Read more about the FIRST program in these stories. There are 23 articles for MINNESOTA FARM GUIDE.

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MN Farm Guide | FIRST managers report on 2022 field conditions before harvest

After a slow start to the 2022 planting season, Farmers Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) managers and farmer-members in Minnesota hope that frost holds off until October.

September 23, 2022

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MN Farm Guide | FIRST southern and central MN trials test drought resilience

The 2021 FIRST – Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies – tests are complete and show how seed products performed in dry or drought conditions.

December 20, 2021

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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.

November 11, 2020

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Ryan Peterson Prepares to Cross 2019 Planting Finish Line

Link: producer_reports/ryan-peterson-prepares-to-cross-2019-planting-finish-line/article_406f4b20-823b-11e9-865d-8b775efbba8c.html Author: Andrea Johnson

June 7, 2019

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Seed Tests -- Companies Hope for Home Runs from Their Top Cultivars

Link: seed-tests----companies-hope-for-home-runs-from-their-top-cultivars/article_f000787a-881a-51e4-8532-9e1ddd3b1f10.html Author: Andrea Johnson

September 17, 2017

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Management Remains Critical for Successful 2015 Harvest

Link: crop/management-remains-critical-for-successful-2015-harvest/article_4eb02265-f16c-5381-a4f9-548b669d46e5.html Author: Andrea Johnson

September 16, 2015

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New Soybean Area Added to FIRST MN Tests

June 13, 2015

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FIRST 2014 Plots Include Both GMO and Conventional Corn

Link: crop/first-2014-plots-include-both-gmo-and-conventional-corn/article_efa0b7b2-f394-5688-838c-8517d40b2a18.html Author: Andrea Johnson

July 29, 2014

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Minnesota Farmers Anxious to Wrap up 2013 Soybean and Corn Harvest

October 30, 2013

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Time to Scout Soybeans/Corn Ahead of Harvest

September 20, 2013

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