As the harvest hustle and fall field work start to slow, it is time to reflect on the growing season to see what worked well and start making decisions for the next season. On farm yield data from the current season is a great way to evaluate hybrid and variety performance.
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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.
Although there were challenges on Midwest farms in 2020, the corn crop stood tall for many farmers this harvest season, allowing for a good range of data in yield tests.
But despite strong winds and drought in many portions of the Midwest, this year’s Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) 2020 field tests found the right spots and had a successful testing season.
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.
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.