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Growers Top 290 Bu. Corn In In Yield Contest

The Burke Gazette of Burke, South Dakota

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Farmers broke records in an annual contest that recognizes the highest corn yields in South Dakota. Competing in the South Dakota division of the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest, Riverside Farms of Huron harvested a record yield of 293.12 bushels per acre in the irrigated class.

In the no-till/strip-till, non-irrigated class, Scott McKee of Hawarden, Iowa set a record with a yield of 294.92 bushels per acre, 24 bushels more than the previous record. Although McKee's address is in Iowa, the entered field is in South Dakota, near the state border.

South Dakota had 108 entries in this year's contest. Here's a list of winners, including seed brand, hybrid and yield.

Non-Irrigated: Jeffery Fliehs, Groton; Dekalb DKC48-12 RIB; 264.18 bushels per acre. No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated:

Scott McKee, Hawarden, Iowa; Pioneer PI 151AM; 294.92 bushels per acre.

Irrigated: Riverside Farms, Huron; Pioneer P0533XR; 293.12 bushels per acre.

No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated: Lower Brule Farms, Fort Pierre; Dekalb DKC63-07; 288.70 bushels.

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Original Publication Date: January 1, 2014

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