2022 NE Ag Expo Corn Variety Trial Data

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Harvesting a corn fieldThe Northeast Ag Expo Team is comprised of agriculture Extension agents in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans counties. Annually, this group conducts variety trials of corn, wheat, and soybeans. With the support of seed companies, the Ag Expo Team plants multiple trials across the six counties of Northeast North Carolina. These trials are conducted using the same varieties in each of the species planted. The data from these field experiments are compiled and shared with farmers across the region to help them to make profitable agriculture decisions for the upcoming cropping season.

This year, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center Staff partnered with Barco Brother’s Farms to produce the Currituck Corn Variety Trial. Data from this trial, and the other NE Ag Expo Counties’ can be found in the table below. Varieties are listed in descending order according to average yield across locations (i.e. 1 (highest yielding) to 21 (lowest yielding). Within locations, the varieties are ranked in descending order according to yield from highest (1) to lowest yielding variety (21). The top three yielding varieties within locations and across locations have their ranking marked as follows: 1 (blue), 2 (red), and 3 (yellow). Production information can be found on page two of this report.chart showing 2022 corn variety trial data results

Thank you to all of the farm cooperators, seed companies, and Extension staff who made producing this local data possible, and a special thank you to Barco Brother’s Farms for planting and harvesting the Currituck County Corn Variety Trial!

For more information on the NE Ag Expo Corn Variety Trial Data, contact Adam Formella at (252) 232-2261 or by email at adam_formella@ncsu.edu.