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A New World Record in 2015

Two-Time World Champion

Two-Time World Champion

Congratulations to David Hula of Charles City, Va., for setting a new world corn yield record in the 2015 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest. Hula yielded 532 bushels per acre using Pioneer® P1197AM™ brand corn on his contest plot. This is Hula’s third straight year achieving record-breaking yields planting Pioneer® brand corn products.
 

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Key Features - A New World Record in 2015

  • David Hula set a new world record of 532 bu/A with Pioneer® P1197AM™ brand corn.
  • Hula has taken first, second or third place titles in National or State NCGA corn yield contests since 1993.
  • Hula operates a diverse farm in Charles City, Va., and has managed the operation since 1990.
 

How 454 Bu/A Unfolded in 2013

In 2013, David Hula set a new world corn yield record in the National NCGA Yield Contest. Roll over each marker to view key events in David Hula’s 2013 growing season.

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Get Insights From David Hula

Click here to read more insights from 2013.

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Harvesting 454 Bu/A
David Hula of Renwood Farms shares milestones of participating in the NCGA Corn Yield Contest. In 2013 Hula turned in a record-breaking yield of 454 bu/A.
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Harvesting 454 Bu/A
David Hula of Renwood Farms shares milestones of participating in the NCGA Corn Yield Contest. In 2013 Hula turned in a record-breaking yield of 454 bu/A.
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Improved Corn Yields
Scouting, fertility, maintaining plant health, surround yourself with an expert. Key insights from Renwood Farms, 454 bu/a record-holder for the 2013 NCGA Corn Yield Contest.
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Selecting Products You Can Have Confidence In
To have high yields you have to plant the right hybrid. Customer and 2013 record-breaking corn producer David Hula discusses his relationship with DuPont Pioneer.
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2013 Challenges: Insects, Weeds, Moisture
Challenges with corn production in 2013 on the East Coast, 60 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. David Hula with Renwood Farms discusses raising a corn crop under various production challenges.
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Tour Renwood Farms
4,400-acre farm located on the banks of the James River. Fourth generation farmer, David Hula, shares history of his family’s land, current agritourism, and favorite pastimes.
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Read Insights from David Hula’s 2013 Growing Season

David Hula Crop Rotation:
  • Corn / small grains / soybeans
Managing Diseases:
  • Our soil types, continuous no-till, irrigation plus the humid climate make disease control critical. We apply fungicides early – around the V4 and V5 stages – and follow up with another fungicide application at V11. We usually make 2 more fungicide applications by helicopter – just prior to tassel and 3 weeks after tassel.
 
Seed Selection:
  • Shortly after harvest we begin to make seed decisions for the following season. In the Chesapeake Bay area, hybrids with good emergence scores are important. In early spring, we walk fields to check hybrids for emergence. We also evaluate corn planted in our IMPACT plots as well as conduct side-by-side plots. We are always learning and interested in hybrids that can handle disease pressure.
Key Takeaways from Our NCGA Contest Acres this Year:
An ear from   Hula's contest field.
An ear from Hula's contest field.
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  • Fertigating played a big role in helping us increase our yields. We plan to implement on more irrigated acres this year.
  • We got a good feel for plant populations. We may have pushed populations as far as we can in some cases.
  • We’re always evaluating products and fertility programs. Because of all the rainfall this year we had to adjust our nutrient program, soil stimulants and biologicals.
  • Concentrate on plant and soil health in 2014.
 
Fertility Program:
  • Based on soil sample tests, we apply 1.5 to 2 tons of lime per acre every 3 to 4 years and preplant P & K in January. We’re becoming very involved with variable-rate fertility.
  • We apply some nitrogen during planting and more when the corn reaches 8 inches. On irrigated ground, we side-dress N when corn is 1.5 feet tall and side-dress N again at V11. Through irrigation we applied about 400 lbs of N on the 454 field.
  • Nitrogen, all liquid and usually a 24-0-0-3 blend is applied at planting 3” to the side and 2” below the seed. We apply about 60 lbs of N at planting, which is why we move it away from the seed. We use a John Deere 4830 sprayer with 90’ booms to side-dress. We hang a tube every 30” and N is applied wherever it comes out of the tube.
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