The world corn yield record holder spent time in Fargo and Minot Wednesday. David Hula, who farms in Virginia, yielded nearly 624 bushels per acre this past year. Hula said everything starts with the planter. “To have a 300 bushel crop you’ve got to have a 300 bushel stand. To have a 600 bushel crop you have to have a 600 bushel stand, that’s where it starts. Number 2 is the genetics and after that, we don’t let it have a bad day.” Hula said there are no silver bullets, but little things make a difference. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again. Not only are we trying new hybrids, but we’re trying new crop protection products. We’re in the biological and PGR arena. There are the types of things that are helping the overall farm average go up.” The North Dakota Hula events were sponsored by Pioneer.
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