With the results recently released from this year’s Corn Yield Contest, we thought it would be a good idea to see where this year’s entries ranked in the state’s All-Time Top 10 Corn Yields (in their respective categories) submitted through the National Corn Yield Contest.
This year’s drought presented a challenge to farmers, but remarkably eight entries still managed to make the all-time list in South Dakota.
Steve Breding of Chamberlain recorded the highest yield in the state this year by raising 279.32 bushels per acre in one of his fields. That ranks as the fourth-highest yield ever recorded on irrigated land using no-till or strip-till farming practices. Randy Svendsen of Volin harvested 276.52 bushels per acre in a field, ranking as the second-highest all time in the irrigated classification.
On non-irrigated land, Ronald Johnson of Alcester produced 271.49 bushels per acre, which ranks fifth all-time in that category. Jeffery Fliehs had the highest yield in non-irrigated fields using no-till or strip-till farming. His 261.01-bushel yield ranks second on record in that category.
As side note, South Dakota has only four remaining categories with Ridge-Till and Ridge-Till Irrigated no longer active.
Click on the link below to view the entire All-Time Top 10 list: