Challenging from start to finish, the 2019 season is now over for FIRST trials in 15 states. Yields were good despite the wet weather where harvest was possible, though northern locations were lost to early snows.
News and Updates from FIRST
Midwest Messenger | Unexpected Results in ’19 Plot Testing
Because nobody can really predict the weather from one year to the next, it’s wise to choose and select those corn and soybean products that have yield stability. FIRST's Corey Rozenboom explores the unexpected curve balls with the 2019 growing season.
Author: Katy Moore
Farms.com | ISA Releases Soybean Variety Value Data To Help Protect Farm Revenue
The Illinois Soybean Association has posted an updated list of high-value soybean varieties to help farmers fight back against farm revenue losses from synthetic feed ingredients. Each variety listed was planted in the 2018 F.I.R.S.T. trials and planted in at least one test plot in Illinois from 2013 to 2018.
Iowa Farmer Today | Late corn coming out of the field wet for yield tests
Despite delays and challenges in the 2019 season, FIRST reported promising yields from harvest.
Author: Aaron Viner
Farm Progress | Choose Right Corn Hybrids for Your Farm
Choosing the right corn hybrids every year is a top priority especially given the continuing crop market challenges. Hybrid selection is critically important for 2020, as it encompasses about 18% of total production cost of a corn-soybean rotation.
Author: Terry Basol
Iowa Farmer Today | Late plantings lead to delays and excess moisture in soybean trials
Despite snow and other delays in harvest season, soybean test results are better than expected.
Author: Aaron Viner
United Soybean Board | Study Builds On Existing Data To Confirm Strategic Priorities
Researchers from several Midwestern universities collaborated on a project, funded by the soy checkoff, clarifying several issues ranging from the regional protein concentration of soybeans to the relationship between protein concentration and yield.
Full Research Paper in Nature: Scientific Reports : https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-32895-0