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Region’s state corn yield winners bat around 300

By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor

(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.
NON-IRRIGATED
Delaware
Jonathan Snow, Smyrna, Pioneer, 263.3; Bill Alfree, Middletown, DeKalb, 254.9; Russell Hudson, Frankford, DeKalb, 234.3
Maryland
Drew Haines DeKalb, Middletown, Md., 324.8; Jarod Smith, White Hall, Mid-Atlamtic Seeds, 301.4; Gregory Dell, Westminster, Channel, 263.2.
Virginia
Heath Cutrell, Chesapeake, DeKalb, 347,2; David Carlton, Matapan, Pioneer, 268.2; Phillip Carr. Carrsville, DeKalb, 249.7.
IRRIGATED
Delaware
Benjamin Snow, Smyrna, DeKalb, 281.3; Mark Collins, Laurel, DeKalb, 273.5.; Whitney Snow, Smyrna, Pioneer, 266.8.
Maryland
Randall Willin Jr., Seaford, Axis, 289. 5; Michael Bostic, Church Hill, Pioneer, 276.8; Dan Dulin, Queen Anne, Pioneer, 272.3.
Virginia
Brett Wightman, Edinburg, DeKalb, 326.7; Charles Bowie, Colonial Beach, Dyna-Gro, 266.3; John Mills, Hanover, Pioner, 269.5.
NO-TILL STRIP-TILL
NON-IRRIGATED
Delaware
Jessica Snow, Smyrna, Pioneer, 222.9.
Maryland
Brad Rill , Hampstead, DeKalb, 281.5; Tom Walsh, Hampstead, Pioneer, 281.4; Ed Lippy, Hampstead, Pioneer, 278.1.
Virginia
Guy Gochenour, Woodstock, DeKalb, 264.3; Nathan Rosenberger, Jeffersonton, Pioneer, 257.9 ; Mike Farson, Vernon Hill, Axis, 249.3.
NO-TILL STRIP-TILL IRRIGATED
Delaware
Robert Garey, Felton, Channel, 301.6; C Wyatt Harrington, Pioneer, 301.4; Gary Ockels, Milton, DeKalb, 286.7.
Maryland
Bruce Bartz, Denton, DeKalb, 311.6; Edward Appenzeller Jr. Millington, Axis, 272.8; Gary King, Princess Anne, Pioneer, 265.5.
Virginia
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. )