Three farms from the upper Southeast won honors in the National Corn Growers Association 2001 Corn Yield Contest.

In the A No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated class, David K. Hula of Charles City, Va., grew a yield of a little more than 309 bushels per acre with Pioneer 32H58.

Coastal Carolina Farms Inc. of Mocksville, N.C., grew a yield of 254 bushels per acre with Pioneer 31G98.

Keith Wood of Andrews, N.C., grew 247 bushels per acre with Pioneer 32H58.

The winning yield came from Francis Childs of Manchester, Iowa. He had a record yield of 408 bushels per acre, besting his own personal best of 394 bushels per acre.

More than 3,200 growers from 45 states entered the contest. The top yields ranged from 224.8 bushels per acre to 408 bushels per acre.

Winners of the Corn Yield Contest will be recognized at the 2002 Commodity Classic, the annual combined convention of the NCGA and the American Soybean Association, Feb. 21-23, in Nashville, Tenn. Winners will receive prizes from sponsoring seed companies and crop protection companies.

The complete list of state winners is available at www.ncga.com.