University of Missouri-Columbia
MU Hundley-Whaley Center
Agricultural Experiment Station
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
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* August 28, 2013

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* September 26, 2013

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1109 S. Birch St.
Albany, MO 64402
660-726-5610
Email: BurdickB@missouri.edu

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660-726-3698

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the following individuals for their support of research studies and for helping to provide a spirit of cooperation. Special thanks go to CAFNR Deans Tom Payne and John Gardner, Commercial Agriculture Director Rex Ricketts, and Glen Easter University Outreach and Extension Regional Director, for their continuing support of the Missouri Agriculture Experiment Station mission.

Richard BallouCasey Miller
Abe BurtonPeggy Pigg
Stephanie HardyRandy Pigg
Leslie Lynch 

Special thanks to Peggy Pigg and Stephanie Hardy for assistance in typing, editing and printing this report.

Acknowledgments

    The Extension team appreciates the time and effort of the planning committees that guides the work done at the Hundley-Whaley Research Center.

Hundley-Whaley Committee Members

Andrew County:Alan SchneiderNodaway County:Rod Barr
Daviess County:Greg MacyWorth County:Richard Mullock
Dekalb County:David BrownSeed Industry:Roger Olson
Gentry County:Leo BarnesCrop Protection Industry:Craig Nichols
Harrison County:Bill Selby 

GEOGRAPHY AND TOPOGRAPHY

THE HUNDLEY-WHALEY RESEARCH FARM is primarily a second bottom of the east fork of Grand River, located in northwest Missouri, in Gentry County. Each year, corn and soybean performance trials are conducted at the Farm to provide farmers with reliable, unbiased information on the comparative yield abilities of corn and soybean varieties currently on the market in Northwest Missouri.

VARIETY PERFORMANCE

Varieties for these performance trials are entered by seed companies, which pay an entry fee for each variety. Companies select which varieties to enter and which trial to enter. This year we had two corn trials (conventional, Bt), and one soybean trial (RR maturity group 3 and 4). Each trial is planted using a lattice field plot design with three replications. Corn test plots are four rows, 10 feet wide (30" rows) by 25 feet long, with the center two rows harvested for yield. Soybean plots were planted in seven 15- inch rows wide by 25 feet long and five rows are harvested.

COMPARING VARIETIES: The L.S.D. (least significant difference) is a statistical tool for comparing data. When two entries within a trial are compared, and the difference between them is greater than the L.S.D. (listed at the bottom of each table), the entries are judged to be significantly different. Differences smaller than the L.S.D. is considered to be natural variability, primarily in soils, and are considered non-significant. Direct comparisons can not be made between varieties entered in different trials. The abbreviation N.S. in the yield tables means the results were insignificant.

In each variety performance trial, the "top yielding" varieties have been indicated with an asterisk (*) next to their yield. The yield for these entries is not significantly different from that of the highest yielding entry in the trial. The highest yielding variety is marked with (**) next to its yield.

WEATHER: The 2002 growing season at Hundley-Whaley was a year which was characterized by a relatively wet planting season followed by a dry summer.


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