Agricultural Economics Department
Corn Performance Test, Corn, Varieties
The South Dakota Corn Performance Test was designed to supply impartial information concerning hybrids and open-pollinated varieties to the farmers, hybrid-seed-corn dealers and producers, and other persons interested in corn. The plots for this test were in nine areas of eastern South Dakota. There were 362 entries comprising 144 different hybrids and open-pollinated varieties. Two or three adapted open-pollinated varieties were planted in each plot as check varieties. Data are presented on yield, moisture percentage of the grain at harvest, lodging, smut, height, and stand. It should be emphasized that there are many hybrids which have performed well in South Dakota and that the top hybrid in any district for any one year is not necessarily the best one. Statistical measures are included to be used in weighing the advantage or disadvantage of purchasing a given hybrid. Long-time averages are the best indication of the performance of a hybrid. Used with discretion, these data will provide readers with valuable information on the production, sale, and purchase of hybrid corn.
South Dakota State State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Agricultural Experiment Station
Grefius, J. E. and Hehn, E. R., "South Dakota Corn Performance Test, 1943" (1944). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 47.