EARLY SEASON

BECKS

4712 — 99-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid for very northern areas.

  • Fast emergence, early vigor.

  • Medium tall for sandy soils.

CROPLAN GENETICS

268RR2/Bt — 87-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with outstanding yield potential.

  • Genetics allow movement north.

  • Produces grain even during cool growing seasons.

  • Very good seedling vigor, staygreen, stalks and roots.

355RR2/Bt — 95-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with excellent stalks, grain quality, test weight and drought tolerance.

  • Highest yielding at this maturity.

  • Responsive to high populations.

  • Great plant health.

421RR2/Bt — 100-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with exceptional yield on black, high-organic matter soils.

  • Excellent yield and test weight.

  • Late flowering, so hybrid moves south better than north.

412HX/LL — 100-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with exceptional drought tolerance for Western Corn Belt.

  • Large flex ear handles lower populations, sandy soils.

  • Tall hybrid, medium ear placement.

  • Good stalks and roots.

CROWS

4W014 — 95 RM

  • YGRW hybrid with excellent yields across environments.

  • Processor-Preferred high-fermentable corn and high-extractable starch.

  • Outstanding heat and drought stress tolerance and standability.

  • Very good ear flex and test weight.

4S502 — 97-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with new high-yielding genetics.

  • Semi-flex ear on a medium-sized plant.

  • Average staygreen, but very good integrity.

  • Excellent stalk, root strength and drought scores.

2114 B — 100 RM

  • YGCB hybrid features very good stress tolerance.

  • Versatile in different soil types; high yield potential.

  • Top ratings for gray leaf spot tolerance.

  • Very good staygreen, fall integrity, test weight and ear flex.

5S840 — 104-Day RM

  • RR /YGCB hybrid responds well to higher populations, fertility.

  • High test weight, good-quality grain.

  • Use for both grain and silage.

  • Possible food-grade quality.

DAIRYLAND

Stealth-6685 — 85-Day RM

  • RR version of 1685 with excellent roots and disease package.

  • Stable yields across environments with rapid drydown.

  • Tested as DST-8540RR2 in 2003 trials.

Stealth-1690 — 90-Day RM

  • Early flowering conventional hybrid; outstanding yield potential.

  • Outyielded Pioneer 38P05, P39D81 in Dairyland research.

  • Very good early zone performance, fast drydown.

  • Tested as DST-9059 in 2003 trials.

Stealth-8194 — 94-Day RM

  • YGPL version of Stealth-5194.
  • Excellent ear retention.
  • Very good overall disease package.

Stealth-6497 — 97-Day RM

  • RR version of Stealth-1497.

  • Excellent agronomics with superior root strength, drought tolerance.

  • Stable performance across environments.

  • Entered as DST-9725RR2 in 2003 trials.

DEKALB

DKC40-05 — 90-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with excellent yield potential.

  • Excellent emergence and seedling growth; strong agronomics.

  • Consistent performance across wide range of soil types and growing conditions.

DKC46-22 — 96-Day RM

  • RR2/YGPL hybrid with exceptional yield potential, excellent seedling growth and root strength.

  • Very good emergence, drydown and test weight.

  • Adapts to all soil types and performs well at all yield levels.

DKC51-39 (RR2/YGPL) — 101-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR2 high-yielding hybrid with very good defensive characteristics.

  • Well adapted across a wide range of environments and geographic areas.

  • Very good stalks, excellent roots and ear retention allow for harvest flexibility.

DKC54-47 (YGPL) — 104-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid provides high yield potential over a wide range of environments and management practices.

  • Excellent emergence and seedling growth provide consistent stand, solid disease package.

  • Consistent performance.

FS SEED

FS 3416 ND — 95-Day RM

  • NutriDense conventional silage hybrid.

  • Delivers more milk per acre.

  • Superior tonnage, nutritional quality compared to standard yellow dent corn.

FS 4264 LL — 100-Day RM

  • LL hybrid with excellent fall appearance, standability and grain quality.

  • Outstanding yield.

FS 4475 YGCB — 104-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with excellent drydown and yield.

  • Good grain quality.

FS 4895 YGPL — 104-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid with excellent disease resistance.

  • Very good stalk strength and roots.

  • Outstanding yield.

FIELDER'S CHOICE

7150R — 80-Day RM

  • RR hybrid with very good yield potential.

  • Very fast emergence, early flowering and black layer; outstanding drydown.

  • Adaptable to heavy and light soils; excellent stalk strength.

7423S — 93-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with outstanding yield.

  • Excellent seedling vigor.

  • Very good gray leaf spot tolerance, excellent roots.

7435B — 95-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with excellent yield.

  • Excellent emergence, early flowering and black layer. Extremely fast drydown.

  • Adapts to variable soils with excellent stalk and root strength.

7697S — 103-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with excellent yield potential.

  • Excellent staygreen, extremely fast drydown.

  • Very good plant health package (high gray leaf spot rating).

GARST

8922YG1 — 90-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with excellent emergence and early vigor. Solid agronomics.

  • Very good early flex for plant population flexibility.

  • Good grain quality and drydown. Superior yield.

8872CRW/RR — 92-Day RM

  • G-STAC/YGRW/RR hybrid with top yields.

  • Widely adapted across its maturity zone.

  • Best performance with medium-high to high plant populations.

  • Good plant health and early vigor.

8921YG1/RR — 92-Day RM

  • G-STAC/RR/YGCB hybrid with excellent emergence and early vigor.

  • Very nice ear flex for plant population flexibility.

  • Good grain quality and drydown.

8881RR — 95-Day RM

  • RR hybrid with top yield; excellent root strength and solid agronomics.

  • Widely adapted across geographies.

  • Medium plant height with semi-flex ear.

  • Excellent drydown and harvestability.

GOLDEN HARVEST

H-6565RR — 88-90-Day RM

  • Bt hybrid with excellent yield potential.

  • Excellent seedling vigor; grain hardens quickly.

  • Very good drought tolerance.

H-7007Bt — 95-97-Day RM

  • No. 1-yielding Bt hybrid in 2003 RST 2.

  • Outstanding yield-to-moisture ratio; very fast drydown.

  • Stable performance in stressful environments.

H-7567Bt/RR — 100-Day RM

  • Bt hybrid with great drought tolerance.

  • Reliable performer under stress.

  • Widely adapts to variable environments, soil conditions.

H-7960RW — 101-104-Day RM

  • Bt hybrid with excellent emergence and vigor in cool, wet soils.

  • Excellent staygreen; nice grain quality and tremendous test weight.

  • Performs well over a wide range of environments.

GREAT LAKES

4527 — 95-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid that replaces 4527.

  • Same great performance with 2-bu. yield increase.

  • Significantly improved emergence.

  • Excellent natural resistance to corn borer.

4689BTRR — 96-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR hybrid with super yield; completely new genetics.

  • Great stalk and root strength.

  • Very good for no-till and corn-on-corn.

  • Adapts to many soil types and dries fast.

4666 — 96-Day RM

  • Conventional CL hybrid with very good yield potential.

  • Medium-short plant dries fast for maturity.

  • Super companion for 4623BT and 4527.

5088BTRR — 100-Day RM

  • Short-statured YGCB/RR hybrid with super yield.

  • High test weight and very good grain quality.

  • Fast drydown; best at high populations.

KRUGER

K-5505YGCB — 104-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with excellent stalks and ear retention.

  • Excellent seedling vigor. Use on all soil types.

  • Flex ear that performs at wide range of populations.

LG SEEDS

LG2494 — 101-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with high yield potential. RR and LL trait versions available.

  • Exceptional heat and drought tolerance.

  • Very stable yield performance.

MYCOGEN

2R282 — 90-Day RM

  • RR hybrid with excellent early emergence, very good standability and exceptional drydown.

  • Produces a girthy ear type with very good test weight and grain quality.

  • Good east-to-west adaptation and moves north well.

  • Replaces Mycogen's 2G223 and 2G225; excellent companion to Mycogen 2T336.

2T336 — 92-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR hybrid with top-notch emergence and early vigor.

  • Adapts to a wide variety of tillage systems.

  • Provides competitive yields and very good standability throughout the growing season.

  • Excellent companion to Mycogen 2G316.

2J525 — 102-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with outstanding yield potential in high-management, high-yield environments.

  • Strong emergence and early vigor, good stalks and excellent roots.

  • Best performance where it is medium-full to full season in maturity.

  • Strong companion to Mycogen 4150LL and replacement for 2M527.

2R570 — 104-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with broad-spectrum insect protection.

  • Exceptional performance in high-yield environments.

  • Very consistent ears with deep grain on slender cobs at high plant densities.

  • Good stalks and roots; excellent staygreen and fast drydown.

NC+

1194RB — 92-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR2 hybrid with excellent yield potential.

  • Strong root and stalk strength; good grain quality.

  • Plant at medium-to-high populations.

2164BD — 100-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid with quick drydown, outstanding yields.

  • Uniform ear style adapts well to higher plant populations.

  • Adapts well to all environments. Includes Poncho 250 for control of secondary insects.

2163RB — 100-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR2 version of NC+ 2162 with quick drydown and outstanding yields.

  • Uniform ear style adapts well to higher plant populations.

  • Adapts well to all environments.

NK BRAND

N18-F2 — 84-Day RM

  • Good choice for food-grade market.

  • Excellent grain quality; high yield potential.

  • Very good stalk and root strength.

N36-R6 — 97-Day RM

  • YG/LL (ECB) high-yielding hybrid.

  • Strong emergence; excellent early growth.

  • Adapted primarily for Western and Central Corn Belts.

N51-M8 — 104-Day RM

  • LL hybrid with good stalks and roots.

  • Good ear flex to adapt to a wide range of populations.

  • Well suited for Eastern Corn Belt.

N52-Y7 — 104-Day RM

  • LL hybrid with excellent stress tolerance.

  • Very good stalk and root strength.

  • Tall hybrid best suited for black high-organic-matter soils of Western Corn Belt.

PFISTER

1680RRBt — 101-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB stack with high yield potential.

  • Wide geographic and soil adaptation.

1688Bt — 102-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with outstanding yield potential. Great companion to Pfister 1680Bt.

  • Excellent gray leaf spot and disease resistance.

  • Tall dual-purpose hybrid with excellent late-season intactness.

2060Bt — 103-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with superior yields and late-season appearance.

  • Best corn-on-corn hybrid in maturity range.

  • Wide area of adaptation, goes south well.

  • Great companion to Pfister 1680Bt.

PIONEER

38B85 — 96-Day RM

  • Impressive yield potential and strong agronomics.

  • Genetic diversity and above-average root- and stalk-lodging resistance.

  • Good early growth. Average test weight and very good husk cover.

  • Superior head smut resistance.

37A91 — 97-Day RM

  • New genetic package with excellent yield potential.

  • Solid agronomics and stable performance across a wide range of environments.

  • Above-average root-lodging resistance, early growth and staygreen.

  • Strong drought tolerance, above-average mid-season brittle stalk resistance.

  • Avoid planting in areas where head smut is a concern.

38H66 — 99-Day RM

  • RR2 hybrid adapts across a wide range of environments.

  • Excellent yield potential, reliable agronomics, outstanding stability.

  • Above-average root and stalk strength; average mid-season brittle stalk resistance.

  • Exceptional grain yield and good forage quality. Manage similarly to 38H67.

38H68 — 100-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with excellent yield potential, reliable agronomics and outstanding stability.

  • Above-average root and stalk strength; average for mid-season brittle stalk resistance.

  • Exceptional yield and good forage quality. Manage similarly to 38H67.

WYFFELS

W2690 — 101-Day RM

  • Conventional flex-ear hybrid with reliable high yields.

  • Fast drydown; excellent yield-to-moisture ratio.

  • Highly resistant to green snap.

W2717 — 102-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR hybrid with impressive yield potential for maturity.

  • Tall plant with exceptional roots.

  • Fast canopy development.

  • Exceptional yield-to-moisture ratio.

W2713 — 102-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with impressive yield potential for maturity.

  • Tall plant with exceptional roots. Highly resistant to green snap.

  • Exceptional yield-to-moisture ratio.

MID-SEASON

ASGROW

RX715RR2 — 111-Day RM

  • Very strong performing RR2 hybrid across a wide range of environments.

  • Very good emergence and seedling growth for consistent stand establishment.

  • Very good fall drydown.

RX752RR2 — 112-Day RM

  • RR2 hybrid widely adapted to various soil types and management practices.

  • Early-season; allows for quick start.

  • Consistent performance across environments.

RX752RR2/YGPL — 112-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR2 hybrid widely adapted to various soil types and management practices.

  • Early-season, allows for quick start.

  • Consistent performance across environments.

BECKS

5129 — 105-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with tremendous drought tolerance.

  • Responds to high populations.

  • Perfect for muck soils.

5222 — 108-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with tremendous yield for maturity.

  • Large, girthy ears.

  • Fast emergence and early vigor.

5597 — 110-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with tremendous plant health.

  • Excellent stress tolerance.

  • Performs on any soil type.

5959CB — 110-Day RM

  • Corn borer hybrid with outstanding appearance.

  • Tremendous yielder.

  • Steady performance leader.

BURRUS

433P — 108-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid with consistent yield capacity.

  • Great natural standability from a low-profile, high-population hybrid.

  • Great stalks and roots begin with the base genetics.

486P — 109-Day RM

  • High yielding YGPL hybrid with best return on good soils.

  • Dries fast and should be on the front half of your harvest schedule.

  • Poncho Xtra is exclusively applied.

498RW — 109-Day RM

  • YGRW hybrid with strong stalks and roots. New genetic family.

  • Strong performance, especially in variant area.

  • Prefers high plant populations.

623B — 112-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with great stalks and roots.

  • Works best Central and North.

  • High population hybrid. Average drydown with big top-end yield.

CROPLAN GENETICS

576Bt/CL — 107-Day RM

  • YGCB/CL hybrid with very large ears, allows lower plant populations on sandier soils.

  • Agronomically sound.

  • Produces grain during hot and dry, or cool and wet seasons.

579HX/LL — 107-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with medium-tall plant, extremely upright leaves.

  • Perfect for narrow rows.

  • Strong stalks and roots.

667HX/LL — 111-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with excellent yield potential.

  • Medium flex ear; keep populations on the higher side.

  • Great test weight and plant health.

697HX/LL/CL — 112-Day RM

  • HX1/LL/CL hybrid with outstanding heat and drought tolerance.

  • Excellent stalks, roots and late-season plant health.

  • Exceptional disease tolerance, including gray leaf spot.

  • Defensive hybrid with high yields at high populations.

CROWS

4803 — 108-Day RM

  • Consistent, widely-adapted conventional hybrid.

  • Medium-short plant with very girthy semi-flexible ears.

  • Excellent for continuous corn and best for 20-in. rows.

  • Excellent leaf disease tolerance.

4805 B — 108-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with very high yield potential.

  • Excellent corn-on-corn and excellent for 20-in. rows.

  • Outstanding stalk and root strength, staygreen and fall appearance.

  • Very good gray leaf spot tolerance.

4903B — 110-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with extremely high yield.

  • Excellent drought scores and east-to-west adaptation.

  • Best performance on non-compacted soils; large girthy ears.

  • Responds well to high management situations.

4963 B — 112-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with very high yield potential, very widely adapted.

  • Excellent stay green, plant integrity and late-season appearance.

  • Robust, attractive plant, large girthy ear. Excels with high management.

DAIRYLAND

Stealth-5503 — 103-105-Day RM

  • YGCB version of Stealth-1503.

  • Tremendous yields, girthy ears, excellent early vigor.

  • Excellent performance on loams and no-till soils; entered as DST-10430Bt in 2003 trials.

Stealth-5007 — 105-107-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with dominant yield performance. Entered as DST-10742Bt in 2003 trials.

  • Excellent stalks; wide adaptation.

  • Outyielded DKC53-34 and Pioneer 35P15 in Dairyland research.

Stealth-8611 — 109-112-Day RM

  • YGPL version of Stealth-1611.

  • Outstanding yield potential; terrific eye appeal.

  • Large girthy, consistent ears with very good ear retention.

Stealth-1709 — 107-109-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with exceptional yield potential; outstanding health and staygreen.

  • Robust plant with long, girthy ears.

  • Good choice for corn-on-corn; entered as DST-10832 in 2003 trials.

DEKALB

DKC60-14 (YGPL) — 110-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid with consistent performance across environments and management practices.

  • Very good emergence and stalks.

  • Very good roots and drought tolerance; top yield potential.

DKC60-18 (RR2/YGPL) — 110-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR2 hybrid with very good emergence and seedling growth.

  • Early flowering and very good stalks, roots and drydown help provide consistent performance.

DKC61-45 (RR2/YGCB) — 111-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR2 hybrid combines top-end yield potential, very good standability and a solid disease package for Central and Eastern Corn Belt.

  • Very good plant health; adapted to all tillage systems.

  • Top-end yields in high-yield environments.

FS SEED

FS 5435RR — 107-Day RM

  • RR hybrid performs extremely well across Iowa.

  • Strong agronomic package; use in a wide variety of soil types and growing conditions.

FS 5614 ND/CL — 109-Day RM

  • Nutritionally enhanced CL/NutriDense hybrid with very good stalk and roots.

  • Specifically bred to use as a grain hybrid for Midwest hog producers.

  • High levels of amino acids and proteins.

FS 6316 ND/YGCB — 111-Day RM

  • YGCB/NutriDense hybrid offers superior quality silage production; increased animal digestibility and palatability.

  • Good fit for dairy producers.

FS 6584LL — 111-Day RM

  • LL hybrid with outstanding stress tolerance.

  • Excellent late season intactness, very good dry downfall combined with outstanding yields.

FIELDER'S CHOICE

7656S — 105-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with tremendous yield potential; consistent, girthy ears.

  • Good emergence and strong seedling vigor.

  • Excellent drydown.

7785 — 112-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid excels in high-yield environments.

  • Outstanding grain quality and superior plant health.

  • Very good stress tolerance, excellent standability and late-season plant intactness.

7767B — 112-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with excellent stalk and root strength; top-end yield potential.

  • Very good plant health; excellent tolerance to gray leaf spot.

  • Widely adapted.

7728S — 112-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with incredible yield performance.

  • Excellent late-season plant intactness.

  • Consistent, girthy ears; excellent standability.

GARST

8535YG1/IT — 108-Day RM

  • G-STAC/YGCB/CL hybrid; widely adapted yield leader that works across soil types.

  • Excellent stalk and root strength.

  • Tall hybrid with ear flex and good drydown.

8534YG1/RR — 108-Day RM

  • G-STAC/YGCB/RR hybrid; broadly adapted yield leader with soil type flexibility.

  • Tall hybrid with ear flex and good drydown.

  • Dependable stalk and root strength.

8424 — 110-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with strong emergence and early vigor for multiple tillage options.

  • Medium-tall hybrid with moderate flex ear.

  • Good staygreen and plant integrity for late-season appeal.

8486 YG1/RR — 112-Day RM

  • Broadly adapted G-STAC/YGCB/RR hybrid.

  • Medium-tall with good overall agronomics. Good gray leaf spot tolerance.

  • Moderate ear flex for plant population flexibility.

GOLDEN HARVEST

H-8410Bt — 106-108-Day RM

  • Bt hybrid with wide area of adaptation and excellent staygreen.

  • Exceptional test weight; high extractable starch.

  • Good choice for replant in areas south of its adapted maturity zone.

H-8415Bt/RW — 106-108-Day RM

  • Bt hybrid with wide area of adaptation.

  • Excellent staygreen; high extractable starch.

  • Good choice for replant in areas south of its adapted maturity zone.

H-8446Bt/RR — 107-Day RM

  • Outstanding pH tolerance allows this Bt hybrid to be placed on high calcareous soils with elevated pH levels.

  • Defensive characteristics; great harvestability and yield consistency.

H-8959Bt — 110-113 RM

  • Bt hybrid with attractive fall appearance; well adapted to variable soils.

  • Excellent test weight and grain quality.

  • Excellent performance over a wide range of populations.

GREAT LAKES

5522 — 105-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with super performance on light and moderate soils.

  • Deep kernels and tiny cob maximize yield potential.

  • Plant higher populations for best results; keep in Zones V and VI.

5606 — 106-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with excellent yield.

  • Very good gray leaf spot tolerance.

  • Girthy ear packs on yield, dries fast.

  • Works well in any soil type at higher populations.

5961RWRR — 109-Day RM

  • YGCR/RR hybrid; top seller (5961) now available in 11 different trait versions.

  • Super yield and overall performance. 5961Bt was No. 1 in the 2003 F.I.R.S.T. trials.

6070 — 110-Day RM

  • Workhorse conventional hybrid; great yield and solid standability.

  • Very good tolerance to gray leaf spot.

  • Strong early growth and uptake of nitrogen; moderate ear flex for most soil types.

KRUGER

K-0508 — 108-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid; choice for corn-on-corn.

  • Excellent seedling vigor; very good gray leaf spot tolerance.

  • Consistent performance across all soil types.

K-5410YGCB — 110-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid well adapted to Iowa and Illinois.

  • Very good gray leaf spot tolerance.

  • Great stalk and root quality with excellent yield potential.

LG SEEDS

LG2536 — 105-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with excellent emergence in cool soils.

  • Superior performance in sandy loam and woodland soils.

  • Excellent plant health; YGRW version available.

LG2586 — 111-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with exceptional yield potential.

  • Good flex ear for moderate and low populations.

  • Good vigor for early planting, excellent stalk strength.

LG2603W — 112-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with exceptional yield potential.

  • Excellent kernel texture and color.

  • Very good dry down, high test weight.

MYCOGEN

2A654 — 109-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with broad-spectrum insect protection.

  • Best adapted to central and Eastern Corn Belt.

  • Offers outstanding yield stability; medium-length, girthy ear is held close to the stalk by a short shank.

  • Also available as conventional hybrid 2A644.

2A681 — 110-Day RM

  • YGPL high-yielding hybrid with outstanding emergence and early vigor, very good standability, excellent late-season plant intactness.

  • Flowers relatively late, but has rapid grain fill and fast drydown.

  • Wide east-to-west adaptation and moves south well.

  • Also available as YGRW hybrid 2A672.

TMF2M696 — 110-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid; higher-yielding, later-maturing version of TMF108.

  • Tall, leafy hybrid with medium ear placement.

  • Strong choice for livestock operations trying to maximize tonnage per acre.

NC+

4834RD — 112-Day RM

  • Breakthrough racehorse YGRW/RR2 hybrid with excellent top end yield; includes Poncho 250.

  • Excellent emergence and early growth.

  • Tremendous ear flex; requires only moderate populations.

  • Very good drydown for maturity; target well-drained, high fertility fields.

4844BD — 112-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid with excellent top-end yields; includes Poncho 250.

  • Excellent emergence and early growth.

  • Tremendous ear flex; requires only moderate populations.

  • Very good drydown for maturity; target well-drained, high fertility fields.

4574RB — 112-Day RM

  • RR2/YGCB version of NC+ 4573B.

  • Tall, robust plants work well in high heat environments.

  • Use early- to mid-season in full-season areas.

  • Long, flexible ears maximize yield at low-to-moderate populations.

4826RB — 112-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR2 version of NC+ 4822 for top yields.

  • Excellent emergence and early growth; excellent drydown for maturity.

  • Tremendous ear flex; requires only moderate populations.

  • Target well-drained, high-fertility fields.

NK BRAND

N61-V4 — 107-Day RM

  • Broadly adapted with heavy test weight.

  • Ideal for high residue fields; excellent emergence.

  • Gray leaf spot protection.

N67-W5 — 109-Day RM

  • YG/LL (ECB) hybrid with good emergence and fast early growth. Good stalks and roots with quick drydown.

  • Extra Edge hybrid for high extractable starch.

  • Best response in high-yielding environments.

N71-Z3 — 112-Day RM

  • LL hybrid; excellent option for refuge acres with fast emergence and seedling growth.

  • Very good drought tolerance; strong stalks with excellent roots.

  • Extra Edge hybrid for high extractable starch.

N72-W9 — 112-Day RM

  • LL hybrid widely adapted for various soils and tillage systems.

  • Strong drought tolerance.

  • Very good late-season plant health.

PFISTER

2380 — 105-Day RM

  • White-cob conventional hybrid; excellent refuge for Pfister 2326Bt.

  • Plant on best soils to take advantage of yield potential.

  • Works on all soil types.

2588Bt — 110-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with extremely high yield potential.

  • Large, girthy ears.

  • Widely adapted, but keep off wet soils; compare to Pfister 2656Bt.

2740 — 111-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with huge yield potential.

  • Position on best soils.

  • Prolific-type hybrid; supply may be tight in 2005.

2672LL — 111-Day RM

  • The best LL hybrid in maturity; widely adapted.

  • Strong stalks and roots.

PIONEER

35D28 — 106-Day RM

  • Widely adapted with a solid agronomic and disease package; excellent yield potential.

  • Above average stalk and root lodging resistance, very good staygreen, above average plant and ear height.

  • Predicts above average for mid-season brittle stalk resistance.

  • Good drought tolerance.

35Y62 — 106-Day RM

  • HX1/LL/RR2 hybrid with excellent yield potential in high-yield environments.

  • Above average stalk and root lodging resistance, very good drydown, good test weight.

  • Manage similarly to 35Y67 (HX1,LL) and 35Y65.

34N45 — 110-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR2 hybrid with excellent yield potential and wide adaptability.

  • Early silking hybrid. Very good staygreen and strong drought tolerance.

  • Consistent performance in all yield environments. Good early growth.

  • Above average for mid-season brittle stalk resistance.

  • Shorter plant type and ear height. Manage similarly to 34N44 (YGCB).

33N56 — 112-Day RM

  • Solid agronomic and disease resistance traits ideally suited to western head smut-prone areas and the Eastern Corn Belt.

  • Excellent yield potential. Very good stalk lodging resistance, above average root strength and test weight.

  • Staygreen and drought tolerance are very good. Moderate plant and ear height.

WYFFELS

W3945 — 105-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with impressive yields, fast drydown.

  • Tall plant with excellent roots; very good plant health.

  • Good drought tolerance.

W5340 — 107-Day RM

  • Reliable high yielding conventional hybrid, even under dry conditions.

  • Very good standability and plant health.

  • Good natural ECB resistance; very good foliar disease tolerance.

W7275 — 111-Day RM

  • A consistent, top-end yielding HX1/LL hybrid.

  • Tall, robust plant with eye appeal. Solid agronomics.

W7260 — 112-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with tremendous yield; high test-weight grain.

  • Eye-catching health and staygreen.

  • Excellent gray leaf spot tolerance; very good anthracnose tolerance.

FULL SEASON

ASGROW

RX778RR2 — 113-Day RM

  • RR2 hybrid with excellent yield potential.

  • Excellent roots, very good stalk quality; solid disease package.

  • Consistent performance across a wide range of environments.

RX818W — 115-Day RM

  • RR2 white corn hybrid with widely adapted, solid agronomic package.

  • Very good disease package, including gray leaf spot resistance.

BECKS

6522CL — 113-Day RM

  • CL hybrid with tremendous yield potential.

  • Great plant health in South.

  • Handles heat and stress.

6722RR — 114-Day RM

  • RR hybrid sets new yield levels.

  • Excellent flex ear potential.

  • Loves highly productive soils.

7997CBCL — 116-Day RM

  • CB/CL hybrid with outstanding harvest appearance.

  • Excellent standability and plant health.

  • Steady performer.

BURRUS

679HL — 113-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with medium plant height and girthy ears.

  • Excellent plant health and staygreen.

793RWR — 115-Day RM

  • YGRW/RR2 hybrid with unlimited yield potential.

  • Can handle sand irrigated or dryland.

  • Excellent corn on corn.

794S — 115-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR2 hybrid with unlimited yield potential; Roundup version of 795B.

  • Can handle sand irrigated or dryland.

  • Excellent corn-on-corn; available with high-rate Poncho.

CROPLAN GENETICS

731HX/LL — 113-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with exceptional heat and drought tolerance.

  • Adapts to a wide range of conditions by adjusting populations.

  • Exercise caution on poorly drained soils.

841RR2 — 117-Day RM

  • RR hybrid with excellent roots, test weight and grain quality.

  • Very good stalks and late-season intactness.

  • Drydown is a little slower than other hybrids in this maturity.

CROWS

7Y864 — 114-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid; Processor Preferred for high extractable starch.

  • Outstanding yield potential for Western Corn Belt.

  • Very good stress tolerance; flex-type, girthy ear.

  • Plant at moderate to medium-high populations on a wide variety of soils.

7F777 — 113-Day RM

  • Excellent food-grade characteristics, plant health and fall appearance.

  • Widely adapted to all soil types; excellent drought tolerance.

  • Hard, glassy grain on a flex ear.

DAIRYLAND

Stealth-8515 — 112-116-Day RM

  • YGPL version of Stealth-1515.

  • Consistent performer.

  • Excellent staygreen.

  • High test weight; excellent stress tolerance rating.

Stealth-5014 — 114-116-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with excellent response to high management.

  • Outyielded Pioneer 34B24 and 34N43 in Dairyland trials.

  • Entered as DST-11571Bt in 2003 trials.

Stealth-1615 — 115-117-Day RM

  • Tall, robust conventional hybrid with excellent ear flex, staygreen.

  • Outstanding yield potential and wide adaptation.

  • Entered as DST-11805 in 2003 trials.

DEKALB

DKC63-75 (YGPL) — 113-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid with excellent yield potential.

  • Disease package performs consistently across a wide range of conditions.

  • Very good emergence and harvest appearance; excellent staygreen.

DKC63-62 (RR2) — 113-Day RM

  • RR2 hybrid with excellent yield potential across environments.

  • Very good emergence and seedling growth.

  • Solid disease package with gray leaf resistance.

DKC67-06 (YCCB) — 117-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid adapted to all crop rotations.

  • Very good emergence and seedling growth.

  • Very good disease package and late-season staygreen; excellent stalks provide harvest flexibility.

FS SEED

FS 6445 YGPL — 113-Day RM

  • Very high yielding YGPL hybrid responds to high management situations.

  • Very good stress tolerance.

FS 6735 — 113-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with excellent emergence, fast early growth.

  • Superior plant health and exceptional stalk quality.

  • Excellent grain quality.

FS 6916 ND/YGCB — 114-Day RM

  • YGCB /NutriDense hybrid offers excellent adaptation across the Corn Belt.

  • Nutritionally-enhanced with higher levels of crude protein, increased concentrations of essential amino acids and higher levels of oil content than yellow dent hybrids.

FIELDER'S CHOICE

7850B — 115-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with excellent yield.

  • Excellent plant health and tremendous staygreen.

  • Superior stress tolerance; excellent stalks and roots.

7864 — 116-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with top yield.

  • Very good stalk strength and large, showy ears; good foliar disease resistance.

  • Exceptional end-of-season plant integrity.

7880S — 117-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with excellent ear flex.

  • Tall, robust plant with population flexibility.

  • Excellent staygreen and late-season plant intactness.

7880R — 117-Day RM

  • RR hybrid with exceptional yield potential.

  • Tall plant with very good stalk strength.

  • Excellent ear flex and staygreen.

GARST

8377YG1/RR — 115-Day RM

  • G-STAC/YGCB/RR hybrid excels in high yielding irrigated western environments.

  • Showy hybrid with good agronomics.

  • Highly flexible ear type for plant population flexibility.

8302CRW/RR — 115-Day RM

  • G-STAC/YGRW/RR hybrid performs best in high yielding, irrigated environments.

  • Showy hybrid with good emergence and early vigor.

  • Good agronomic package with excellent performance in South.

8287RR — 116-Day RM

  • Widely adapted RR hybrid with top yield potential.

  • Solid agronomic package; excellent harvestability and test weight.

  • High quality grain on a white cob.

8225YG1/RR — 117-Day RM

  • G-STAC/YGCB/RR hybrid with excellent southern adaptation.

  • Performs across different soil types. Medium-tall, showy hybrid with girthy ears.

  • Wide, dark green leaves that provide earlier canopy closure.

GOLDEN HARVEST

H-9007Bt/RR — 111-113-Day RM

  • Bt hybrid with high extractable starch grain.

  • Tremendous yield potential. Performs best in highly productive soils.

  • Avoid areas prone to gray leaf spot and poorly drained soils.

H-9166 — 112-114-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with strong agronomics; excellent early season vigor; impressive late-season plant health.

  • Well-filled girthy ears; high quality, high test weight grain.

  • Erect leaves with excellent fall staygreen.

H-9493Bt — 113-115-Day RM

  • Bt hybrid with outstanding yield potential.

  • Good roots and stalks, large robust plant.

  • No. 1 yielding hybrid in 2003 RST 5.

  • Excellent ear flex allows for compensation at lower populations.

H-9507Bt — 116-Day RM

  • Moderate plant stature Bt hybrid exhibits contest winning yield potential.

  • Great choice for both heat and drought stress environments.

GREAT LAKES

6301BTRW — 113-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid from two NCGA yield contest champions.

  • Ear flex is best at moderate populations.

  • Designed for Zones VII and VIII; excellent silage choice.

6404w — 114-Day RM

  • White corn hybrid with very good yield performance.

  • Tall plant with medium-high placed ear. Best at moderate plant populations.

  • Harvest early for maximum yield potential.

6444Bt — 114-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid is the upgraded version of 6344Bt; better stalk and much better roots.

  • Very good fall health and plant intactness.

  • Keep on better soils and use late nitrogen. Best in a corn-soybean rotation.

6550Bt — 115-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with new genetics; great yield and excellent stalks.

  • Very good gray leaf spot tolerance.

  • Super fall health.

  • Works well in high organic and clay soils.

KRUGER

K-5416YGCB — 115-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with very high yield potential.

  • Grow on best soils for best performance.

  • Excellent for gray leaf spot; good choice for heavy, poorly drained soils.

LG SEEDS

LG2633BT — 113-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with superior yield in irrigation.

  • Strong roots for ridge-till; strong stalks for standibility.

  • Excellent hybrid for corn following corn.

LG2691CL — 116-Day RM

  • High yielding CL hybrid with outstanding heat and drought tolerance.

  • Large flex ear brings good yield performance.

  • Widely adapted across soil types.

MYCOGEN

2J734 — 113-Day RM

  • Attractive, medium-height LL hybrid offers strong agronomics.

  • Excellent staygreen and drought tolerance along with very good standability and gray leaf spot tolerance.

  • Consistent ears show good flex for length and girth.

  • Top choice for refuge acres when planting HX1 hybrids.

2Y760 — 113-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid widely adapted east-to-west across 110- to 116-day growing areas.

  • Large, flexing ears deliver top yields across varying plant densities.

  • Excellent replacement for 6920Bt in areas with corn rootworm pressure.

2H789 — 114-Day RM

  • CL hybrid offers excellent yield across a wide range of environments and management practices.

  • Produces consistent, semi-flex ears on a medium-tall plant.

  • Widely adapted across soil types and cultural practices.

2T780 — 114-Day RM

  • Broad-spectrum insect protection and outstanding yield potential. Quality grain produced on long, girthy ears with white cobs.

  • Moderate gray leaf spot tolerance and performs best at low to medium-high plant densities.

  • Widely adapted east-to-west across the Central Corn Belt.

NC+

5414RD — 114-Day RM

  • YGRW/RR2 version of NC+ 5411. Includes Poncho 250.

  • Good early growth and very good eye appeal; outstanding heat tolerance.

  • Semi-flex ear; moderate populations recommended.

  • Superior starch extractability for wet milling; high-quality silage.

5444BD — 114-Day RM

  • YGPL version of NC+ 5411. Includes Poncho 250.

  • Good early growth and very good eye appeal; outstanding heat tolerance.

  • Semi-flex ear; moderate populations recommended.

  • Superior starch extractability for wet milling; high quality silage.

NK BRAND

N76-H2 — 113-Day RM

  • Superior yielding hybrid.

  • Very good emergence and stalk strength.

  • Designed for Southern Corn Belt, Midsouth and West.

N82-A7 — 118-Day RM

  • Tall YG/LL (ECB) hybrid with strong stalks and roots.

  • Excellent plant health.

  • Protection from gray leaf spot.

PFISTER

3356RR-Bt — 115-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR hybrid with outstanding yield.

  • Goes north well for a full-season hybrid.

  • Widely adapted for all soil types.

PIONEER

33B54 — 114-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR2 hybrid with stable performance across environments.

  • Outstanding staygreen and drought tolerance, solid root lodging resistance; average test weight.

  • Predicts average for mid-season brittle stalk resistance.

33N09 — 114-Day RM

  • Widely adapted hybrid with impressive yield; meets requirements of most yellow food corn processors.

  • Very good early growth and drought tolerance. Very good staygreen, exceptional test weight.

  • Above average gray leaf spot and head smut resistance.

32K22 — 116-Day RM

  • Taller plant with superior yield potential and excellent staygreen.

  • Above average stalks, very good drought tolerance.

  • Good early growth. Avoid planting in areas where head smut is a concern.

31R87 — 120-Day RM

  • RR2 hybrid with solid agronomics and exceptional yield potential.

  • Exceptional drought tolerance. Above-average stalk lodging resistance, very good gray leaf spot resistance.

  • Tall plant, high ear placement. Manage similarly to 31R88.

WYFFELS

W8607 — 114-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR hybrid with amazing ear flex, top-end yield potential.

  • Very good early vigor, fast canopy.

  • Excellent staygreen; good tolerance to gray leaf spot.

W8603 — 114-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with amazing ear flex, top-end yield potential.

  • Very good early vigor, fast canopy.

  • Excellent staygreen; good tolerance to gray leaf spot.

W8415 — 114-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with consistent, high yields, even in tough conditions.

  • Early flowering for maturity.

  • Great early vigor, fast canopy; star quality defensive traits.

Hybrids are listed alphabetically by company, grouped into three relative maturity (RM) zones:

  • Early season (75-104 days)
  • Mid-season (105-112 days)
  • Full season (113-120 days)

Most herbicide and insect traits are abbreviated. They include:

  • Clearfield (CL)
  • European Corn Borer (ECB)
  • Herculex 1 (HX1)
  • Liberty Link (LL)
  • Roundup Ready (RR)
  • Yieldgard Corn Borer (YGCB)
  • Yieldgard Plus (YGPL)
  • Yieldgard Rootworm (YGRW)

Editor's Note: This list was not intended to be comprehensive. Growers should also consider university, independent and company trial data when making selections.

Companies included in this corn hybrid special report were identified through The Corn And Soybean Digest's 2004 Reader Profile. Companies named by 1.5% or more of growers surveyed were included.