Monday, November 2, 2015

2015 Yield Data is Here!

Plot harvest has completed for 2015 and yield results from across all of the testing sites are now available. We harvested 18 corn and 16 soybean test locations across northern Iowa and north east Nebraska. Thanks again to all of the FIRST farmer members who team up with us at North Iowa FIRST to make this possible! The data quality this season was excellent and very interesting. Check it out here by clicking the locations for the yield reports!

CORN YIELD DATA
Iowa North (IANO) Ultra Early 95-100 CRM
Paullina
Emmetsburg
LuVerne
Britt
Plymouth
Osage

Iowa Northwest (IANW) Early 101-106 and Full 107-110 CRM
Paullina
Emmetsburg
LuVerne
Remsen
Albert City
Moorland

Iowa North Central (IANC) Early 101-106 and Full 107-110 CRM
Britt
Plymouth
Osage
Greene
Iowa Falls
Waterloo

Nebraska Northeast (NENE) Early 105-110 and Full 111-114 CRM
Allen
Wayne
Wisner
Scribner
Dodge
Columbus

SOYBEAN YIELD DATA
Iowa North (IANO) Early 1.8-2.1 and Full 2.2-2.5 RM
Algona
Emmetsburg
New Hampton
Osage

Iowa Northwest (IANW) Early 2.1-2.4 and Full 2.5-2.8 RM
Albert City
Galva
Hartley
Hull

Iowa North Central (IANC) Early 2.1-2.4 and Full 2.5-2.8 RM
Iowa Falls
Laurens
Moorland
Waterloo

Nebraska Northeast (NENE) 2.6-3.4 RM
Dodge
Herman
Scribner
Wisner


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

2015 Plot Harvest



Area farmers in northern Iowa have started harvesting early planted corn and soybean fields of early maturities. Plot harvest is right around the corner! Here's a look at one of the soybean plot sites in northwest Iowa waiting to dry down as the different maturities reveal a mosaic of colors. The full-season test is clearly visible by the green plots on the left of the plot area while the early-season test can be seen in the 6 ranges on the right of the field.


Here's a shot of a FIRST corn test also in northwest Iowa. This site will be ready to harvest in 2-3 weeks.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It's Grow Time...

Plot planting season is well behind us now as we move into the heart of the growing season across northern Iowa. In spite of a wet spring, plant establishment is very good and plant health is excellent.We will likely see some yield separation among hybrids this year as diseases present themselves in the next few weeks due to the wet weather following planting. For now fields across northern Iowa and northeast Nebraska look pretty good!



Excellent corn stands in 2015 FIRST plots in northern Iowa




Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2015 Testing Plans have Started

Planning for 2015 FIRST tests has begun! Applications for seed companies interested in entering corn & soybean products into all FIRST testing regions are now available. Contact me for a complete application or to answer any questions concerning the testing process. I'd be glad to help!

More farmers in Iowa are able to view the FIRST harvest reports than ever before. In addition to all Performance Summaries and Harvest Reports always available at FIRSTSeedTests.com, These publishers have done a fine job of printing FIRST reports across Iowa.

Farm Journal
Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman
Iowa Farmer Today
Farm News
Midwest Producer

Tens of thousands of farmers view FIRST harvest reports and summaries from northern Iowa testing regions.

As Field Manager for FIRST testing in northern Iowa and northern Nebraska, it is my privilege to serve alongside a network of knowledgeable farmers in these regions to make the FIRST tests a success!

2015 CORN TESTING
IANO Ultra-Early (95-100 CRM) Accepts traited and conventional (non-GMO)
IANW Early & Full (101-110 CRM) Accepts traited and conventional (non-GMO)
IANC Early & Full (101-110 CRM) Accepts traited and conventional (non-GMO)
NENE Early & Full (105-114 CRM) Accepts RR traited products

2015 SOYBEAN TESTING
IANO Early & Full (1.8-2.5 RM)
IANW Early & Full (2.1-2.8 RM)
IANC Early & Full (2.1-2.8 RM)
NENE (2.6-3.4 RM)


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2014 Harvest Complete - Yield Data Available

2014 plot harvest across northern Iowa wrapped up the first week of November. Individual Harvest Reports for each testing location can be found to the right under 'HARVEST RESULTS' pages. 

Performance Summaries are the most powerful way to look at yield stability of top performing products across ALL sites within the regions. You can find them by clicking the links below.

CORN Summaries

SOYBEAN Summaries


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Paullina, IA Corn

Paullina corn: Planted May 5 at 35,700 seeds per acre. Final stands across all strips from this site averaged 34,800 seeds per acre. Temperatures from April 26 – May 6 remained well below the 30-year averages followed by another cool period from May 9 – 19.

Some big storms following planting included 1.34” on June 1, 0.55” on June 3, 2.35” on June 14, 3.02” on June 16, 0.77” on June 17, 0.59” on June 21, 0.72” on June 28 and 0.8” on June 29. Much of July and August remained relatively dry. As of Aug 27, this site has received 4.97” over the 30 year average accumulated precipitation.

At the time of scouting on Aug 2, corn plants were in R2. Plants were of medium heights. Northern leaf blight was found easily but not widespread. Common rust was widespread throughout the plot. N deficiency was showing on lower leaves. Cobs sampled from border rows were 14 rows around.

Herbicides used this season were Harness, Steadfast, Callisto and Atrazine.



Albert City, IA Corn

Albert City corn: Planted May 8 at 33,600 seeds per acre. Final stands across all strips from this site averaged 32,600 seeds per acre. Temperatures from April 26 – May 6 remained well below the 30-year averages followed by another cool period from May 9 – 19.

Some big storms following planting included 0.53” on May 10, 1.26” on May 11, 0.65” on May 31, 1.31” on June 1, 0.51” on June 3, 3.26” on June 14, 3.81” on June 16, 0.83” on June 17, 0.51” on June 19, 0.85” on June 21, 0.83” on June 28 and 0.59” on June 29. Much of July and August remained relatively dry. As of Aug 27, this site has received 5.26” over the 30 year average accumulated precipitation.

At the time of scouting on Aug 2, corn plants were in R2. Plants were short compared to other sites yet very healthy with minimal foliar diseases noted. Some Goss’s wilt was found but not widespread. Cobs sampled from border rows were 16 rows around.

Herbicides used this season were Surpass and Callisto.