“The mission of the Alabama Variety Testing Program is to provide research-based, unbiased results on the performance of various crop hybrids, cultivars, and varieties to the agricultural community in our state. We are intent on conducting these trials in a manner that will result in maximum biological yield through methods common to the top-producing farms in Alabama. We are committed to providing this information in a rapid, timely manner for its use during the decision-making process. The success of the program rests upon our ability to help Alabama producers provide a safe, dependable source of food and fiber for all families as well as economic sustainability for theirs.”


Cultivars were arranged in a randomized complete block experimental design with 4 replications. Plot size was 4 rows, 30- to 38-inches wide, and 20 to 22 feet long. Trials were managed according to the location and local practices (Tables 22, 23). All tests were fertilized according to soil test recommendations. Plots were harvested utilizing a small plot combine from the center 2 rows of each plot. Plot yields were adjusted to 13 percent moisture and converted to bushels (60 pounds/bushel) per acre.