News and Updates from FIRST

Illinois Farmer Today | FIRST trials show record corn yields

While the growing season got off to a wet start, the corn plots in the Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) program had good yields when they were harvested in the fall.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/illinoisfarmertoday/news/crop/first-trials-show-record-corn-yields/article_cf629f7e-68ae-5778-9f55-759d8f96395b.html

Author: Tim Hoskins


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Iowa Farmer Today | FIRST Trials Show Record Corn Yields in Iowa

While the growing season got off to a wet start, the corn plots in the Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) program had good yields when they were harvested in the fall.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/iowafarmertoday/news/crop/first-trials-show-record-corn-yields-in-iowa/article_d45e1509-d4ce-5cd2-bfa1-7ed8250136ec.html

Author: Tim Hoskins


Photo Credit: Andrea Johnson

Photo Credit: Andrea Johnson

Minnesota Farm Guide | Management Remains Critical for Successful 2015 Harvest

A third-generation family farm described their participation in FIRST trials. The Wendts appreciate the opportunity to see differences between corn hybrids, and looking at available FIRST data to further tests certain hybrids.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/minnesotafarmguide/news/ crop/management-remains-critical-for-successful-2015-harvest/article_4eb02265-f16c-5381-a4f9-548b669d46e5.html

Author: Andrea Johnson


Photo Credit: FIRST

Photo Credit: FIRST

Minnesota Farm Guide | New Soybean Area Added to FIRST MN Tests

Updates provided on the expanding FIRST seed areas. Farmers located along the I-94 corridor in Minnesota will have access to new variety information from FIRST in Fall of 2015.

https://www.agupdate.com/minnesotafarmguide/news/crop/new-soybean-area-added-to-first-mn-tests/article_2a5748af-a481-5415-a08a-4837cd7fb536.html

Author: Andrea Johnson