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West Florida 2013 Field Corn Variety Trial

Josh Thompson, UF/IFAS Regional Agronomy Agent and Kim Wilkens compare corn varieties at the West Florida Research and Education Center Variety Trial.

Josh Thompson, UF/IFAS Regional Agronomy Agent, and Kim Wilkens, AL Regional Agronomy Agent compare corn varieties at the West Florida Research and Education Center Variety Trial.

Because of the renewed interest in field corn production in the region, the West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC)  conducted a variety test for the first time in 15 years. The corn varieties we are planting today are not the varieties planted by our grandfathers. Many of the newer varieties have increased yields significantly over the  varieties available 15 years ago.

The WFREC Field Corn Variety Trial consisted of 17 varieties, planted March 29, 2013 with a split harvest date of August 27 and September 6. The adverse weather conditions this season delayed harvest and suppressed yields significantly.  Even so, the corn varieties tested provided yields that ranged from 102 – 158 bushels per acre this year.

Variety trial information is also forthcoming on peanuts, cotton, soybeans, specialty crops (vegetables) and wheat.  To see specific results, and more information go the new WFREC Variety Testing website.

WFREC Corn Yield Chart

 

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Author: John Doyle Atkins – srcextag@ufl.edu

John Doyle Atkins is the Agricultural Agent in Santa Rosa County.

John Doyle Atkins

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