Corn+Soybean Digest [1]

FIRST Harvest Report: November 9, 2007

In this final issue of the F.I.R.S.T. Harvest Reports, you'll find regional summaries for all the plots tested this year. The summaries offer side-by-side comparisons of how a hybrid or variety fared in multiple locations within a region. To view maps of the regions these harvest reports cover, click on the links below.

http://www.firstseedtests.com/FIRST/Corn/corn.html [2] http://www.firstseedtests.com/FIRST/Soybeans/soybeans.html [3]

Illinois Illinois South - Early Season Test [4]
Illinois South - Full-Season Test [5]

Illinois West Central - Early Season Test [6]
Illinois West Central - Full-Season Test [7]

Illinois North - Early Season Test [8]
Illinois North - Full-Season Test [9]

Illinois East Central - Early Season Test [10]
Illinois East Central - Full-Season Test [11]

Illinois Central - CRW Susceptible Test [12]

Indiana Indiana South - All-Season Test [13]

Indiana North - Early Season Test [14]
Indiana North - Full-Season Test [15]

Indiana Central - Early Season Test [16]
Indiana Central - Full-Season Test [17]

Iowa Iowa North Central - Early Season Test [18]
Iowa North Central - Full-Season Test [19]

Iowa East Central - Early Season Test [20]
Iowa East Central - Full-Season Test [21]

Iowa North - Ultra-Early Season Test [22]

Iowa West Central - Early Season Test [23]
Iowa West Central - Full-Season Test [24]

Iowa Northwest - Early Season Test [25]
Iowa Northwest - Full-Season Test [26]

Minnesota Minnesota West Central - Early Season Test [27]
Minnesota West Central - Full-Season Test [28]

Minnesota Southwest - Early Season Test [29]
Minnesota Southwest - Full-Season Test [30]

Minnesota Southeast - Early Season Test [31]
Minnesota Southeast - Full-Season Test [32]

South Dakota and Nebraska South Dakota Southeast - Early Season Test [33]
South Dakota Southeast - Full-Season Test [34]

South Dakota Northeast - Early Season Test [35]
South Dakota Northeast - Full-Season Test [36]

Nebraska Northeast - Early Season Test [37]
Nebraska Northeast - Full-Season Test [38]

Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan Wisconsin South - Early Season Test [39]
Wisconsin South - Full-Season Test [40]

Ohio West Central - All-Season Test [41]
Ohio Northwest - All-Season Test [42]

Michigan South - All-Season Test [43]

North Central Tri-State - Early Season Test [44]
North Central Tri-State - Full-Season Test [45]

Minnesota West Central, Minnesota South West and Minnesota South East

Wet soils delayed planting at the Cottonwood, MN, plot. The field had good emergence and early growth, but experienced dry conditions from late June through early August. Good fall rains helped finish the crop. Average yield was 187.8 bu./acre and 188.9 bu./acre on the early season and full-season tests, respectively.
Cottonwood, MN - Early Season Test [46]
Cottonwood, MN - Full-Season Test [47]

At the Redwood Falls, MN, plot, growing conditions were good until the weather turned dry in mid-June. A 5-in. rain in August helped boost the yield. Average yield was 183.1 bu./acre and 186.3 bu./acre on the early season and full-season tests, respectively.
Redwood Falls, MN - Early Season Test [48]
Redwood Falls, MN - Full-Season Test [49]

Falls rains and heat helped boost yields and matured the plants earlier than normal at the Jackson, MN, location. Average yield was 195.6 bu./acre on the early season test and 183.1 bu./acre on the full-season test.
Jackson, MN - Early Season Test [50]
Jackson, MN - Full-Season Test [51]

Warm spring weather with good moisture resulted in fast emergence and early growth at the Jeffers, MN, plot. A 6-in. rain in August enhanced kernel size. Average yield was 178.6 bu./acre and 172.7 bu./acre on the early season and full-season tests, respectively.
Jeffers, MN - Early Season Test [52]
Jeffers, MN - Full-Season Test [53]

This was the sixth year for corn-on-corn at the Eyota, MN, location. Excess rain this fall delayed harvest until Oct. 30. Average yield was 182.2 bu./acre on the early season test and 180.8 bu./acre on the full-season test.
Eyota, MN - Early Season Test [54]
Eyota, MN - Full-Season Test [55]

Sunny days in June and July helped promote excellent plant growth at the Kasson, MN, plot. Overall, this location had a super average yield of 211.3 bu./acre and 219.7 bu./acre on the early season and full-season tests, respectively.
Kasson, MN - Early Season Test [56]
Kasson, MN - Full-Season Test [57]

This was the second year for corn at the Cannon Falls, MN, location. Growing conditions were acceptable, however, a wet fall dealyed harvest. Average yield was 193.5 bu./acre on the early season test and 196.9 bu./acre on the full-season test.
Cannon Falls, MN - Early Season Test [58]
Cannon Falls, MN - Full-Season Test [59]

At the Madison Lake, MN, plot, growing conditions were good until the weather turned dry in mid-June. Nice rain in August helped make the crop. Average yield was 185.6 bu./acre and 186.6 bu./acre on the early season and full-season tests, respectively.
Madison Lake, MN - Early Season Test [60]
Madison Lake, MN - Full-Season Test [61]

Spring growing conditions were ideal at the Austin, MN, location. A high number of corn rootworm beetles were noted in late summer. Average yield was 193.8 bu./acre on the early season test and 192.8 bu./acre on the full-season test.
Austin, MN - Early Season Test [62]
Austin, MN - Full-Season Test [63]

It was a perfect spring with good soil conditions, good moisture and warm weather at the Hector, MN, plot. July was dry, then good rains fell in August and continued through to harvest on Oct. 24. Average yield was 158.4 bu./acre and 159.4 bu./acre on the early season and full-season tests, respectively.
Hector, MN - Early Season Test [64]
Hector, MN - Full-Season Test [65]

Timely rains helped produce a nice corn crop at the Glencoe, MN, location. Average yield was 193.3 bu./acre on the early season test and 197.4 bu./acre on the full-season test.
Glencoe, MN - Early Season Test [66]
Glencoe, MN - Full-Season Test [67]

SOYBEANS



Illinois Illinois North Central - Soybeans [68]
Illinois South Central - Soybeans [69]
Illinois North - Soybeans [70]
Iowa
Iowa South Central - Soybeans [71]
Iowa North Central - Soybeans [72]
Iowa North - Soybeans [73]
Minnesota
Minnesota South - Soybeans [74]
Minnesota South Central - Soybeans [75]
Minnesota Central - Soybeans [76]
South Dakota and Nebraska
South Dakota Northeast - Soybeans [77]
South Dakota East Central - Soybeans [78]
South Dakota Southeast - Soybeans [79]