Maize Hybrid Evaluation Booklets

Maize Hybrid Performance Trials 2017/18

The 2017/18 Maize Hybrid Performance Trials book is now available.

This is the second edition of the MPT book to include results from multiple sites and multiple years. This means that some hybrid results are given as averages from four different season, and from up to eleven separate trials. Data from multiple seasons for a maize hybrids performance is more valuable than results from a single season as they show the hybrids ability to perform over season with different weather patterns. Ultimately the most consistent performers will rise to the top of multiple year results. The more trials a cultivar has been in, the more confidence can be taken from its reported performance.

For the 2017/18 season, the number of sites increased to eight, with two of the maize seed companies in the programme hosting, managing and harvesting

MPT trials. The MPT system relies on companies collaborating and including their cultivars for the overall good of the industry. We encourage you to use the information in this booklet to help you make sound hybrid selection decisions.

We welcome any queries or suggestions on how we might further improve these booklets. Please contact us if you have ideas, or if you require any additional information not included in this booklet.

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Maize Hybrid Performance Trials 2016/2017

Maize Hybrids 2016/2017

This is the third edition of the Maize Hybrid Performance Trials results booklet and is the first to include results from multiple sites and multiple years. This means that some hybrid results are given as averages from three different season, and from up to eight separate trials. Data from multiple seasons for a maize hybrids pe

rformance is more valuable than results from a single season as they show the hybrids ability to perform over season with different weather patterns. Ultimately the most consistent performers will rise to the top of multiple year results. The more trials a cultivar has been in, the more confidence can be taken from its reported performance.

We welcome any queries or suggestions on how we might further improve these booklets. Please contact us if you have ideas, or if you require any additional information not included in this booklet.

Click here to read Maize Hybrids 2016/17

Maize Hybrid Evaluation Booklet 2015/16

The MPT is an independently verified system to compare hybrids and for the publishing of quality and yield results.

The first season of MPT trials, undertaken in the 2014/15 season, were a solid start to the MPT system, providing the only independent source of information you have available when making decisions on hybrid selection.

For the 2015/16 season, the number of sites increased to five, and a third seed company joined the programme. The MPT system relies on

compan

ies collaborating and including their cultivars for the overall good of the industry. We encourage you to use the information in this booklet to help you make sound hybrid selection decisions.

Click here to read 2015-16 Maize Hybrid Evaluation Book

Maize Hybrid Evaluation Booklet 2014/15

The MPT is an independently verified system to compare hybrids and for the publishing of quality and yield results.

The Maize Hybrid Performance Trials (MPT) are organised and funded through the Maize Hybrid Performance Trial Committee, which is made up of representatives from FAR, NZ Plant Breeding and Research Association and the participating seed companies.

The first trials were planted in the spring of 2014 and harvested in 2015. The results were published in mid-2015 and can be found in the book attached below. The second year's results will be published in a similar format in mid-2016.

Click here to read 2014-15 Maize Hybrid Evaluation Book

Maize Hybrid Performance Trials

The MPT is an independently verified system to compare hybrids and for the publishing of quality and yield results for farmers and participating seed companies. Taking part in the trialling programme are seed companies with close-to-market or commercial lines of maize hybrids.

Click here to read the 2014/15 FAR Hybrid Evaluation Booklet.