2016 Yield Summaries from the Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

Erick Larson, State Extension Specialist - Grain Crops
By Erick Larson, State Extension Specialist - Grain Crops November 3, 2016 17:15

2016 Yield Summaries from the Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

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The Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program is intended to provide corn growers, crop consultants and other ag professionals first-hand opportunity and information to better assess hybrid performance and adaptability in Mississippi. This program provides unique opportunity to observe and evaluate plant characteristics and environmental responses of our best corn hybrids in local, on-farm demonstration plots representing Mississippi’s production systems.

Hybrids selected for this program must validate their entry by producing superior grain yield in the Mississippi Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials. Hybrids are selected annually and grouped into two distinct sets based upon performance in dryland or irrigated culture, since these cropping systems are both prevalent and are the most significant factor affecting corn hybrid adaptability in Mississippi. Seed companies are granted the discretion to enter the hybrid which has demonstrated superior performance in the Mississippi Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials, or a newly-released hybrid which they feel is more promising or better adapted. This establishes a very elite group of corn hybrids for evaluation in this program. These two standardized sets of hybrids are grown at numerous field locations representing Mississippi cropping systems.

Following is a preliminary summary of grain yield results from the 2016 trials grown in irrigated or dryland culture. A complete summary, including plant characteristics evaluated, will be released at a later date.

2016 Yield Summaries from the MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program

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Erick Larson, State Extension Specialist - Grain Crops
By Erick Larson, State Extension Specialist - Grain Crops November 3, 2016 17:15
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