Integrated Crop Management

Crop performance test bulletins now available

Results of the 2006 Iowa Crop Performance Tests for alfalfa, barley, corn, oat, soybean, triticale, and winter wheat are now available. For those wanting to download a copy of the bulletins, visit the Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) Web site [1] or the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension Distribution Center (EDC) online store [2]. Published bulletins may be requested by contacting ICIA at (515) 294-6921 or EDC at (515) 294-5247.

ICIA's crop performance testing program is a cooperative effort with the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station at Iowa State University and Iowa State University Extension. The program offers unbiased, third-party information to Iowa growers on commercial seed they can purchase. Information on the adaptation and performance of hybrids and varieties is offered for alfalfa, barley, corn, oat, soybean, triticale and wheat in the following publications:

Keven Arrowsmith is managing editor of ICM newsletter and extension communications specialist with responsibilities in pest management and the environment.

This article originally appeared on page 259 of the IC-496(27) -- December 18, 2006 issue.

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