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Ontario corn trials now available

GUELPH, ON (December 3, 2013) – The 2013 Ontario Hybrid Corn Performance Trials Report is now available. The reports contain yield data and production information that is helpful to farmers as they select seed for 2014.

The trials conducted by the Ontario Corn Committee were held at 22 locations across the province and tested a variety of seed from 11 companies. The reports contain information on yield index, moisture, test weight, and performance relative to the average for their maturity. The online version of the report’s spreadsheet format allows users to sort the list according to their interests. 

“The online corn performance trials at www.gocorn.net not only provide information for many different varieties of corn but allow users to sort the data available,” says Meghan Moran, Research Coordinator, Grain Farmers of Ontario. “It is a great tool to help our farmer-members select the best hybrid for their farm.”

The reports are available online at www.gfo.ca and www.gocorn.net. If you are unable to access the trial results from the website, 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) and they will mail you a printed copy.

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.

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

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