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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: White Food Corn: 2001 Performance Test

Authors
item Darrah, Larry
item West, D - UNIV OF TENNESSEE
item Lundquist, R - ILLINOIS FOUNDATION SEEDS
item HIBBARD, BRUCE
item Willmot, David
item Schaafsma, A - UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
item Lee, E - UNIV OF GUELPH, CANADA
item Mckinney, J - IL CROP IMPROVEMENT ASSOC
item Pearce, W - UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
item Betran, J - TEXAS A&M UNIV

Submitted to: Missouri Special Report
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: December 27, 2001
Publication Date: December 31, 2001
Citation: DARRAH, L.L., WEST, D.4., LUNDQUIST, R.L., HIBBARD, B.E., WILLMOT, D.B., SCHAAFSMA, A., LEE, E.A., MCKINNEY, J., PEARCE, W.L., BETRAN, J. WHITE FOOD CORN: 2001 PERFORMANCE TEST. MISSOURI SPECIAL REPORT 540. 2001. UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, COLUMBIA. 65 PP.

Interpretive Summary: Seed producers, white corn millers, and farmers need agronomic performance data to select white seeded corn hybrids adapted for growing in specific regions in the United States. The national performance tests of white hybrids included germplasm in late and early maturity groups. Fourteen and 15 locations were planted for the late and early maturity tests, respectively. Smaller seed companies benefitted by having their products tested in a much wider area than could be accomplished by the company itself. In 2001, the late maturity test compared 22 white hybrids submitted by 10 commercial seed producers, and the early test included 21 white hybrids from eight commercial seed producers. Significant performance differences were found among the entries in both tests for yield and all agronomic traits measured. First- and second-generation European corn borer data were observed at Columbia and Tipton, MO. Corn earworm damage and mold occurrence were obtained from Lubbock, TX, and moisture stress responses were observed at Halfway, TX. Stewart's wilt reactions were observed at the University of Illinois. Kernel quality evaluations were done by the Illinois Crop Improvement Association. These included the quality traits of test weight, kernel weight, kernel size, thins, density, and percentage horny endosperm. A report was published and distributed to the participating state experiment stations, seedsmen, and corn millers and processors. For further information, see the Web page located at URL http://www.agron.missouri.edu/ars_columbia/fcpt&fd.html.

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