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Cover photo for 2021 OVT Wheat Data and Webinar

2021 OVT Wheat Data and Webinar

The 2021 commercial wheat data is now available via the Variety Selection Tool. We will be holding a training …

Cover photo for Variety Selection Tool Training

Variety Selection Tool Training

On January 28, 2021, the North Carolina OVT program held a virtual webinar going over an introduction to the …

2020 Soybean OVT Data

The 2020 Soybean OVT data is now available on the new variety selection tool: Variety Selection Tool Additionally, we have created …

2019 NC OVT Small Grains Data

The data from our 2018-19 NC OVT Small Grains trials are now available. You can find this data under …

New Twitter Account

For those that use Twitter, the NC OVT has a new Twitter account (@NCOVT) where we will be posting …

Broken Links - Corn Data

My apologies for the broken links you might have found on the 2017 Corn data page. I’ve identified all …

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