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Photo courtesy of Corey Rozenboom

Illinois Farmer Today | 2017 FIRST results: Test results find impressive yields despite conditions

Modern seed technologies were on display in a challenging 2017 season. Yields were much better than anticipated.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/illinoisfarmertoday/news/crop/2017-first-results-test-results-find-impressive-yields-despite-conditions/article_d726fe86-caf5-11e7-a8e4-1b2b262c399e.html

 


Photo: IFT file photo

Photo: IFT file photo

Illinois Farmer Today | FIRST tests show big yields, varying agronomics

Exceptional yields are likely to catch growers’ attention in the 2016 FIRST (Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies) results, but FIRST manager Joe Bruce said agronomic strength and broad performance shouldn’t be overlooked.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/illinoisfarmertoday/news/crop/first-tests-show-big-yields-varying-agronomics/article_1125b691-8b96-5515-8991-7b4661fdc1fb.html

Author: Bill Tiedje


Illinois Farmer Today | FIRST trials show record corn yields

While the growing season got off to a wet start, the corn plots in the Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) program had good yields when they were harvested in the fall.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/illinoisfarmertoday/news/crop/first-trials-show-record-corn-yields/article_cf629f7e-68ae-5778-9f55-759d8f96395b.html

Author: Tim Hoskins


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Illinois Farmer Today | Summer weather helps, hurts FIRST yields

Rain and cool weather hurt overall yields in Iowa and northern Illinois, yet plots in Missouri and southern Illinois performed well despite the conditions.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/illinoisfarmertoday/news/ crop/summer-weather-helps-hurts-first-yields/article_ef25cc0f-74b5-58a2-8ace-71187d8b01ca.html

Author: Tim Hoskins


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Illinois Farmer Today | Weather Plays Role in FIRST Test

The cool and wet summer weather played a role in yields from 2014's FIRST Seed Tests. Joe Bruce, FIRST general manager, analyze the weather's effect on this year's results.

Link:  https://www.agupdate.com/illinoisfarmertoday/news/ crop/weather-plays-role-in-first-test/article_d436bbbf-3f76-55c0-9932-392e42dfce4c.html

Author: Tim Hoskins