Every year the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station conduct Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. These hybrid trials are grown in eight locations representing different growing regions, cropping systems and soil types in our state. These trials may be grown on Experiment Stations or grower cooperator’s farms. The Mississippi State University Variety Corn Hybrid Trials are an extremely valuable resource for you to help select corn hybrids for your farm. There is no other source that tests as many hybrids representing the diversity of companies who market corn seed in Mississippi and the Mid-South. Most importantly, these trials are science-based, third-party evaluations, so you can compare performance on a level playing field.
If you would like to see hybrids tested not included in the MSU Corn for Grain Hybrid trials, please contact your seed company representative, as they are responsible for submitting those hybrids they wish to enter. Mississippi State is committed to serving Mississippi growers, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to contact myself as well.
This publication lists those corn hybrids which have demonstrated superior grain yield productivity in either irrigated or dryland culture in Mississippi. These analyses are conducted using replicated research data generated from multiple locations and cropping seasons in order to better analyze hybrid genetics grown in diverse environments and improve predictability of future performance. There is no better barometer for you to judge performance of the multitude of corn hybrids in today’s marketplace. The best choices for your farm may also depend upon hybrid plant characteristics and growth responses in our diverse soils and cropping systems. The MSU Extension Service also conducts a Corn Demonstration program to more thoroughly assess corn hybrid characteristics and enhance evaluation of elite hybrids in our diverse cropping systems.