s note: For readers who wish to know the precise, numbered description of the variety which the state winners planted, visit www.NCGA.com; click on 2016 Winners Announced and then on State Winners. )