DTNPF | FIRST Corn Trials Surprise in Missouri

Despite enduring drought conditions for much of the growing season in Missouri, today's corn hybrids proved to be surprisingly resilient, according to the results of yield trials conducted by Farmers Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST).

At four of five locations across central Missouri, the top 30 early-season and full-season hybrids in the trials averaged yields greater than 200 bushels per acre (bpa), said Bill Schelp, FIRST regional manager. "On those sites, we are close to our yield trend or down slightly, so I was pleasantly surprised with what we averaged considering how little rain we received from planting through the end of July," he said. "Of course, our cooperating farmers were also surprised that they were averaging above 200 bushels." https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/crops/article/2023/10/10/majority-drought-hindered-corn-yield article illustration