2010 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials: Grain – Silage – Specialty – Organic
Joe Lauer, Extension Corn Agronomist, UW-Madison Agronomy Dept., Kent Kohn and Thierno Diallo, UW-Madison Agronomy Dept.
Every year, the University of Wisconsin Extension-Madison and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association. The purpose of this program is to provide unbiased performance comparisons of hybrid seed corn available in Wisconsin. These trials evaluate corn hybrids for both grain and silage production performance.
In 2010, grain and silage performance trials were planted at thirteen locations in four production zones. Both seed companies and university researchers submitted hybrids. Companies with hybrids included in the 2010 trials are listed in Table 1. Specific hybrids and where they were tested are shown in Table 2. In the back of the report, hybrids previously tested over the past three years are listed (Table 24). At most locations trials were divided into early and late maturity trials, based on the hybrid Relative Maturities provided by the companies. The specific relative maturities separating early and late trials are listed in the tables.