The Southeast Farm Press had an interesting article this week on a new world record yield for dryland corn of over 459 bushels per acre set in North Carolina this past year. In addition to careful management of nitrogen and other nutrients and use of a cover crop and enhanced organic matter in the soil to increase capacity in drought conditions, he was blessed by almost perfect weather conditions for corn this year, helping him to rack up the new world record. You can read more about how he did it in the article linked above.

Source: USDA ARS