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Yield Tests Prepare for 100th year of Helping Farmers Decide What Seeds to Plant

The Iowa Crop Performance Tests are gearing up for their 100th year of gauging the yields of hundreds of seed varieties, an annual effort that helps farmers decide what seeds to plant the following year.

The Iowa Crop Improvement Association, a nonprofit organization linked with the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy that runs the crop performances tests, recently published online this year’s results, which marks the 99th year the report has been released. Jim Rouse, ICIA executive director, said this year’s report sets the stage for the testing program’s centennial in 2019.

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