2013 Crop Year Report
The The Ontario Corn Committee is made up of representatives of Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, the University of Guelph, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, the Grain Farmers of Ontario, the Seed Corn Growers of Ontario and the Canadian Seed Trade Association. Tests are conducted each year by the following cooperating agencies: Ridgetown Campus, University of Guelph, Ridgetown; Plant Agriculture Department, University of Guelph; Kemptville Campus, University of Guelph, Kemptville; and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Ottawa.
Click the following link to find the online publication.
The 2013 Ontario Hybrid Corn Performance Trials Report is now available at www.gocorn.net. With yield data and production information from across the province, these trials are a valuable tool for farmers when selecting seed for the upcoming season. The data reported on yield index, moisture, lodging and test weight provide farmers with information they need to choose hybrids suitable for their farms.
Produced by the Ontario Corn Committee, the report is available in an easy-to-download version that can be printed at home or it can be viewed online in a spreadsheet format that allows users to sort the list according to their interests. Also available are graphs that illustrate the performance of hybrids relative to the average for their maturity.
Corn hybrids were planted at 22 locations across the province. The trials at Ilderton, Winchester (Table 3E) and Ottawa were discarded because the wet weather introduced an unacceptable level of variability into the trials. Because of very high winds during the summer, several varieties experienced significant root-lodging at one or more locations. Many of the high lodging scores in the report are thus root-lodging rather than broken stalks.
The Ontario Corn Committee will not be publishing a printed report. If you are unable to access the trial results from the website, call Grain Farmers of Ontario at 1-800-265-0550 or OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and they will mail you a printed copy.
About the Ontario Corn Committee
The Ontario Corn Committee is made up of representatives from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food; University of Guelph; Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association; Grain Farmers of Ontario, Seed Corn Growers of Ontario and the Canadian Seed Trade Association. Tests are conducted each year by the following cooperating agencies: University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, University of Guelph Plant Agriculture Department, University of Guelph Kemptville Campus and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Ottawa.