The 2017 Corn Grain Field Crop Trials Results have been published. The Minnesota Corn Evaluation Program was conducted by the University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Stations. The goal is to provide unbiased information that can be used by corn growers in choosing the corn hybrids they want to plant in 2018. The test locations in the Southern Zone were at Lamberton , Waseca and Rochester. The corn hybrids were classified as early (103 day relative maturity and less) and late maturity ( 104 relative maturity and greater.)

Seed corn companies were allowed to choose their entries for each zone. They were based on the relative maturity of the hybrid provided by the company. The University of Minnesota Corn Testing Committee could choose corn hybrids in each test plot. To provide more reliability all the locations were replicated three times for each entry. The results of all the test plots are free and available on line. Go to the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca web site and there is a link to the 2017 Corn Grain Field Crop Trial Results.