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2005 Hybrid Corn Performance Data Available


AMES, Iowa -- Results of the 2005 Iowa Crop Performance Test for hybrid corn are now available online at the Iowa Crop Improvement Association Web site: http://www.agron.iastate.edu/icia/.


Published bulletins will be included in the Dec. 10 issue of the Iowa Farmer Today and available at ISU Extension county offices starting about Dec. 21. Copies also are available from the Iowa Crop Improvement Association at (515) 294-6921 or the ISU Extension Distribution Center  (https://www.extension.iastate.edu/store/) or (515) 294-5247.


These reports include performance information on yield, moisture, root lodging, stalk lodging, dropped ears, stand and percent of protein, oil and starch.


During 2005, researchers evaluated 410 hybrids from 46 seed companies. Each entry was tested in one or more of seven districts throughout the state with three testing locations in each district. The state's 2005 average corn yield in these tests was 189 bushels per acre. District yield averages were:
        District 1: 171 bushels per acre
        District 2: 201 bushels per acre       
        District 3: 204 bushels per acre
        District 4: 187 bushels per acre
        District 5: 197 bushels per acre
        District 6: 168 bushels per acre
        District 7: 192 bushels per acre


Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) conducts the Iowa Crop Performance Tests in cooperation with the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station at ISU and ISU Extension. The program offers unbiased, third party, on-farm information to Iowa growers on commercial seed. ICIA provides performance information on hybrids and varieties for alfalfa, barley, corn, oat, soybean, triticale and wheat.





Contacts :
Jim Rouse, Agronomy Department (515) 294-5604, croptesting@iastate.edu
Crystal Ostrem, Iowa Crop Improvement Association, (515) 294-6921, http://costrem@iastate.edu

Jean McGuire, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu