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Ontario soybean and corn trials available

GUELPH, ON (November 27, 2012) – The 2012 Ontario Hybrid Corn Performance Trials Report and 2012 Soybean Variety Trials Publication are now available. These reports contain yield data and production information and are helpful to farmers as they select seed for 2013.

The soybean trials are produced by the Ontario Oil and Protein Seed Crop Committee and the corn trials are produced by the Ontario Corn Committee – Grain Farmers of Ontario is a member of both committees. The trials were held at numerous locations across the province and the reports contain information on yield index, moisture, test weight, and charts depicting the performance relative to the average for their maturity.

“The online corn performance trials at www.gocorn.net offer a unique feature allowing users to sort the spreadsheet data by various parameters,” says Meghan Moran, Research Coordinator, Grain Farmers of Ontario. “This is a valuable tool for our members when selecting the best hybrid for their farm.”

The reports are available online at www.gfo.ca, www.gocorn.net, and www.gosoy.ca. To have a printed version of the reports mailed to you, call Grain Farmers of Ontario at 1-800-265-0550 or OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 (email: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca.

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.

Contact:

Barry Senft, CEO - 1-800-265-0550; bsenft@gfo.ca

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