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Performance trials of commercial corn hybrids were conducted at six locations in Virginia in 2017. The Mt. Holly location consisted of both an irrigated and nonirrigated test. All but two locations were planted with a Wintersteiger PlotKing 2600. Blackstone and Holland were planted with an Almaco 2-row cone planter. All locations were harvested with a Massey-Ferguson 8XP plot combine. Yields have been adjusted to 15.5% moisture. Grain test weight, moisture, and plot grain weights were measured with a GrainGauge® manufactured by HarvestMaster. A list of companies participating in the trials is provided before the table of contents. All hybrids entered in the Virginia trials are those submitted by commercial companies. The locations at which particular hybrids were entered were specified by the company. Companies entering hybrids were charged a fee for each hybrid per location to support the
Virginia Corn Hybrid and Management Trials.Archived Virginia Corn Hybrid and Management Trials information can be accessed from: http://www.sites.ext.vt.edu/newsletter-archive/corn-hybrid-management-trials/index.html .
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
December 5, 2017