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Agronomic Information 

Agronomic information is important when selecting hybrids and varieties to plant on your farm. Doing a little bit of research can help save money, time and resources. On this page you will find agronomic information about the Indiana testing sites. A useful excel sheet has been compiled for all the locations​.


Indiana Rainfall Summary

 

2014 Indiana Rainfall Summary 
N​orth April May June July Aug. Sept. Total 30yr Ave.

Milford

1.70

3.15

4.60

1.65

2.00

3.50

16.60

21.07

DeMotte

3.02

4.06

9.71

2.19

7.01

4.73

30.72

22.52

Columbia City

3.83

3.14

3.32

2.11

4.62

4.62

29.39

21.10

Wanatah

2.78

3.74

9.75

3.41

10.42

3.30

33.40

22.87

Central

W. Lafayette

3.93

4.82

5.83

3.75

8.31

5.63

32.27

22.11

Farmland

6.68

4.37

7.20

2.73

7.22

2.64

30.84

23.21

Rushville

6.48

2.35

2.16

1.56

1.05

2.89

16.49

25.02

Tipton

4.54

3.99

7.06

3.01

4.75

3.66

27.01

22.72

South

Evansville

12.44

3.68

3.70

4.08

4.64

2.80

31.34

22.38

Washington

7.60

4.75

5.05

3.10

3.80

2.50

26.80

23.75

Shelburn

6.20          3.96

6.35

5.65

4.13

3.66

29.95

23.76

Vincennes

8.54

3.02

6.63

3.22

5.36

2.04

28.81

24.75

Butlerville

6.80

4.65

4.57

4.00

1.93

2.49

24.44​​

22.97

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Selecting Hybrids and Varieties

Suggestions for using these results to select top-performing hybrids and varieties 

The results provide producers with an independent and objective evaluation of the performance of hybrids and varieties sold in Indiana.

  1. Use multi-year data in tables showing the two year averages.  

  2. Use regional average data tables showing the current average across all locations. Consider single location results with extreme caution.  

  3. Evaluate consistency of performance of the hybrids you are interested by looking them up in the Multi-state databases. Use the % of Best column.

    A. Look for hybrids/varieties that are consistently 92% or higher.

    B. Beware of hybrids that have up and down performance.  

  4. Look at several other reliable, unbiased trial results focusing on consistency.  

  5. Test hybrids on your farm. Try to get experimental numbers and put them in your test for two years. 

  6.  

Remember you are taking a tremendous risk if you make hybrid selection decisions based on one year yield comparisons in only one or two local test plots .​