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Glenn Slade

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2009 Virginia On-Farm Corn Test Plots

The research and demonstration plots discussed in this publication are a cooperative effort by thirteen Virginia Cooperative Extension Agents and Specialists, numerous producers, local soil and water conservation districts, and many members of the agribusiness community. The fieldwork and printing of this publication is mainly supported by the Virginia Corn Check-Off Fund through the Virginia Corn Board. Anyone who would like a copy should contact their local extension agent, who can request a copy from the Northumberland County Extension office.

Jan 27, 2010 3001-1434
2010 Virginia On-Farm Corn Test Plots Dec 21, 2010 3012-1521
2010 Virginia On-Farm Soybean Test Plots Jan 24, 2011 3101-1524
2011 Virginia On-Farm Corn Test Plots (formerly VCE pub #3012-1521)

Corn hybrid selection is becoming increasingly challenging.  With more seed companies and more GMO options and seed treatment packages than ever before, it can be very difficult to decide which hybrids to plant.  We evaluated early season hybrids (107 day RM or less) and mid season hybrids (108-112 day RM) at 5 locations and full season hybrids (113 day RM or more) at 3 locations.  In a year where rainfall patterns in general favored later hybrids, across all locations the mid season and full season hybrids averaged 20 bushels per acre or more than the early season hybrids.  Corn producers should continue to plant hybrids across all maturity ranges as a method for spreading out risk to adverse weather.

Dec 9, 2011 ANR-2
2011 Virginia On-Farm Soybean Test Plots Jan 17, 2012 ANR-8
2012 Virginia On-Farm Corn Test Plots Nov 29, 2012 ANR-31NP
2012 Virginia On-Farm Soybean Test Plots Jan 11, 2013 ANR-37NP
2014 Virginia On-Farm Corn Test Plots Dec 11, 2014 ANR-134NP
2015 Virginia OnFarm Soybean Test Plots

These demonstration and research plot results are a collaborative effort of Virginia Cooperative

Extension (VCE) Agents and Specialists, area producers, and agribusiness. The purpose of this publication is to provide research based information to aid in the decision making process for soybean producers in Virginia. It provides an unbiased evaluation of varieties, management practices, and new technologies through on farm replicated research using producer equipment and time. These experiments enable producers to make better management decisions based on research and provide greater opportunities to improve yields and profits, which improves quality of life for them and their families.

Jan 25, 2016 ANR-177NP
Tips for Profitable Variety Selection: How to Use Data From Different Types of Variety Trials

Selecting an appropriate, high-yielding variety is one of the most important management decisions that producers make. Yield potential is clearly important, but the decision is complicated by such factors as the cropping system, the need for disease resistance, end-use quality goals, year-to-year climatic variation, and the need to select multiple varieties in order to reduce risk by spreading out flowering and maturity dates.

Jul 29, 2011 424-040
Virginia On-Farm Soybean Test Plots 2006 May 1, 2009 424-109-06
Virginia On-Farm Soybean Test Plots 2007 May 1, 2009 424-109-07
Virginia On-Farm Soybean Test Plots 2008 May 1, 2009 2901-1032
Virginia On-Farm Soybean Test Plots 2013 Jan 22, 2014 ANR-101NP
Virginia On-Farm Soybean Test Plots 2014 Feb 25, 2015 ANR-143NP
Virginia On-Farm Soybean Test Plots 2016 Jan 13, 2017 ANR-244NP