Quality data, uniform plots, and plot design flexibility are the cornerstones of our testing program. We strive for these standards within our testing. Our capabilities include but are not limited to the following areas.
Hybrid & Variety Testing
Hybrid and variety trials allow our customers to compare and evaluate crop varieties against each other (their line in the environments unique to our region). We conduct variety trials on the following three main crops, but we are open to others based on customer needs:
Agronomic tests allow our clients to determine efficacy of added fertility, herbicide, fungicide, biological, and other seed treatments on field crops. We have conducted agronomic trials on numerous crops using procedures like in-furrow, broadcast, seed treatments, foliar, and backpack spraying.
- Winter wheat
- Sugar beets
- Dry bean
Crop Destruct, Regulated, & Stewarded
Crop destruct, regulated and stewarded trials are conducted, as directed by the sponsor, to maximize new trait evaluation in an environment. By conducting these trials, a company must adhere to all company, state, and federal policies concerning the trait(s).
Our staff has over 15 years of regulated and crop destruct experience. We have worked successfully with several companies to evaluate new genetic traits and adhere to the required stewardship policies put forth by the state and federal agencies as well as company-specific guidelines.
Sales Demonstration Plots
We can coordinate with your sales and marketing team to design a demonstration plot site that will emphasize key product comparisons and increase product market visibility. Our experience has been with hybrid and variety strips, fungicide, herbicide bare-ground, and in-crop display.