Tom Walsh, of Hampstead, won state third place in the A No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated division of the 2018 National Corn Growers Association's Corn Yield Contest. Walsh won with Pioneer P1197AM brand corn, which yielded 269.58 bushels per acre. Walsh earned one of the 189 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer brand products.
The NCGA 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. It also encourages the development of sustainable, new and innovative management practices that result in higher yield potential. 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.