January 3, 2023

ST. LOUIS (January 5, 2023) Farmer Heath Cutrell from Chesapeake, Virginia, achieved the overall highest yield of 394 bushels per acre with DEKALB® DKC66-18RIB Brand Blend in the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) 2022 National Corn Yield Contest.

“Heath has done an outstanding job earning the top yield in the contest,” said Jamie Horton, DEKALB Brand Manager. “It’s amazing to see the yields reached in this contest when you have the right recipe of crop management practices, consistent performance from tailored product solutions with exclusive genetics and, of course, help from Mother Nature.”

Overall, farmers who planted DEKALB corn captured the most national placement awards (17 of 27) and 179 state level awards, 56 of which yielded 300 bushels per acre or higher.

Horton said the NCGA National Corn Yield Contest continues to strengthen the agriculture industry by pushing farmers to learn more about unlocking the seed’s full potential, managing adverse conditions and discovering innovative techniques for a better future. “We thank Heath for choosing to collaborate with DEKALB corn,” said Horton.

For a list of all DEKALB national and state winners, visit

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