FARGO, N.D. — The 2022 North Dakota State University (NDSU) Variety Trial Results and Selection Guide for Corn is now available online. It can be accessed at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/varietytrials/corn.
“The corn hybrid guide is a good source of information for farmers and agronomists looking for data on hybrid performance in North Dakota,” says Clair Keene, NDSU Extension agronomist for small grains and corn. “This guide contains trial results from NDSU Research Extension Centers, so readers will find locally relevant data from across the state.”
Printed copies can be obtained from NDSU Extension county offices or NDSU Research Extension Centers.
“When selecting corn hybrids, growers are reminded to keep a risk management approach in mind,” says Keene. “Selecting multiple hybrids of varying maturity helps reduce the likelihood that an entire crop will experience stress, for example hot and dry conditions at pollination, at the same time.”
Keene continues, “Additionally, shorter- and mid-season hybrids are more likely to reach maturity prior to first frost and allow time for grain dry down prior to harvest than full-season hybrids. Also be sure to take a look at grain moisture when making hybrid selections and keep in mind the need to balance yield potential with the possibility of the need for drying when selecting longer season hybrids.”
— NDSU Extension