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AgUpdate — FIRST results for northern Red River Valley available online

The wet conditions last fall drug out harvest and made it somewhat difficult to find locations for the 2020 FIRST plots, according to Luke Brendemuhl, manager of the Red River Valley Northland FIRST region. But thanks to completely different conditions this fall allowing harvesting operations to be completed, all of the FIRST (Farmers Independent Research of Seed Technologies) plot information is now available on the website for the region.


John Querna harvesting FIRST plots at Lamberton, MN, trial hosted by Iverson Farms.

John Querna harvesting FIRST plots at Lamberton, MN, trial hosted by Iverson Farms.

MN Farm Guide - FIRST Independent 2020 soybean/corn trial results are in

Southern Minnesota was a big winner in the 2020 FIRST (Farmer’s Independent Research of Seed Technologies) yield comparison plots. Many tests revealed record breaking yields in individual plots, and the region also produced top yields that were similar to those across the U.S.


Photo courtesy of Corey Rozenboom

Photo courtesy of Corey Rozenboom

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.

https://www.agupdate.com/midwestmessenger/news/crop/ unexpected-results-in-19-plot-testing/article_028e21e8-281f-11ea-b73f-eb4de8192e74.html

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.

https://www.farms.com/news/isa-releases-soybean-variety-value-data-to-help-protect-farm-revenue-152372.aspx

More Information: https://www.ilsoy.org/press-release/isa-releases-soybean-variety-value-data-help-protect-farm-revenue