The 2012 Missouri Crop Performance reports for Soybean, Corn, Grain Sorghum and Wheat are available at the Callaway County and other county Extension Centers. These publications are also available to view at the University of Missouri’s Extension Web page: http://varietytesting.missouri.edu/.
Selection of varieties that best fit a farmer's production goals and challenges is an essential part of profitable grain crop production. We provide the reliable, unbiased, up-to-date information that makes that selection possible.
Each year they test over 600 corn, grain sorghum, and soybean varieties at 32 locations throughout Missouri. These 32 locations are distributed among four regions: North, Central, Southwest, and Southeast. The number of locations within a region depends on the specific test but varies from two to five. Companies enter their varieties into tests at one or more of these regions, but their entries must be placed at all locations within a region.
The headquarters for the MU Variety Testing Program is the Bradford Research and Extension Center located in the heart of Missouri six miles east of Columbia. They also have personnel located at the Delta Research Center near Portageville, MO and the Hundley - Whaley Center near Albany, MO. The majority of the test locations are farmer fields and the MU Variety Testing Program appreciate the cooperation and dedication of the cooperators.
MU's Crop Performance reports' covers are printed on shiny paper with color photographs of the crop. They would make a great "coffee table book" for any farmer's living room.