Genomes to Fields (G2F)
Genotype by Environment Prediction Competition

The Winner is Team CLAC: Alencar Xavier, Wesley Barber, Cristiano Zimmer, Ignacio Trucillo, and Fabiani da Rocha. Congratulations!


To date, the G2F initiative ( has collected data on over 180,000 corn field plots including 2,500 hybrids and 162 unique environments.


Develop models to predict corn yield in the 2024 G2F trials based on the current G2F dataset and other publicly available data (see About tab for competitions rules and details).


The winner of the competition will receive a cash prize or equivalent compensation of $4,000 and expenses paid travel and registration (up to $1,200) to present their research at an international meeting (see About tab for details). Additionally, participants will be invited to co-author a paper with the competition organizers presenting the findings of the competition and the different modeling strategies (subject to organizer approval).

Corn in early stage

The competition ran from November 15, 2022 to January 15, 2023. The competition is now closed.

Competition Closes in:

The Competition is Closed

Competition Timeline

May 23, 2022

Last day to register for the competition.

May 30, 2022

Training data, and test set information provided to competitors.

November 1, 2022

Prediction submission deadline.

February 2023

Competition winner announced!

March 2023

Winner speaks at Maize Genetics meeting.

November 2022 - November 2023

Participants invited to publish their own papers on individual models.

December 2023

Publish joint paper on competition outcomes.