About Us

The University of Illinois Variety Testing program began in 1934. Crop performance tests are conducted annually to provide farmers, extension personnel, and private seed companies with agronomic information on hybrids and varieties of the major Illinois field crops. The trials are professionally managed and conducted in a research-based manner to minimize variability and insure the integrity of the results. This level of expertise and professionalism make performance reports issued by this program the premier source of objective third party information on current varieties. Performance reports available at this time include commercial corn, conventional and roundup resistant soybeans, forage crops, wheat and sorghum.