WI and WA are different climates. Maybe some stuff is relevant as far as the grass variety performances?
As to the WI corn trials, it is two 25 ft. rows planted at 40,000 then hand thinned down to 36,000. Hello, in the real world does anyone do this? So a poor seedling vigor variety is masked by this method. I prefer the FIRST Trials. We all should keep in mind that in a severe drought year, 2012 results really don't mean a lot. Go back to 2011, 2010, where results during a "normal" growing season are more relevant.