Texas corn growers are among 27 national winners in the 2005 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association.

The top yield in the contest was 351.68 bushels per acre, produced by Steve Albracht of Hart, in the irrigated class. Eleven contestants, including all three national winners in the AA non-irrigated and irrigated classes, recorded yields exceeding 300 bushels per acre. The average yield among all winners in the contest was 288 bushels per acre.

The winners were recognized recently at the 2006 Commodity Classic, the combined convention and trade show of NCGA and the American Soybean Association, held in Anaheim, Calif.

Don Carpenter of Dimmitt placed first in the no till/strip till irrigated class with a yield of 311.7813 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer 33B51.

Donny Carpenter, also from Dimmitt, placed second in the nation in the no-till/strip till irrigated class with a yield of 296.2879 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer 33B51.