Many Minnesota farmers should have started filling out their roster of corn hybrids for the next growing season. University of Minnesota Extension corn agronomist Jeff Coulter says the hybrid selection is one of the most important factors impacting yield:

“What we’ve consistently found is that when trying to predict the performance of a hybrid next year, it’s best to use multi-location results and trials from a number of different sites in your region.”

Coulter says putting time into research can help increase yield and maximize profits.