landowners will want to participate, tillage intensity will probably be decreased, and the area that can be harvested in a sustainable manner will probably increase. In fact, achieving 228 bushels/acre on 86 million acres would also meet that goal.


Elmore, R., and L. Abendroth. 2008. Are we capable of producing 300 bu/acre corn yields? Available at Accessed January 14, 2009.

USDA-NASS (U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics). 2008. National Agricultural Statistics. Available at Accessed June 18, 2008.

The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement