Extension News

Early Corn and Soybean Crop Performance Test Results Available on the Web

10/2/2007

AMES, Iowa -- Starting this week, seed companies and producers will be able to get early results from the Iowa Crop Improvement Association’s (ICIA) 2007 corn and soybean crop performance tests at http://www.croptesting.iastate.edu.

“My goal is to get the results from each test location on the Web within 48 hours of harvesting,” said Jim Rouse, program manager of the ICIA corn and soybean tests.  “Harvesting began last week, and we’ve already posted data from at least a half-dozen locations.”

Maps showing testing locations for corn and soybeans are available now. As each site is harvested, links to the data from that site will be added.

Forty-two companies entered 350 hybrids in the corn trials this year. More than 13,000 variety test plots were planted on 87 acres in 18 locations. Soybean trials included 22 companies and Iowa State University (ISU) entering 375 varieties. The 12,000 soybean yield plots are planted on 72 acres, also spread over 18 locations.

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. For more information, contact Jim Rouse at (515) 294-5604 or croptesting@iastate.edu.

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Contacts :
Jim Rouse, Iowa Crop Performance Tests, (515) 294-5604, croptesting@iastate.edu
Jessica Vogel, Iowa Crop Improvement Association, (515) 294-6921, jlvogel@iastate.edu
Jean McGuire, Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu