Daniel Fromme, Hayes, James A., Levy, Ronnie, Ferguson, Robert E., Mascagni, Jr., Henry J., Shipp, Jim, Deloach, Mildred E.
Each year the LSU AgCenter tests commercial corn hybrids that are entered in the state yield tests by private seed companies. From these, a grower should choose several that are adapted to an individual farm. Information in the tables should help you make these important decisions.
Grain yield is probably the single most important trait to consider. Other hybrid characteristics indirectly affect yield as well. The data in Table 1 give current year and two-year averages when available. Performance of superior hybrids is indicated by footnotes in Table 1. Hybrids are listed alphabetically.
Since hybrids do not perform the same at all locations in Louisiana, it is important to look at yields of the test location most closely fitting your situation. In choosing hybrids where the farm does not fit any test location closely, a consistently high yield across several locations indicates a well-adapted hybrid.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture