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Minnesota Farm Guide | Minnesota F.I.R.S.T. Corn Trials Show Value of High Quality Hybrids

Rainfall amounts across Minnesota’s southern and central corn and soybean belt were generally above average in summer of 2010. Read about how the 2010 F.I.R.S.T. trials responded.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/minnesotafarmguide/news/ crop/minnesota-f-i-r-s-t-corn-trials-show-value-of-high-quality-hybrids/article_b77cfa1e-61f7-5b84-b822-e1ce9d687757.html

Author: Andrea Johnson


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Minnesota Farm Guide | Minnesota FIRST Soybean Trials Completed in Early October

Farmers Independent Research of Seed Technologies (F.I.R.S.T.) is the nation’s largest independent corn and soybean seed testing program. With great harvesting conditions, a wealth of F.I.R.S.T. field data for Minnesota has been collected and is available for farmers to glean.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/minnesotafarmguide/news/ crop/minnesota-first-soybean-trials-completed-in-early-october/article_b6bcd487-6028-504f-8ba5-d3ccff7ddfe4.html

Author: Andrea Johnson


FIRST Field Manager, Mark Tollefson

FIRST Field Manager, Mark Tollefson

Farm & Ranch Guide | Tollefson Manages 2010 F.I.R.S.T. Trials in Red River Valley

Mark Tollefson why the 2010 Farmers Independent Research of Seed Technologies trials show great promise.

https://www.agupdate.com/farmandranchguide/news/crop/tollefson-manages-2010-f-i-r-s-t-trials-in-red-river-valley/article_ba7dea8a-32c7-56f5-8773-bac3228a96e4.html

Author: Andrea Johnson


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Minnesota Farm Guide | Good Shot of Precipitation Comes at Opportune Time

FIRST Manager Mark Tollefson discusses the rainfall for the 2010 season, remaining optimistic about upcoming precipitation.

https://www.agupdate.com/minnesotafarmguide/news/crop/good-shot-of-precipitation-comes-at-opportune-time/article_2ea60011-58f7-55db-b2ac-d317e5a5253b.html

Author: Andrea Johnson


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Minnesota Farm Guide | Farmers are Working Outside

Farmers across the nation are busy getting everything ready for the most opportune time to seed. This article catches up with several farms and asks of the projects they are working on.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/minnesotafarmguide/blogs/ what_i_learned/farmers-are-working-outside/article_fe171775-8291-51db-a8b9-b127ea67c1ac.html

Author: Andrea Johnson


FIRST Field Manager, Mark Querna

FIRST Field Manager, Mark Querna

Minnesota Farm Guide | Growing season begins for Minnesota 2010 F.I.R.S.T. trials

In Minnesota, F.I.R.S.T manager Mark Querna has completed research-style planting, growing season documentation, and harvest data collection at farmer-member plots, and reports the results.

https://www.agupdate.com/minnesotafarmguide/news/crop/growing-season-begins-for-minnesota-2010-f-i-r-s-t-trials/article_7041269b-40f1-5302-a81a-2188a9870fe0.html

Author: Andrea Johnson