Variety Plot Results

Generate a Report

It's easy to generate a personalized Plot Report for either corn or soybeans - simply select a year and click the Generate Report button for either corn or soy.

  1. Select a year to generate a report for Corn:
  2. Select a year to generate a report for Soybeans:

To View University of MN Plot Trials, Click here

To View Northwestern MN On-farm Crop Trials, Click here

To View and Contact County Plot Chairs, Click here

Additional Instructions

  1. Select a year from the 'droplist' above for corn or soybean and click 'Generate Report'.
  2. From the next page, select either individual counties or "all counties", or click the county name to select individual plots within a specific county to include in your personalized plot summary.
  3. Click "Continue" and your report will be generated automatically.
  4. Click the repetitions (rep) number to see a list of the plots included for a given variety or click on the name of a plot cooperator to see detailed information on that plot.

Check out the features of the Variety Plot program!

The Variety Plot program has been updated to provide the following features and tools for individuals to use.

  • Select whole counties or individual plots within a county to include in reports
  • Compare multiple county plot reports on one screen
  • New map feature showing where the county/plot is located in Minnesota
  • We've added the Relative Maturity Dates for the Hybrid Varieties
  • Printer friendly versions of reports
  • Faster report generation and improved (user friendly) interface


Corn harvest reports from cooperators will include “Return After Drying” information for the individual plots.

Drying costs are subtracted from gross return. Gross return will be the yield multiplied by a grain price that is updated annually. Drying costs will be subtracted from gross return when grain moisture at harvest is above 15%. Drying costs are assumed to be $0.45/point/bushel and a standard shrink value of 1.4 will be used. The assumed corn price is $3.75 per bushel.

About the Yield Index

While the actual yield number is important, the "index" is a better indicator of a hybrid's performance over a number of plots. An index of 100 means that the hybrid's average yield was equal to the average of the plots it was in. Higher index numbers indicate hybrids that consistently perform above average.

Also, please note the number of replications, or plot repetitions. More replications usually mean a more accurate index number.

Unbiased information is always at your fingertips.

The MCGA, through our affiliated county corn and soybean growers associations, offers one of the few independent, farmer-managed plot systems in the country. County plot cooperators organize and manage the plots, and collect the data that goes into our MCGA summaries.

Information on Technology Traits

The plot reports include all herbicide and insect resistance traits currently known to the Minnesota Corn Growers.

The letter codes which follow the hybrid names relate to the traits listed below. Be sure to consult your seed supplier or seed label when choosing corn and soybean herbicides.

CONV - conventional
LL - contains the LibertyLink gene for resistance to Liberty (glufosinate) herbicide
RR - contains the Roundup Ready gene for tolerance to Roundup herbicide
RR2 - contains the Roundup Ready Corn 2 trait that provides crop safety for over-the-top applicationsof labeled glyphosate herbicides when applied according to the label directions.
GT - contains the Agrisure GT gene for tolerance to Glyphosate herbicide
CL, IR, or IT - contains the Clearfield trait for resistance to Lightning (imidazolinone) herbicide
YGCB - contains the YieldGard Corn Borer trait for corn borer resistance
YGRW - contains the YieldGard Corn Rootworm trait for corn rootworm resistance
YGPL - contains the YieldGard Plus trait for corn borer and corn rootworm resistance
HX1 - contains the Herculex Insect trait for corn borer, fall armyworm, and cutworm protection
VT3 - contains the YieldGard VT Triple traits for insect and weed protection
VT3P - contains the YieldGard VT Triple and Genuity traits to provide dual modes-of-action against above-ground pests and is stacked with below-ground insect protection
GENSS - contains the Genuity VT Triple PRO and Herculex XTRA traits to control root, stalk and ear-feeding insects, plus RR2 and LL tolerance for weed protection
AM1 - contains Optimum AcreMax 1 Insect Protection System with an integrated corn rootworm refuge solution
SSTX - contains the Genuity VT Triple Pro traits, Herculex Xtra traits, LibertyLink gene and the Roundup Ready Corn trait traits, that provides resistance to corn borers, rootworms, tolerance to glyphosate herbicides and resistance to Ignite herbicide
SSTX-RIB - Contains either the SmartStax RIB Complete technology or the REFUGE ADVANCED powered by SmartStax technology
VT2P - Genuity VT Double Pro, contains the Genuity VT Pro genes and the Roundup Ready Corn 2 trait, provides resistance to corn borers and tolerance to glyphosate herbicides

Thanks to Our Dedicated Plot Coordinators

We'd like to thank participating county plot cooperators for all the work they put into ensuring complete and accurate plot information. Without their support and cooperation this project would not be possible.

All information relating to hybrid names and traits was provided by cooperating county grower organizations. Seed representatives and plot chairs should contact the MCGA to report new information regarding technology traits. The MCGA and MCR&PC assume no liability for the accuracy of this information.

Want to know more info?

If you have questions about the MCGA Variety Plot program, or suggestions on making the program better, click here to send an e-mail or call Cara Soukup at the MCGA office (952) 460-3603.