More and more, the type of seed you buy determines your yield and profit potential, so there's a lot riding on each kernel in that seed bag. Choosing which seed to buy is getting tougher every year. In fact, in a reader survey conducted last fall, 79% of growers surveyed indicated that buying seed is becoming more complicated.

The number of seed traits available to choose from has more than doubled in just two years. In our 2004 hybrids guide, we identified five traits. Now there are 12.

While you should also consider university, independent and company trial data when making selections, check out these seed companies' top picks for 2006 as a starting point for selecting next year's hybrids.

EARLY SEASON

AGRIGOLD

A6225BtRR — 95-Day RM

  • Exceptional yield for maturity; fast drydown; outstanding late-season plant intactness.

  • Above average emergence; early season vigor; excellent choice for no-till systems.

XA5020BtRWRR — 100-Day RM

  • Outstanding performance on all soil types.

  • Very good plant health, staygreen.

  • Plant at moderate to high populations on all soil types.

  • Plant first to take advantage of great emergence package.

A6315RWRR — 103-Day RM

  • Consistent performance on highly productive soils.

  • Excellent health, staygreen, late-season plant intactness.

  • Above average stalk and root strength; adapts well to no-till and continuous corn.

A6333BtRWRR — 104-Day RM

  • Exceptional yield and very good late-season plant intactness.

  • Dependable stalk, root strength.

  • Excellent performance from east to west.

AGVENTURE

AV 4005R2CB — 91-Day RM

  • High yielding RR/YGCB option with good stress tolerance.

  • Flexing ears with high quality grain; good test weight.

  • Good east and west adaptation across the northern Corn Belt.

  • Moves north well in its area of adaptation as a fuller-season option.

AV 4722R2 — 94-Day RM

  • RR hybrid with unique, new genetics loaded with plant health and eye appeal.

  • Wide erect leaves on medium height plants that stand well.

  • Flowers early, but dries slowly; more like a 100-day hybrid.

  • Plant health, staygreen and late-season integrity allows good southern movement as an early-maturing option.

AV 5016R2CB — 96-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB with high yield performance in the western Corn Belt.

  • Excellent standability, strong stalks and roots.

  • Husks flare open at maturity allowing fast grain drydown.

  • Moderately flexible, girthy ears; best performance at higher plant populations.

AV 5313CB — 97-Day RM

  • Attractive, new YGCB hybrid with girthy ears, good test weight.

  • Medium height, healthy plants with excellent stalks and roots.

  • Excellent overall plant health, very intact plants through harvest.

  • Quick emergence and early growth for no-till potential.

BECKS

4596RR — 98-Day RM

  • Very early maturity.
  • Excellent yielder for the north.
  • Showy ear style.

4996 — 103-Day RM

  • Big girthy ear.
  • Handles variable soil types.
  • Tremendous yielder for maturity.

5012CBRR — 104-Day RM

  • Outstanding plant health.
  • Very girthy ear.
  • Fast emergence and early vigor.

5012RWRR — 104-Day RM

  • Outstanding plant health.
  • Very girthy ear.
  • Fast emergence and early vigor.

CROPLAN GENETICS

177RR2 — 78-Day RM

  • Tall, aggressive-growing RR2 hybrid; ideal for grain or corn silage.

  • Good heat tolerance and test weight.

388RR2/Bt — 99-Day RM

  • RR2/YGCB hybrid performs best on heavier soil types.

  • Flowers late, prefers early planting; good roots and seedling vigor.

491TS — 103-Day RM

  • RR2/YGPL hybrid with very high yield potential; best on black, high organic matter soils.

  • Great stalk quality and drydown.

CROW'S

1699 T — 94-Day RM

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

  • Excellent RR2/YGPL hybrid with top-end yields across environments.

  • Impressive fall appearance, very good ear flex, test weight and outstanding standability.

1698 R — 94-Day RM

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

  • RR2 hybrid with excellent top-end yields across environments.

  • Impressive fall appearance, very good ear flex and test weight, outstanding standability.

1805 B — 97-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with excellent drought scores; semi-flex ear on a medium-sized plant.

  • Average staygreen but very good integrity; excellent stalk, root strength.

2108 S — 99-Day RM

  • Processor-Preferred — high-fermentable corn.

  • RR2/YGCB hybrid adapts to the western Corn Belt.

  • Medium plant and ear height with excellent stalks, roots and drought tolerance.

  • Excellent choice for early planting; prefers higher populations.

DAIRYLAND

Stealth 1488 — 88-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with medium plant height.

  • Excellent yield potential and fall appearance; excellent disease resistance and staygreen.

  • Superior performance on wide variety of soil types.

Stealth 7194 — 94-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with outstanding yield potential; good early vigor, ear flex and staygreen.

  • Strong emergence and solid root structure; soil versatility.

Stealth 7201 — 99-101-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with excellent performance in western Corn Belt.

  • Exceptional yield potential; strong test weight.

  • Superb grain drydown; benefits from high plant populations.

Stealth 7104 — 102-104-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with large, showy ear and excellent grain quality; strong test weight.

  • Benefits from high plant populations; excels under a wide range of soil types.

DEKALB

DKC40-08 — 90-Day RM

  • RR2/YGCB hybrid with excellent yield for maturity.

  • Consistent performance across a wide range of conditions.

  • Excellent emergence and seedling growth; very good stalks and roots.

DKC41-64 — 91-Day RM

  • RR2/YGCB hybrid with excellent root and stalk strength.

  • Very good emergence and excellent seedling growth.

  • Adapted to all crop rotations.

  • Very good drydown for maturity.

DKC48-53 — 98-Day RM

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

  • Very good roots and excellent stalk quality; very good staygreen and harvest appearance.

  • Unsurpassed weed control, expanded crop safety and season-long corn borer protection.

DKC54-46 — 104-Day RM

  • RR2/YGPL hybrid with high yield potential.

  • Excellent emergence and very good seedling growth; very good staygreen, late-season appearance, grain quality, test weight.

FIELDER'S CHOICE

7225S — 83-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR hybrid with excellent yield potential.

  • Extremely fast drydown; adaptable to variable soils; excellent emergence, stalk and root strength.

7355WR — 90-Day RM

  • YGRW/RR hybrid with outstanding yield for maturity.

  • Very good emergence and early growth; strong stalks and roots; very fast drydown.

7550HX — 100-Day RM

  • HX/LL hybrid with tremendous top-end yield potential.

  • Excellent emergence and early vigor; above average test weight.

  • Excellent choice for grain or silage production.

7558S — 101-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR hybrid with top-end yield potential.

  • Above average defensive traits.

  • Fast emergence and early growth; very fast drydown.

FS SEED

FS 4216 RR — 101-Day RM

  • Very high yield potential for a short-season RR hybrid.

  • Rapid drydown with good fall integrity; tall, dual-purpose hybrid for silage or grain.

  • Heavy test weight adds to high yields, grain quality.

FS 4236 — 101-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with outstanding yield potential in all soils and environmental conditions.

  • Works well across all northern corn production areas.

  • Excellent roots with average disease tolerance; very good test weight.

FS 4366 YGCB — 102-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with outstanding yield potential.

  • Performs well on all soil types.

  • East to west adaptability across the Corn Belt.

  • Very good health for maturity with excellent fall appearance.

FS 4886 RR — 104-Day RM

  • Short-statured RR hybrid with very good stalk quality; excellent root strength.

  • Exceptional emergence and early vigor; good choice for reduced tillage situations.

  • Great resistance to gray leaf spot.

GARST

8935YPL — 92-Day RM

  • Northern yield leader with solid agronomics.

  • YGPL hybrid with excellent grain quality and drydown.

  • Strong emergence and early vigor for cool conditions.

8770YG1 — 99-Day RM

  • Tall YGCB hybrid with good overall agronomics.

  • Good test weight with consistent yield performance.

  • Dependable stalk and root strength for season-long endurance.

8744YPL — 101-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid with dependable agronomic package; excellent yield potential.

  • Moderate ear flex suggests higher populations for optimum performance; best performance in and north of adapted zone.

8688GT — 104-Day RM

  • Agrisure GT hybrid with outstanding top-end yield potential across wide range of environments.

  • Excellent performance within and north of zone.

  • Good emergence, early vigor and solid agronomics.

GREAT LAKES

4297 G3 — 92-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR2 hybrid; yield leader with G3 power.

  • Very good standability; best performance in first-year corn.

  • Processor-Preferred grain.

5377 G3 — 103-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR2 hybrid; 5377 with G3 power.

  • Huge ear with very high yield potential — Processor-Preferred grain.

  • Excellent agronomics and moves south very well for maturity.

4415BtRR — 94-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR2 hybrid with excellent yield and very good test weight.

  • Outstanding stalk quality.

  • Keep at high populations in any soil type; Processor-Preferred grain.

5098 G3 — 100-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR2 hybrid with new genetics, outstanding yield potential and G3 power.

  • Good ear flex and girth; adapts to any soil type; good for no-till and corn-on-corn.

GOLDEN HARVEST

H-7283Hx — 99-Day RM

  • High yielding HX1 hybrid with new genetic background.

  • Good choice on high pH soils.

H-7566Bt — 100-Day RM

  • Bar-raising yields that compete with fuller-season hybrids.

  • Widely adapted YGCB hybrid; outstanding drought tolerance.

  • Adapted for high pH soils.

H-7935Hx — 103-Day RM

  • High yielding HX1 hybrid featuring new genetics.

  • A good choice on high pH soil.

  • Harvest early for optimum yield results.

H-8124GT — 104-Day RM

  • Impressive fall staygreen with excellent standability.

  • Versatile Agrisure GT hybrid with solid performance.

  • Avoid late-season applications of ALS herbicides.

LG SEEDS

LG2411 — 90-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with very good emergence and early vigor.

  • Strong stalks and good roots.

  • Good adaptation into corn-on-corn; top-end yields are achieved at higher populations.

LG2475BTRR — 97-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR hybrid with very good vigor for early planting.

  • Plants have strong roots and very good stalks; very good drought and heat tolerance in lighter soils.

  • Adapts well from east to west.

LG2476BTRWRR — 98-Day RM

  • YGCB/YGRW/RR hybrid with very good stalks and strong roots.

  • Excellent fall appearance; superb in stressful environments; top-end yields at higher populations.

MIDWEST SEED

69402 T — 94-Day RM

  • Processor-Preferred triple stack hybrid; medium-tall plant with medium ear placement.

  • Very good ear flex and test weight; excellent plant integrity.

69701 B — 97-Day RM

  • High yielding genetics in CB/Bt hybrid; excellent drought scores.

  • Semi-flex ear on medium plant.

  • Excellent stalk and root strength.

71301 T — 100-Day RM

  • Very good stress tolerance.

  • Medium plant and ear height.

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

71001 T — 102-Day RM

  • Very good stress tolerance.

  • Very good staygreen, fall integrity.

  • Huge advantage in YGCB versions; very good test weight, ear flex.

MYCOGEN

2R055 — 78-Day RM

  • RR hybrid combines very good early seedling vigor with solid plant agronomics.

  • Sets up grain quickly in the fall and the grain dries fast while maintaining excellent grain quality and test weight.

  • A very good earlier maturing companion for 2J086.

2A288 — 89-Day RM

  • A RR/YGCB hybrid that features good stress tolerance, very good grain quality and test weights, excellent fall health.

  • Moderately high plant populations maximize yield potential.

  • 2A288 replaces 2G316.

2D460 — 98-Day RM

  • RR hybrid with excellent drought-stress tolerance.

  • A medium-tall hybrid with medium ear placement makes a strong later-maturing companion to 2R416; strong performance in central and western growing areas.

2D545 — 102-Day RM

  • HXRW/LL hybrid with excellent emergence and early vigor makes it a strong choice for no-till and early planting.

  • This hybrid has shown very good performance stability across a wide range of environments.

  • Good tolerance to NCLB; moderate tolerance to gray leaf spot.

NC+

NC+ 1193R — 92-Day RM

  • Yield leader features good grain quality with hardy root and stalk strength.

  • RR2 hybrid with excellent early-season seedling vigor.

  • Processor-Preferred delivers extractable and fermentable starch for wet and dry milling. Also available in a RR2/YGCB version.

NC+ 1773RB — 97-Day RM

  • New high-yielding RR2/YGCB hybrid, ideal choice for medium-to-high plant populations. Also available in single trait RR2 and YGCB versions.

  • Strong emerging hybrid with very good early vigor; excellent no-till choice.

NC+ 2194RBD — 100-Day RM

  • RR2/YGPL hybrid with agronomics and performance similar to NC+2162 family.

  • Widely adapted for a variety of soil types and environments, and on corn-on-corn.

  • Very good stress tolerance and staygreen for ease of harvestability.

NC+ 2778HL — 102-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with excellent yield performance across wide range of environments; excellent choice for corn-on-corn.

  • Stalk and root strength provides exceptional standability for this semi-upright, leaf canopy plant.

  • Plant at medium-to-high populations for best adaptations. Also available in conventional and RR2/YGCB versions.

NK BRAND

N22-C2 — 87-Day RM

  • Agrisure GT/CB (Glyphosate tolerant/YG/LL) hybrid responds well to drought conditions.

  • Strong roots and fast drydown.

N41-P1 — 99-Day RM

  • Agrisure GT/CB (Glyphosate tolerant/YG/LL) hybrid with a strong agronomic package.

  • Strong, dependable grain choice.

  • Works well with most soils and tillage.

N48-B1 — 103-Day RM

  • Strong yielding Agrisure CB (YG/LL) hybrid.

  • Strong standing consistent performer; ExtraEdge high-extractable starch hybrid.

N51-V9 — 104-Day RM

  • Agrisure GT/CB (Glyphosate tolerant/YG/LL) high-yielding hybrid with herbicide flexibility.

  • Works well in a variety of tillage, rotations; an early planting option.

PIONEER

38T41 — 94-Day RM

  • Widely adapted with excellent yield potential and good agronomic package.

  • Very good drydown, drought tolerance. Above average root strength; test weight. Above average for mid-season brittle stalk resistance.

  • Slightly below average stalk strength and northern leaf blight resistance.

38H64 — 99-Day RM

  • Outstanding HX1/LL hybrid with yield potential with in-plant corn borer control, reliable agronomics.

  • Very good drought tolerance. Good stalk strength, stress emergence and staygreen. Predicts average for mid-season brittle stalk resistance.

36W66 — 102-Day RM

  • Exceptional yield potential with excellent agronomics and strong disease package.

  • Very good drought tolerance and stalk strength, above average root strength. Plant stature is relatively short. Predicts average for mid-season brittle stalk resistance.

  • Very good resistance to Gibberella ear rot and head smut, good resistance to northern leaf blight.

35A30 — 104-Day RM

  • Exceptional yield potential with strong agronomics and excellent drought tolerance.

  • Good stalk strength and staygreen. Predicts average for mid-season brittle stalk resistance.

  • Excellent head smut resistance, strong northern leaf blight resistance and good Diplodia ear rot resistance.

PRODUCERS HYBRIDS

5157 YGPLRR2 — 91-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR2 hybrid with good stalks and excellent roots.

  • Strong yield potential in high or low yielding environments.

5623 YGCBRR2 — 96-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR2 hybrid with excellent yield potential and rapid drydown.

  • Strong roots and good stalk strength.

5733 YGCBRR2 — 97-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR2 hybrid with good seedling vigor.

  • Good root and stalk strength.

  • Medium tall plant with good population tolerance.

6217 YGPLRR2 — 102-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR2 hybrid works well across many soil types and moisture conditions.

  • Tall corn, good seedling vigor.

6445 YGPL — 104-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid with nice flex ear; excellent grain quality with high test weight.

  • Very good plant health, staygreen.

WYFFELS

W2697 — 102-Day RM

  • Reliable high yields from an early flex ear YGCB/RR2 hybrid.

  • Fast drydown allows an early harvest.

  • Excellent yield-to-moisture ratio; highly resistant to green snap.

W2711 — 102-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR2 hybrid with impressive yield potential for maturity.

  • Fast canopy development.

  • Tall plant with exceptional roots; exceptional yield-to-moisture ratio.

MID-SEASON

AGRIGOLD

XA4509Bt — 106-Day RM

  • Outstanding yields on highly productive soils.

  • Dependable stalk and root strength; plant at higher populations to optimize performance.

  • Limited movement south of primary area of adaptation.

A6395BtRWRR — 107-Day RM

  • Superior hybrid with outstanding yield potential.

  • Excellent agronomics makes this hybrid a total package.

  • Adapted to a wide variety of planting populations.

  • Outstanding performance in narrow-row systems.

A6474BtRW — 111-Day RM

  • Excellent yields across central and eastern Corn Belts.

  • Outstanding emergence and early season vigor; exceptional late-season plant health and intactness.

  • Excellent choice for corn-on-corn rotations.

XA4500 — 111-Day RM

  • Outstanding yield potential with a strong agronomic package.

  • Excellent late-season plant health and intactness.

  • High test weights and above-average grain quality; plant at medium to higher populations.

AGVENTURE

AV 6890YPRR — 105-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR hybrid with very high yield potential in high yield environments.

  • Healthy plants loaded with eye appeal, excellent standability.

  • Consistent, large, girthy ears with moderate flex.

  • Widely adapted and versatile.

AV 7877YPRR — 110-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR hybrid with very high yields on fertile soils at higher populations.

  • Strong standing plants with excellent plant health and staygreen.

  • Medium length, semi-flex ears with good grain quality and test weight; quick emergence and vigorous early growth.

AV 7835CB — 110-Day RM

  • YGCB with impressive high yields in the western Corn Belt.

  • Large, fast drying grain on flexing, girthy ears.

  • Exceptional response to high yield management with medium to medium-high populations.

  • Intact plants at harvest.

AV 8109R2CB — 111-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with very high yield potential under high yield management.

  • Intact, healthy plants; very good standability, gray leaf spot tolerance.

  • High yields, health, standability, grain quality.

ASGROW

RX668RR2/YGCB — 107-Day RM

  • RR2/YGCB hybrid with excellent yield performance over a wide range of conditions.

  • Excellent emergence and very good seedling growth.

  • Good gray leaf spot tolerance.

RX674RR2 — 109-Day RM

  • Excellent roots and very good stalks; good overall plant health and harvest appearance.

  • Very good drought tolerance.

  • Very consistent yield performance.

RX702RR2/YGCB — 110-Day RM

  • Very good stalks and roots.

  • Very good emergence and seedling growth; good tolerance to Stewart's leaf blight.

  • Very good drydown and test weight at harvest.

RX715RR2/YGCB — 111-Day RM

  • RR2/YGCB hybrid with excellent yield potential.

  • Good grain quality and test weight with fast drydown.

  • Residue Proven — tested to produce high yields in reduced tillage systems.

BECK'S

5228CBRWRR — 106-Day RM

  • Very high test weight.
  • Excellent late-season plant health.
  • • Responds to higher populations.

5439RWRR — 109-Day RM

  • Perfect fit for prairie soils.

  • Excellent root strength; short and showy hybrid.

5444RR — 110-Day RM

  • New yield leader.

  • Excellent late-season plant health; girthy ear.

6097CB — 111-Day RM

  • Outstanding harvest appearance.

  • Handles all soil types; tremendous plant health.

CROPLAN GENETICS

556RR2/Bt — 106-Day RM

  • RR2/YGCB hybrid with high yield potential on black, high-organic matter soils.

  • Excels on lighter soils at lower plant populations; can tolerate heat as well as move north.

629TS — 109-Day RM

  • RR2/YGPL hybrid is a good choice for corn-on-corn acres.

  • Excellent drought tolerance.

  • Works better in western states.

663RR2/Bt — 112-Day RM

  • RR2/YGCB hybrid with outstanding disease tolerance.

  • Great staygreen and grain quality.

  • Good seedling vigor and the ability to move north.

CROW'S

4288 B — 108-Day RM

  • Medium-tall plant with medium ear placement and large flexible ears.

  • YGCB hybrid with very high yield potential.

  • Excellent roots, drought tolerance.

4636 S — 109-Day RM

  • RR2/YGCB hybrid with very high yields and fast drydown, excellent corn-on-corn.

  • Excellent stalk and root strength; very good gray leaf spot tolerance.

4637 T — 109-Day RM

  • RR2/YGPL hybrid with very high yields and fast drydown; excellent corn-after-corn.

  • Excellent stalk and root strength; very good gray leaf spot tolerance.

  • Medium-length ear with very good grain quality; prefers fertile soils at higher populations.

7S322 — 111-Day RM

  • RR2/YGCB hybrid from new high-yielding genetic family.

  • Adapts to most soil types; best after beans in central region; excellent stalks and roots, drought tolerance, emergence and seedling vigor.

DAIRYLAND SEED

Stealth-1706 — 104-106-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with strong stalks and roots.

  • Early emergence, early flowering.

  • Adapted to variable soil types.

  • Exceptional roots and stalks.

Stealth-9507 — 106-109-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR hybrid with excellent standability and fall intactness.

  • Excellent high population performance; strong disease resistance qualities; high test weight.

Stealth-5010 — 110-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with exceptional staygreen and disease resistance.

  • Very high rating for test weight.

  • Excellent for high plant population; great root, stalk integrity.

Stealth-1612 — 110-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with superior plant health and test weight.

  • Exceptional root and stalk strength; excels in both stress and high yield environments.

  • Girthy ears with ear flex tendency.

DEKALB

DKC55-82 — 105-Day RM

  • RR2 hybrid with excellent yield and drydown.

  • Excellent root strength and very good stalk strength.

  • Excellent test weight.

DKC57-79 — 107-Day RM

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

  • Very good root and stalk strength.

  • Excellent drydown with very good test weight.

DKC61-68 — 111-Day RM

  • Outstanding yield performance.

  • Very good stalk and root strength, test weight and grain appearance.

  • Good overall disease package.

DKC62-31 — 112-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with excellent top-end yield potential.

  • Very good stalk and root strength.

  • Very good test weight.

FIELDER'S CHOICE

7660WPR — 106-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR hybrid with solid agronomic package.

  • Very good plant health and staygreen; above average test weight.

  • Fast drydown.

7730WR — 109-Day RM

  • YGRW/RR hybrid tolerates high plant populations.

  • Very good standability.

  • Above average test weight; excellent staygreen.

7790HX — 112-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with top-end yield at high plant populations.

  • Exceptional stress tolerance.

  • Excellent stalk strength.

  • Very good staygreen and silage capabilities.

9612WR — 112-Day RM

  • YGRW/RR hybrid with excellent yield potential in productive environments.

  • Adaptability to heavy and light soils; very good plant health, test weight, grain quality.

  • Very rapid drydown.

FS SEED

FS 5086 YGCB — 105-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with very consistent performance, excellent tolerance to drought and other environmental factors.

  • Excellent drydown.

  • Attractive hybrid with excellent fall integrity; adapts very well east to west and north to south.

FS 5266 RR/YGPL — 107-Day RM

  • RR/YGPL hybrid with excellent yield-to-moisture ratio.

  • Great root and stalk strength.

  • Very well adapted to reduced-tillage systems.

FS 6297 RR/YGCB — 110-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with large, girthy ears.

  • Very good stalk and root strength to support stands.

FS 6466 RR/YGPL — 112-Day RM

  • RR/YGPL hybrid with outstanding yield potential for maturity.

  • Very good disease resistance package and stress tolerance; moves south well as an early hybrid.

GARST

8676IT — 105-Day RM

  • CL hybrid adapts across Corn Belt.

  • High stable yield across years and geographies.

  • Excellent ear flex allows plant population flexibility.

8677GT — 105-Day RM

  • Agrisure GT hybrid adapts across Corn Belt; high stable yield across years and geographies.

  • Excellent ear flex allows plant population flexibility.

8422GT — 110-Day RM

  • Agrisure GT hybrid with solid top-end yields for high performance.

  • Strong, early growth for tillage management adaptability.

  • Widely adapted for broad planting; medium-tall hybrid and moderate flex ear.

8489GT — 112-Day RM

  • Agrisure GT hybrid with solid agronomics, excellent yield potential and good grain quality, test weight.

  • Consistent performance across years and environments.

  • Adapted east to west, with best relative performance central-west.

GREAT LAKES

5711Bt — 107-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with super yield performance.

  • Excellent root strength and drought tolerance; deep kernels on a girthy, flexible ear.

Quad-5 G3 — 108-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR2 hybrid with six-time national corn yield contest winning genetics; great for no-till, corn-on-corn and narrow rows.

  • Responds well to better soils and late nitrogen applications.

5961 G3 — 110-Day RM

  • The industry-leading 109-day YGPL/RR2 hybrid, now with G3 power.

  • Super performance and profit potential for any situation and soil type; excellent for corn-on-corn or narrow rows.

  • Flexible ear type that dries very quickly after black layer.

6202Bt — 112-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with excellent yield potential.

  • Super stress tolerance and late-season appearance.

  • Excellent stalk health with very good resistance to leaf diseases.

  • Solid harvest standability.

GOLDEN HARVEST

H-8194GT — 105-Day RM

  • Tall Agrisure GT hybrid has extremely good yield from low to high yield potential fields.

  • Ear placement and canopy especially suited for rough terrain.

  • Consistent ear fill with very high test weight grain.

  • H-8250 type GT hybrid.

H-8473 — 107-Day RM

  • Shorter-statured conventional hybrid with impressive yield potential.

  • Solid agronomic characteristics.

  • An excellent choice for continuous corn.

H-8713CB — 109-Day RM

  • High-yielding, fast drying Agrisure CB hybrid allows for earlier harvest.

  • Good ear height, great standability and shelling ease make it an efficient hybrid to harvest.

H-9166 — 112-Day RM

  • Impressive conventional hybrid combines high yield potential with excellent agronomics.

  • Erect leaves with excellent late-season plant health; high test weight grain; adapts to most soils.

LG SEEDS

LG2545BT — 107-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with excellent yield potential; very good emergence and early plant vigor.

  • Plant and ear height is maintained across environments.

  • Strong stalk rot tolerance brings a dependable harvest.

LG2553 — 109-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with good, early vigor for early planting.

  • Excellent root and stalk strength.

  • Fast grain drydown at maturity.

  • Projected to have outstanding starch extraction.

LG2589RR — 111-Day RM

  • RR hybrid with very high yield potential; excellent for minimum tillage systems.

  • Excellent performance in poorly drained soils; good performance in corn-on-corn.

LG2597 — 112-Day RM

  • Exceptional southern performance; a superior conventional hybrid for planting corn-on-corn.

  • Wide adaptation across soil types.

  • Holds up against gray leaf spot.

MIDWEST SEED

76002 R — 106-Day RM

  • RR hybrid, medium plant profile.

  • Excellent health and integrity.

  • Very girthy ears; excellent for corn-on-corn.

76061 S — 106-Day RM

  • RR/CB hybrid best adapted east of I-35; medium tall plant profile.

  • Excellent for no-till or corn-on-corn; very consistent performance.

76301 B — 108-Day RM

  • Medium-tall plant with large flexible ears; CB hybrid with very high yield potential.

  • Excellent roots, drought scores.

77323 T — 111-Day RM

  • Triple-stack hybrid that's very responsive at all yield levels.

  • Medium plant profile with excellent stalks and roots.

  • Excellent drought scores.

MYCOGEN

2H565 — 106-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid produces medium length, girthy ears that hold their size under stress.

  • Offers excellent vigor, staygreen and drought-stress tolerance.

  • A tall hybrid with broad, very erect leaves and a robust plant type.

2G675 — 109-Day RM

  • HXRW/LL hybrid offers excellent yield stability across a wide range of environments and management practices.

  • Widely adapted east of the Mississippi where the western corn rootworm “soybean variant” is present.

2J692 — 110-Day RM

  • This medium-tall HXRW/LL hybrid has broad, very upright leaves.

  • Semi-flex ears with good grain quality and test weight.

  • Good gray leaf spot tolerance; performs well across soil types.

2P722 — 111-Day RM

  • A HX1/LL hybrid offers top-end yield potential under intensive management.

  • Has excellent ear flex potential; strong choice for planting across a wide range of populations.

NC+

NC+ 3581RB — 106-Day RM

  • RR2/YGCB hybrid with new genetic combination adapted to central and western environments. Available in triple-stack version.

  • Strong corn-on-corn choice for grain or silage.

  • Medium-tall plant with excellent drought tolerance, plant at medium-to-high populations for best results.

NC+ 3943RBD — 108-Day RM

  • New, high-performance RR2/YGPL hybrid from genetic family designed to give top yields on best acres. Also available in YGCB and RR/YGCB versions.

  • Superior agronomics including drought tolerance, root strength and above average drydown for early harvest.

NC+ 4948RBD — 111-Day RM

  • RR2/YGPL hybrid with new high-yielding genetics adapted for the central and western Corn Belt. Also available as YGCB, RR2 or YGCB/RR2 versions.

  • High yields with improved roots and stalks. Use in areas where gray leaf spot is not a concern.

NC+ 4973RB — 112-Day RM

  • Outstanding RR2/YGCB hybrid with yield potential; a strong defensive hybrid best adapted to the central and eastern Corn Belt.

  • Excellent choice for high-residue and no-till applications, high populations give the best yield potential.

NK BRAND

N67-D6 — 109-Day RM

  • Agrisure GT/CB (Glyphosate tolerant/YG/LL) hybrid with outstanding yield potential; excels in highly productive soils.

  • Works for corn-on-corn where gray leaf spot is not a threat.

N65-C5 — 109-Day RM

  • Agrisure CB (YG/LL) hybrid with high yield punch, consistency.

  • Good ear flex and drought tolerance; ExtraEdge high-extractable starch hybrid.

N69-P9 — 110-Day RM

  • Must-plant conventional hybrid for east-central Corn Belt growers.

  • Superior stalk strength and gray leaf spot protection.

  • Excellent grain quality.

N70-C7 — 112-Day RM

  • Agrisure GT/CB (Glyphosate tolerant/YG/LL) hybrid; widely adapted top yielder; solid agronomics.

  • Good for corn-on-corn where gray leaf spot is not a threat.

PIONEER

35Y33 — 107-Day RM

  • A new widely adapted hybrid with excellent yield potential and solid agronomics, especially Diplodia ear rot and Gibberella ear rot disease resistance.

  • Very good drought tolerance for stress, 35Y33 is well suited for both high and low yield environments.

34A15 — 108-Day RM

  • Exceptional yield potential with a solid package of agronomic traits. Shorter plant stature with good stalk and root strength.

  • Predicts above average for mid-season brittle stalk resistance. Very good test weight.

34P88 — 110-Day RM

  • Exceptional yield potential with solid agronomics. Above average stalks and moderate roots.

  • Excellent drydown and very good drought tolerance. Predicts below average for mid-season brittle stalk resistance.

34A16 — 110-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with exceptional yield potential, with in-plant corn borer control.

  • Predicts above average for mid-season brittle stalk resistance. Very good test weight. Good stalks, roots and drought tolerance.

PRODUCERS HYBRIDS

6667 YGPLRR2 — 106-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR2 hybrid with strong flex ear; drought tolerant.

  • Handles high populations.

6943 YGCBRR2 — 109-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR2 hybrid with flex ear, above average drought tolerance.

  • Handles high plant populations.

6947 YGPLRR2 — 109-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR2 hybrid with flex ear, above average drought tolerance.

  • Handles high plant populations.

7285 YGPL — 112-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid with nice flex ear.

  • Excellent grain quality with high test weight, plant health, staygreen.

WYFFELS

W4831 — 106-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR2 hybrid with exciting, reliable yields, placement versatility.

  • Outstanding early vigor, shining late-season health.

  • Excellent green snap resistance.

  • Good against foliar diseases.

W5069 — 107-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid with reliable, top-end yields.

  • Impressive root, stalk strength.

  • Tough green snap resistance.

  • Superb gray leaf spot tolerance.

W7265 — 112-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with tremendous yields of high test weight grain.

  • Eye-catching health and staygreen; excellent gray leaf spot and northern leaf blight tolerance.

  • Highly resistant to green snap.

W7395 — 112-Day RM

  • LL hybrid that's a solid performer across soil types.

  • Excellent defensive package.

  • Highly resistant to green snap.

  • Impressive northern leaf blight and gray leaf spot tolerance.

LATE SEASON

AGRIGOLD

A6585Bt — 114-Day RM

  • Outstanding yield potential on highly productive soils.

  • Very good stalk and root strength.

  • Widely adapted to various plant populations; plant at moderate to higher populations.

A6622 — 115-Day RM

  • Exceptional yield potential across central and southern Corn Belt.

  • Outstanding late-season plant health and intactness.

  • Excellent ear flex allows for moderate plant populations. Plant at moderate to high populations.

A6633 — 115-Day RM

  • Exceptional yields throughout central and southern Corn Belt.

  • Above average late-season plant health; flexible ear type allows for lower planting populations.

  • Good choice for no-till systems.

A6647RR — 115-Day RM

  • Excellent stability across variable environments.

  • Outstanding stalk and root strength; very good test weight and grain quality.

  • Good choice for no-till systems.

AGVENTURE

AV 8513R2CB — 113-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB with consistent high yields over a wide geographic area.

  • Exceptional tolerance to heat and drought stress.

  • Excellent standability, very intact plants; large grain on girthy, moderate flexing ears.

AV 8773YPRR — 114-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR with outstanding yields for the western Corn Belt.

  • Big response to high yield management under irrigation.

  • Large, girthy ears with good flex and large kernels.

  • Good population flexibility — low for dryland, medium to medium-high for irrigation.

AV 9146YPRR — 116-Day RM

  • Medium tall, robust YGPL/RR hybrid; healthy plants with good staygreen, late-season intactness.

  • Large flexing ears with excellent girth and large kernels.

  • Well adapted to the southern Corn Belt and Deep South.

ASGROW

RX785RR2/YGCB — 113-Day RM

  • A RR2/YGCB hybrid with very good emergence and seedling growth; excellent yield performance over a wide range of conditions.

  • Very good stalk and root strength.

BECKS

6722CBRR — 114-Day RM

  • Sets new yield levels.

  • Excellent flex ear potential; loves highly productive soils.

6722CBRWRR — 114-Day RM

  • Excellent yielding triple.

  • Excellent flex ear potential; loves highly productive soils.

CROPLAN GENETICS

751RR2/Bt — 116-Day RM

  • Very high-yielding RR2/YGCB variety; yield is ear-size and nitrogen driven.

  • Good disease and great drought tolerance.

818TS — 118-Day RM

  • RR2/YGPL hybrid with outstanding disease tolerance.

  • Upright-leafed hybrid that responds to high populations.

  • Strong roots for heat and drought tolerance; great defensive hybrid for corn-on-corn acres.

851TS — 118-Day RM

  • Excellent RR2/YGPL hybrid for grain or silage; yield is ear-size and nitrogen driven.

  • Avoid poorly drained soils.

CROW'S

5176 S — 113-Day RM

  • Best performance is east of I-35.

  • RR2/YGCB hybrid with very high yield potential; has genetic resistance to southern rust.

  • Position on better soils; does not like wet soils.

  • Excellent seedling vigor and early growth, excellent choice for corn-on-corn; medium-tall plant profile and excellent silage option.

4940 T — 113-Day RM

  • RR2/YGPL hybrid from new high-yielding genetic family.

  • Best after beans in central region.

  • Medium plant and ear height; adapts to most soil types; excellent stalks, roots, drought tolerance, emergence and seedling vigor.

5001 T — 113-Day RM

  • RR2/YGPL hybrid from new, high-yielding genetic family; strong western preference.

  • Extremely high yield potential; position on high-yielding irrigated fields; medium-tall plant profile.

  • Excellent stalks and roots, very good test weight, strong vigor, early growth. Excellent silage option.

5152 R — 113-Day RM

  • RR2 hybrid best adapted to areas east of I-35.

  • Medium plant and ear height.

  • Excellent health and defensive package, standability and drought tolerance.

  • Very consistent performance across growing environments.

DAIRYLAND

Stealth-7010 — 110-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR hybrid with very high yield potential.

  • Responds well to high management; medium-tall plant with strong stalks and roots.

  • Good disease package.

Stealth-7014 — 113-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR hybrid is the stacked version of Stealth-5014.

  • Excellent response to high management; very high yield potential and test weight.

  • Achieves excellent results across majority of soil types.

Stealth-9615 — 113-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR hybrid with excellent performance in later zones.

  • Excellent disease protection and staygreen. Robust hybrid; soil type versatility.

  • Exceptionally high yields.

DEKALB

DKC63-74 — 113-Day RM

  • RR2/YGPL hybrid with consistent performance across years.

  • Excellent drought tolerance.

  • Very good disease package, late-season plant health, drydown and test weight.

DKC64-77 (YGPL) — 114-Day RM

  • YGPL hybrid with excellent top-end yield potential.

  • Very good stalks and roots.

  • Very good test weight.

DKC64-81 — 114-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with excellent top-end yield potential.

  • Very good stalks and roots.

  • Very good test weight.

DKC66-21 — 116-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with strong yield performance over a wide range of environments; very good test weight.

  • Very good emergence and excellent seedling growth.

FIELDER'S CHOICE

7787WPR — 113-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR hybrid with very high yield potential.

  • Very good early plant vigor.

  • Adaptable to most soil types and management variables.

  • Rapid drydown.

7830WPR — 115-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR hybrid with very high yield potential; good seedling vigor.

  • Very good root strength.

  • Above average test weight.

7910S — 118-Day RM

  • Tall YGCB/RR hybrid with excellent yield potential for grain or silage; solid stalks and roots.

  • Very good test weight and grain quality; good husk coverage.

7920B — 119-Day RM

  • Large statured YGCB hybrid with high yield potential.

  • Long, flex-style ear; very good grain quality and test weight.

  • Very good choice for grain or silage production.

FS SEEDS

FS 6737 YGCB — 113-Day RM

  • Features YGCB in the genetic package of FS 6735.

  • Outstanding eye appeal.

  • Superior plant health and excellent late-season integrity.

  • Agronomically complete, with excellent top-end yield potential.

FS 6756 RR/YGCB — 113-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with excellent test weight and grain quality.

  • Excellent disease resistance package, especially gray leaf spot.

  • Very good staygreen and fall intactness.

FS 7347 RR/YGCB — 116-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid with outstanding yield potential.

  • Most impressive at harvest with excellent staygreen and high yields.

  • Tall, robust dual-purpose hybrid.

FS 7467 RR/YGCB — 117-Day RM

  • RR/YGCB hybrid works well on variable soils.

  • Excellent choice for either grain or silage.

GARST

8380IT — 115-Day RM

  • CL hybrid with outstanding top-end yield potential.

  • Solid agronomic package.

  • Moderate ear flex with best performance at medium-high populations; good standability with excellent drydown.

8351YG1/GT — 116-Day RM

  • Tall G-STAC/YGCB/Agrisure GT hybrid with good plant health and excellent stalk quality.

  • Medium-full season yield leader, especially for central and eastern areas; excellent ear flex allows plant population flexibility.

8226CRW/RR — 117-Day RM

  • G-STAC/YGRW/RR hybrid with southern adaptation, good heat tolerance and yield potential.

  • Good ear flex, population flexibility and full canopy closure.

8294YG1/IT — 118-Day RM

  • G-STAC/YGCB/CL hybrid with excellent top-end yield across environments with broad adaptation.

  • Tall plant with medium ear placement and superb test weight grain on a white cob.

  • Solid agronomic package with excellent standability.

GREAT LAKES

6321BtRR — 113-Day RM

  • Super grain and/or silage YGCB/RR2 hybrid with great late-season health and appearance.

  • Good hybrid for better soils, but also has solid stress tolerance.

  • Also available in a single-trait YGCB version (6321Bt).

6518 G3 — 115-Day RM

  • Tremendous ear flex on this new 115-day YGPL/RR2 hybrid with G3 power; best at medium populations with crop rotation.

  • Needs a full growing season.

  • Can be used for no-till or minimum-tillage situations.

6577 — 115-Day RM

  • Huge ears with extreme ear flex.

  • Excellent late-season plant health and test weight; use for no-till and/or continuous corn situations.

  • Keep off very heavy clay soils.

6550Bt — 115-Day RM

  • YGCB hybrid with excellent stalk strength with super fall health.

  • Very good tolerance to gray leaf spot; works well in high organic and clay soils; great ear flex.

GOLDEN HARVEST

H-9272Hx — 113-Day RM

  • HX1 hybrid with strong yield ability, excellent grain quality, solid agronomics, consistent performance.

  • Produces an attractive plant with good late-season plant health.

  • Excellent for continuous corn.

  • Similar performance to H-9172LL.

H-9251CB — 114-Day RM

  • Outstanding new yield leader with Agrisure CB for corn borer protection; excels in all yield environments with fast drydown.

  • Tall robust hybrid with excellent early canopy.

H-9323Hx — 114-Day RM

  • HX1 hybrid has very good early emergence and vigor.

  • Excellent stalk strength; above average gray leaf spot tolerance.

  • Delivers very good late-season performance.

H-9490 — 115-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with tall, robust plant; excellent canopy.

  • Good stalk and root strength for late harvest; solid emergence makes this hybrid a good choice for early-planted fields.

LG SEEDS

LG2625 — 114-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with fast emergence favors no-till planting.

  • Excellent plant health and staygreen; good in conventional and minimum/no-till systems.

LG2640 — 115-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with very high yield potential.

  • Superior stalks and roots.

  • Excellent hybrid for corn-on-corn; widely adapted across soils.

LG2679 — 115-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with excellent grain quality and high test weight.

  • Good emergence for early planting; excellent stalk and root strength, intactness; season-long staygreen.

LG2727 — 118-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with excellent staygreen through the season.

  • A good source of high-moisture corn; works well in corn-on-corn situations.

  • Performance is good in reduced-tillage systems.

MIDWEST SEED

79802 H — 112-Day RM

  • Position on high yielding soils.

  • HX1 hybrid with excellent standability; superb plant health.

  • Excellent grain quality; unique genetic family.

79204 T — 113-Day RM

  • Triple stack hybrid with medium tall plant profile; position on high yielding, low stress fields.

  • Excellent stalks and roots.

  • Strong vigor and early growth.

8T215 — 116-Day RM

  • Triple stack hybrid with very high yield potential; tall, robust plant with medium ear placement.

  • Excellent adaptability to a variety of environments; moderate ear flex and good drydown.

87802 R — 116-Day RM

  • RR hybrid with tall robust plant profile; medium ear placement with high test weight grain.

  • Excellent plant health and fall appearance; strong stalks and roots.

MYCOGEN

2G777 — 113-Day RM

  • HXRW/LL hybrid with same base genetics as conventional hybrid 2784; provides enhanced native protection against European corn borer.

  • Excellent yield, standability, staygreen, late-season plant integrity.

  • Top choice for corn rootworm protection across the Corn Belt.

2J774 — 113-Day RM

  • Attractive, medium-tall HX1/LL hybrid. Offers strong agronomic package; excellent staygreen and drought tolerance; very good standability and gray leaf spot tolerance.

  • Also available as LL hybrid 2J734 and HX1/CL hybrid 2J772.

2M746 — 113-Day RM

  • Improved test weight, better husk coverage, lower ear height and more yield when compared to 2784.

  • Performance best where it is a medium to full-season hybrid.

  • Great companion or replacement for 2784 and 2A775.

2G830 — 116-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid offers excellent east-to-west performance across full-season growing areas.

  • Very good ear flex and adapts to a wide range of planting densities.

  • Tolerant to Fusarium ear rot and gray leaf spot.

NC+

NC+ 5235RBD — 113-Day RM

  • RR2/YGPL hybrid is a new, high-yielding, genetic combination adapted to the Western Corn Belt.

  • Strong early vigor and early growth for planting in no-till and high-residue fields; great companion to the NC+ 5411 family.

  • Best performance in high-fertility and irrigated fields with medium-to-high plant populations.

NC+ 5434RBD — 114-Day RM

  • RR2/YGPL hybrid with yield-leading genetics, excellent in western environments for high-quality silage or grain. Available as conventional, RR2 and YGPL versions.

  • Very yield-responsive to management inputs; attractive hybrid with flex ear and superior yields at moderate populations.

  • Processor-Preferred — delivers superior extractable starch for wet milling.

NC+ 5555HL — 115-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with wide canopy extends weed control when using the LL herbicide system for either grain or silage.

  • Exceptional yields with strong, early growth and emergence.

NC+ 6361RB — 116-Day RM

  • RR2/YGCB hybrid that handles heat well for southern, heat-driven environments.

  • Tall, robust plant with flex ear offers dual purpose capability when planted at moderate-to-high plant populations.

  • Excellent disease tolerance.

NK BRAND

N76-D3 — 113-Day RM

  • Agrisure CB (YG/LL) with superior yielding hybrid with gray leaf spot protection.

  • Works well in corn-on-corn.

  • Flex ear and drought tolerance.

N76-Y4 — 114-Day RM

  • CL hybrid with good yield potential and plant health.

  • Excellent stalk and root strength.

  • Good gray leaf spot protection.

N76-M5 — 115-Day RM

  • Very high yielding Agrisure CB (YG/LL) hybrid.

  • Excellent root and stalk quality.

  • Top choice for gray leaf spot-prone fields.

N85-F3 — 118-Day RM

  • Dual-purpose conventional hybrid; good standability.

  • Good silage quality traits; silage maturity of 114.

PIONEER

33K40 — 113-Day RM

  • Outstanding HX1/LL hybrid with very good staygreen and test weight, good stalks, moderate roots.

  • Predicts below average for mid-season brittle stalk resistance. Good gray leaf spot resistance.

33N11 — 114-Day RM

  • HX1/LL hybrid with solid performance enhanced by in-plant corn borer resistance.

  • Superior yield potential with outstanding test weight. Very good staygreen and drought tolerance.

  • Predicts average for mid-season brittle stalk resistance.

33H25 — 114-Day RM

  • Widely adapted with exceptional yield potential. Staygreen and drought tolerance are excellent.

  • Good stalk and root strength. Predicts above average for mid-season brittle stalk resistance.

  • Very good head smut resistance. Above average southern leaf blight and Fusarium ear rot resistance.

33Y45 — 115-Day RM

  • High yield potential combined with good agronomics.

  • Strong stalks, good root strength and test weight; tall plant type with excellent staygreen.

PRODUCERS HYBRIDS

7361 YGCB — 113-Day RM

  • Good flex ear corn with corn borer protection; medium tall plant.

  • Good seedling vigor; above average drought tolerance.

7373 YGCBRR2 — 113-Day RM

  • YGCB/RR2 hybrid with large girthy flex ear and excellent yield potential.

  • Strong agronomics makes this hybrid a true yield leader in the Western Corn Belt.

7377 YGPLRR2 — 113-Day RM

  • RR2/YGPL hybrid with above average drought tolerance.

  • Will handle high plant populations; good stalk strength.

WYFFELS

W8602 — 114-Day RM

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

  • Very good early vigor, fast canopy; excellent staygreen.

  • Good tolerance to gray leaf spot.

W8601 — 115-Day RM

  • YGPL/RR2 hybrid with amazing ear flex, top-end yield potential.

  • Very good early vigor, fast canopy; excellent staygreen.

  • Good tolerance to gray leaf spot.

W8721 — 115-Day RM

  • RR2 hybrid with high test weight grain on large ears.

  • Tall, flex hybrid with exceptional roots and stalks.

  • Exciting late-season health.

W8720 — 115-Day RM

  • Conventional hybrid with high test weight grain on large ears.

  • Tall, flex hybrid with exceptional roots and stalks, exciting late-season health.

2006 NEW CORN HYBRIDS KEY

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:

  • Agrisure Glyphosate Tolerant (GT)
  • Agrisure Corn Borer (CB)
  • Clearfield (CL)
  • European Corn Borer (ECB)
  • Herculex 1 (HX1)
  • Herculex Rootworm (HXRW)
  • Liberty Link (LL)
  • Roundup Ready (RR)
  • Roundup Ready 2 (RR2)
  • Yieldgard Corn Borer (YGCB)
  • Yieldgard Plus (YGCB)
  • Yieldgard Rootworm (YGRW)

Editor's Note: This list is not intended to be comprehensive. Companies included in this corn hybrid special report were identified through The Corn And Soybean Digest's 2005 Reader Profile. Companies named by 1.5% or more of growers surveyed were included.