2021 Results and Top Performances, 2022 Program Introduction, plus the conclusion of FIRST's 25th Celebration
News and Updates from FIRST
New in the 2021 Top 30 Harvest Reports, FIRST provides the location weather profile, including precipitation, temperatures, and GDUs compared to 10-year averages and estimated pollination and maturity dates for corn.
The 2021 FIRST – Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies – tests are complete and show how seed products performed in dry or drought conditions.
The 2021 drought was a stressor to crops. Fortunately, the very best seed, seed treatments, crop protection products and agronomic practices helped corn and soybeans survive until rain arrived.
Too much or too little rain affected Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) field test plots across the Midwest.
While weather factors were vastly different across Midwest fields, one common theme for 2021 persisted: Yield results were often better than expected.
Rob Kauffman, field manager for Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies, was about halfway through the harvest on corn seed research plots throughout Pennsylvania, and he said the yields are unlike anything he’s ever seen before.