SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI - Less than two weeks remain for growers participating in the 2010 National Corn Yield Contest to complete the necessary harvest forms. The National Corn Growers Association reminds entrants that the online harvest form can help speed up their reporting of corn harvest information as the crucial Dec. 1 deadline approaches.

"Given the excellent harvest conditions across most of the country, making the December 1 deadline should be easy for most growers," said Steve Ebke, chairman of the NCGA Production and Stewardship Action Team. "The National Corn Yield Contest plays a significant role in recognizing excellence and finding new, more productive techniques. We hope that growers continue to support the contest by seeing their entry through and submitting their completed harvest data forms."

The National Corn Yield Contest is in its 46th year and remains NCGA's most popular program for members. With 7,119 entries, the 2010 NCGA National Corn Yield Contest set a new participation record again this year. The 2009 contest received a then-record number of entries with 6,958 participants.

Winners will receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as cash trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. In Tampa, Fla. during the 2011 Commodity Classic, state winners will be presented awards at the NCYC Breakfast and national winners will receive awards at the Awards Banquet.

Click here 2010 National Corn Yield Contest Harvest Form, PDF

Click here 2010 National Corn Yield Contest Online Harvest Form

Click here for more information on the National Corn Yield Contest.

It is a requirement that all Initial Harvest Report Forms and any corresponding Recheck Harvest Report Forms must be printed and saved when the user is prompted. There is no exception to the required mailing of all harvest report forms to NCGA with proper documentation attached, including the weight ticket. Forms and other required documentation must be sent by mail to NCGA, and postmarked no later than seven days after the final yield check, or by Dec. 1, whichever is earlier. See complete rules for details.

SOURCE: National Corn Growers Association