Spurgeon finishes third in corn yield contest

Matt Spurgeon of Freetown recently took third place in the no-till/strip-till irrigated division of the 2016 National Corn Growers Association’s corn yield contest in Indiana.

Spurgeon won with Pioneer brand P2089AM, which yielded 227.1436 bushels per acre, according to a news release from DuPont Pioneer.

Spurgeon earned one of the 199 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer brand products. Growers planting Pioneer brand products led the contest, winning 58 percent of the 343 state titles awarded this year.

The corn yield contest is an annual U.S. competition among corn growers with the goal of capitalizing on the high genetic yield potential of today’s corn hybrids. Growers compete in six corn production classes: two for non-irrigated, two for no-till/strip till non-irrigated, one for no-till/strip till irrigated and one for irrigated acres.