2016 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Summary

Erick Larson, State Extension Specialist - Grain Crops
By Erick Larson, State Extension Specialist - Grain Crops November 24, 2016 21:15

2016 Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Summary

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The Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program is intended to provide corn growers, crop consultants and other ag professionals first-hand opportunity to observe performance of elite hybrids and generate information to better assess hybrid performance and adaptability in Mississippi. This program provides a 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 be validated by producing superior grain yield in the Mississippi Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials or be a relevant market standard. 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 significantly affect 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 the program. Each standardized set of hybrids is grown at numerous field locations representing Mississippi cropping systems.

Following is a complete summary of the grain yield results and plant characteristics collected or rated in the 2016 trials grown in numerous irrigated or dryland fields throughout Mississippi.

2016 MSU Corn Hybrid Demonstration Program Summary

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Erick Larson, State Extension Specialist - Grain Crops
By Erick Larson, State Extension Specialist - Grain Crops November 24, 2016 21:15
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