Starting last week, seed companies and farmers can now get early results from the Iowa Crop Improvement Association's 2007 corn and soybean crop performance tests at 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.
Soybean trials include 375 varieties
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 entering 375 varieties. The 12,000 soybean yield plots are planted on 72 acres, also spread over 18 locations.
The Iowa Crop Improvement Association 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 farmers on commercially-available seed. For more information, contact coordinator Jim Rouse at (515) 294-5604 or email@example.com.