- To detail agronomic characteristics of new varieties and proven varieties in a specific geographic area.
- To provide information on new varieties to local producers.
- To conduct these tests yearly to produce long-term data.
The regional variety trials have been grown in the Lakeland since 1991. Each variety is tested for three years against a common check variety that is kept in the trial long-term. Each year new varieties are added, and older ones are removed from the trial. How a variety does relative to the check variety can be used as a comparison between varieties that were not grown in the trial at the same time.
The information gathered from these trials is important for producers first, to aid in crop variety selection and, second, to improve economic returns. Determining the cereal varieties that are best suited to production in the LARA area will aid producers in making the most economical decisions for their operations.
The data presented in the following tables is a useful tool for comparing varieties to each other. Information should not be used to determine how much a variety will yield, but rather as a comparison of how one variety will yield in relation to another. The tables will tell how a certain variety yields statistically compared to another variety.
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