Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Trials


2023 Hybrid Trial Entry Forms

An Excel spreadsheet is the preferred method for submitting entries and can be downloaded here. For some intenet browsers you may need to right-click here to download the spreadsheet, or click "Save Target As...", copy to your desktop. Email completed spreadsheet forms to Kent Kohn (kdkohn@wisc.edu).

PDF - hard copy. Send to Kent Kohn (kdkohn@wisc.edu) via email or US mail.


Grain - Silage - Specialty - Organic

December 2022  A3653

This year marks the 50th year of corn hybrid performance evaluation conducted by the Wisconsin Agronomy Department, the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association, and the seed industry. In 1973, the first Wisconsin public corn performance trials were conducted by Elwood Brickbauer. Trials were grown in southern Wisconsin at Janesville, Lancaster and Platteville. In northern Wisconsin, trials were established at Antigo, Ashland, Hancock, Marshfield, Spooner, and Waupaca. The average yield of the first trials was 121 bu/A. Over the past 50 years, 18,773 hybrids have been evaluated at various locations in Wisconsin. In 1995, the corn silage hybrid evaluation program was initiated. Hybrid selection is a key decision made by farmers and historically is important for delivering new technologies, pest resistance and increased yield and profitability to the farm-gate.  ... more

Situation: A one bushel per acre increase by Wisconsin corn farmers increases farm income $8 to $32 million dollars

Objective: To provide unbiased performance comparisons of hybrid seed corn available in Wisconsin.

These results are a ''Consumer Report'' for commercial corn hybrids. The trials evaluate grain, silage, and systems including organic, transgenic and refugia systems.

Data Forms

Testing Sites

University of Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Trials

Note: UW trial results are posted the Monday after Thanksgiving or earlier.

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WAPAC Corn Trials

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