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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 Credit: Ryan Peterson

Photo Credit: Ryan Peterson

Minnesota Farm Guide | Ryan Peterson Prepares to Cross 2019 Planting Finish Line

A & L Peterson Farms, plot hosts for FIRST Seeds Tests, are looking clear skies, warmth and a week without rain, after over 5 inches of rain fell in May.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/minnesotafarmguide/news/ producer_reports/ryan-peterson-prepares-to-cross-2019-planting-finish-line/article_406f4b20-823b-11e9-865d-8b775efbba8c.html

Author: Andrea Johnson


Photo Credit: Andrea Johnson

Photo Credit: Andrea Johnson

Minnesota Farm Guide | Seed Tests -- Companies Hope for Home Runs from Their Top Cultivars

Conducting unbiased and accurate yield tests, the Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies group provides companies with comparative trials in 16 states. We're analyzing this harvest's results!

Link:  https://www.agupdate.com/minnesotafarmguide/news/crop/ seed-tests----companies-hope-for-home-runs-from-their-top-cultivars/article_f000787a-881a-51e4-8532-9e1ddd3b1f10.html

Author: Andrea Johnson


Photo Credit: Andrea Johnson

Photo Credit: Andrea Johnson

Minnesota Farm Guide | Management Remains Critical for Successful 2015 Harvest

A third-generation family farm described their participation in FIRST trials. The Wendts appreciate the opportunity to see differences between corn hybrids, and looking at available FIRST data to further tests certain hybrids.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/minnesotafarmguide/news/ crop/management-remains-critical-for-successful-2015-harvest/article_4eb02265-f16c-5381-a4f9-548b669d46e5.html

Author: Andrea Johnson


Photo Credit: FIRST

Photo Credit: FIRST

Minnesota Farm Guide | New Soybean Area Added to FIRST MN Tests

Updates provided on the expanding FIRST seed areas. Farmers located along the I-94 corridor in Minnesota will have access to new variety information from FIRST in Fall of 2015.

https://www.agupdate.com/minnesotafarmguide/news/crop/new-soybean-area-added-to-first-mn-tests/article_2a5748af-a481-5415-a08a-4837cd7fb536.html

Author: Andrea Johnson


Photo Credit: FIRST

Photo Credit: FIRST

Minnesota Farm Guide | FIRST 2014 Plots Include Both GMO and Conventional Corn

Under the direction of Mark Querna, owner and manager of Minnesota FIRST plots, farmers can expect information on 348 variety tests conducted at 18 corn locations across southeast, southwest and west central Minnesota, of both GMO and conventional plots.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/minnesotafarmguide/news/ crop/first-2014-plots-include-both-gmo-and-conventional-corn/article_efa0b7b2-f394-5688-838c-8517d40b2a18.html

Author: Andrea Johnson


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Photo Credit: Unknown

Minnesota Farm Guide | Minnesota Farmers Anxious to Wrap up 2013 Soybean and Corn Harvest

Mark and Gary Krcil met up with FIRST manager, Mark Querna, to discuss their yields for the 2013 harvest using FIRST seed.

Link: https://www.agupdate.com/minnesotafarmguide/news/crop/minnesota-farmers-anxious-to-wrap-up-2013-soybean-and-corn-harvest/article_54092a4d-edc9-512f-811f-7df53dda7649.html

Author: Andrea Johnson