The cost of farming is rising, so make sure you're getting the most for your money when it comes to seed. With so many choices out there, let Corn & Soybean Digest help. We asked major seed companies for their heavy-hitting hybrids for 2009, and have compiled them for you. Check out these top picks for the 2009 growing season.

This guide should be used as a starting point for selecting hybrids for next year. Be sure to also consider university, independent and company trial data when making your decisions.

2009 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)

LATE SEASON (113-120 days)

Most herbicide and insect treatments are abbreviated. They include:

Agrisure Corn Borer (CB)

Agrisure Glyphosate Tolerant (GT)

Agrisure Rootworm (RW)

Clearfield (CL)

Herculex 1 (HX1)

Herculex XTRA (HXX)

Liberty Link (LL)

Roundup Ready (RR)

Roundup Ready 2 (RR2)

Vectran Triple (VT3)

YieldGard Corn Borer (YGCB)

YieldGard Plus (YGPL)

YieldGard VT Triple (YGVT3)

Editor's Note: This list isn't intended to be comprehensive. Companies included on this list were identified through Corn & Soybean Digest's 2008 Reader Profile. The top companies named by growers are listed.

EARLY SEASON

AGRIGOLD

  • Consistent girthy ear style with fast drydown
  • Exceptional yield, profit potential in primary zone
  • Consistent yield levels across all environments

A6189 — 94-day RM (VT3, RR)

  • Consistent performance on better soils at higher populations
  • Excellent grain quality with high test weight
  • Exceptional yield, profit potential

A6149 — 90-day RM (VT3, Conventional)

  • Excellent yield-to-moisture ratio with very good drydown
  • Adapted to various soils, environments
  • Outstanding yield potential for maturity

CROPLAN

3514VT3 — 95-day RM (VT3)

  • VT3 version of high-yielding 3555, for high-rainfall, high-moisture environment of Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio
  • High top-end yield when placed on best soils with aggressive fertility
  • Excellent roots, stalks, seedling vigor; very good test weight, drydown
  • Fixed-ear type requiring higher populations to realize top-end yield potential

4338VT3 — 100-day RM (VT3)

  • Uses outstanding, high-yielding 5338 male combined with new female
  • Cross of female used in 3724 with female in 491, 5905; sister to 4015 female
  • Strong yield, drydown, standability, agronomics; very good disease tolerance to GLS, NCLB, SCLB, common rust; above-average tolerance to Goss' Wilt
  • Medium plant height, ear placement; attractive hybrid with dark-green leaves

4924VT3 — 104-day RM (VT3)

  • New 6226 male and female in 3624, 3724 for outstanding yield, plant health
  • Short plant with medium ear placement; excellent staygreen, early flowering, roots, stalks; very good test weight
  • Fixed-ear type requiring medium-high to higher populations
  • Excellent alterative to the fast-die/fast-dry genetics at maturity; late-harvest hybrid

CROW'S

1929VT3 — 99-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • High yield potential for average to high management conditions
  • Nice staygreen, intactness, Goss' Wilt scores
  • Adapts east to west across Corn Belt
  • Moves south well into 110-115 RM areas

1523VT3 — 86-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Strong fall finisher
  • Excellent yield potential, test weight, grain quality for northern Corn Belt
  • Good staygreen, late-season appearance
  • Nice option for corn-corn

1466R — 85-day RM (RR2)

  • Good yields, stalks, roots for northern Corn Belt
  • Prefers medium-high to higher populations
  • Good choice for early planting, reduced tillage
  • Adapts to all crop rotations, including corn-corn

DAIRYLAND

Stealth-9789 — 89-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Versatile, widely adapted hybrid providing dependable yields
  • Excellent early plant vigor, stimulating terrific root, stalk development
  • Strong drought tolerance rating helps deliver solid grain production in stress-production years
  • Best yields attained with high plant populations

Stealth-6799 — 99-day RM (RR)

  • Girthy-eared, high-yielding genetics excel at high plant population
  • Outstanding early plant vigor
  • Excellent staygreen, drydown; high test weight
  • Wide soil adaptation including no-till, corn-corn environments

Stealth-8404 — 104-day (northern)/102-day (central) RM (HXX)

  • Strong yield capability; can be placed in wide range of soil types
  • Tremendous early plant vigor jumpstarts hybrid quickly after planting
  • Very strong root, stalk development
  • Excellent grain drydown

DEKALB

DKC48-37 — 98-day RM (YGVT3, RR2)

  • Great yield potential in highly productive soils
  • Excellent standability due to stellar roots
  • Very good staygreen, harvest appearance
  • Top-notch test weight, grain quality

DKC53-41 — 103-day RM (YGVT3, RR2)

  • Exceptional yield potential
  • Superb drydown
  • Great emergence, seedling vigor
  • Very good greensnap tolerance

DKC50-66 — 100-day RM (YGVT3, RR2)

  • Very strong stalks, roots
  • Robust plant; great harvest appearance, intactness
  • Maintains performance advantage even in lower yield environments
  • Excellent test weight, drydown

GARST

88F75-3000GT — 97-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Superb emergence, early vigor for all crop rotations
  • Moderately flexible ear for wide range of planting populations
  • Consistent performance over wide range of environments

88L04-3000GT — 93-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Excellent Goss' Wilt tolerance
  • Excellent performance across Corn Belt
  • Superb performance in, north of zone

87G96GT — 99-day RM (GT)

  • Suitable for all soils, management
  • Strong stalks, roots
  • Excellent emergence, vigor

GOLDEN HARVEST

H-8061 3000GT — 104-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Very good seedling vigor allows early planting into cool soils
  • Medium-sized plant with excellent stalk, root strength
  • Good test weight, fast drydown

H-6724 3000GT — 92-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Widely adapted hybrid across northern Corn Belt
  • Girthy ear with fast drydown
  • Very good early seedling vigor

H-7130 3000GT — 97-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Widely adapted, high-yielding hybrid; best performance on highly productive soils
  • Good root strength; above-average stalk integrity
  • Best performance as early to mid-season hybrid

GREAT LAKES

4041G3VT3 — 90-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Superior yield performance, drydown
  • Solid harvest standability
  • Very good emergence, leaf disease tolerance
  • Available in VT3, RR, conventional

4481G3VT3 — 94-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Outstanding yield performance
  • Excellent emergence, standability, drydown
  • Super grain quality, test weight
  • Team with 4415, 4569, 4689

5306G3VT3 — 103-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Excellent yield for maturity
  • Super early emergence, vigor with great stalks
  • Use on any soil type
  • Consistent ear with nice girth — for grain or silage

KRUGER

K-6490VT3 — 90-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Outstanding test weight
  • Excellent agronomics
  • Adapted from Wisconsin to Dakotas
  • Excellent choice for corn-corn, very early planting

K-6295VT3 — 95-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Excellent yield potential; position on better soils at high plant populations for advantage
  • Very good test weight
  • Adapted from Wisconsin to Dakotas

K-6102VT3 — 102-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Excellent yield potential
  • Very good agronomics
  • Adapted across Corn Belt from east to west
  • Excellent disease package, emergence; top choice for corn-corn

LG

LG2358VT3 — 84-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Very good early vigor
  • Well adapted as full-season hybrid
  • Performs well in no-till, minimum-till
  • Maximum performance comes with higher populations

LG2426VT3 — 94-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Excellent yields for maturity
  • Ears consistent with 18-20 kernel rows
  • Good vigor for early planting
  • Works well in no-till, minimum-till

MIDWEST

70007VT3 — 99-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Excellent top-end yield potential with strong stalks
  • Strong Goss' Wilt tolerance
  • Excellent emergence, early growth
  • Fast drydown for earlier harvest window

69033VT3 — 86-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Outstanding yield potential for maturity
  • Excellent staygreen, disease tolerance
  • Top notch grain quality, test weight
  • Excellent corn-corn choice

68101R — 85-day RM (RR2)

  • Excellent yield for maturity
  • Strong stalks, roots
  • Excellent drought score
  • Tall stature

MYCOGEN

2J337 — 92-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Performs in wide variety of environments, production systems
  • Combines top-end yield potential with yield stability
  • Equipped with a strong stalk, root system
  • Strong agronomic package, including fall health, stress tolerance

2A499 — 99-day RM (HXX, RR)

  • Hard-textured grain; above-average test weight
  • Excellent staygreen, northern corn leaf blight tolerance
  • Excellent yield response to higher plant densities
  • Flowers late for maturity; dries fast after black layer

2D519 — 101-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Top choice for early planting, no-till
  • Medium plant, ear height; produces grain with good test weight
  • Good tolerance to eyespot, anthracnose leaf blight
  • Competitive performance in 100-day growing environments from New England through Colorado

NC+

1982VT3 — 99-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Top yield potential for high-yielding environments
  • Tremendous staygreen for late-season plant health
  • Use in areas where Goss' Wilt tolerance needed
  • Reliable emergence for early corn planted early

1012VT3 — 88-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Excellent choice for early planting in no-till situations; high yield potential
  • Good seedling vigor across variety of growing conditions
  • Excellent stalk strength for standability
  • Produces grain with high test weight, excellent quality

0581R — 85-day RM (RR2)

  • True 85-day product; adapted to most crop rotations
  • Strong emergence with good early vigor makes for excellent no-till, early planting choice
  • Strong roots, stalks provide exceptional standability
  • Dual-purpose — produces high-test weight grain or high-quality silage

NK

N40T-3000GT — 99-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Exceptional yield punch
  • Backed by solid agronomics including very good seedling growth, fast drydown
  • Strong stress, drought tolerance support yield stability
  • Characterized for high extractable starch

N51T-3000GT — 104-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Packs top-end punch for grain, silage yields
  • Strong drought tolerance supports consistent performance over wide range of conditions
  • Early plant choice; exceptional root strength protects against root lodging
  • Characterized for dry grind ethanol, high extractable starch

N16M-3000GT — 82-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Superior agronomics support high yields
  • Exceptional stalk strength, late-season intactness for great standability, flexible harvest
  • Heavy test weight dries down fast
  • Characterized for high extractable starch

PIONEER

38H08 — 92-day RM (HX1/LL/RR2)

  • Exceptional yield potential, grain drydown under wide variety of yield environments

38P43 — 95-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Excellent yield potential
  • Above-average root lodging resistance
  • Early harvest option

37N16 — 99-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Good stability across wide range of environments
  • Top yield performance at high yield levels

PRODUCERS

6374VT3 — 103-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Strong drought tolerance
  • Very healthy
  • Very good seedling vigor
  • Average roots

5314VT3 — 93-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Medium-tall hybrid
  • Strong roots, good stalks
  • Prefers high population
  • Fast drydown

5004VT3 — 90-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Medium-tall hybrid
  • Very good roots, stalks
  • Strong yield potential
  • Versatile across many soil types, conditions

STINE

9200RRYGCB — 85-87-day RM (RR2, YGCB)

  • Semi-determinant ear with 16-20 rows
  • Very good stalks, roots
  • Consistent performance across environments
  • Good stress tolerance

9523VT3 — 103-105-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Excellent yield potential
  • Consistent ear size with excellent girth
  • Responds well to foliar fungicides
  • Good companion hybrid to 9418VT3, 9525VT3

WENSMAN

W 7107VT3 — 90-day RM (VT3)

  • Dominating, consistent yield potential
  • Excellent standability
  • Wide harvest timing window; can harvest last
  • Easy combining hybrid

W 7143VT3 — 93-day RM (VT3)

  • Superior emergence, early season vigor
  • Great late-season intactness
  • Maximize performance by planting medium-high to high populations
  • Position on average to better soils

W 7089VT3 — 86-day RM (VT3)

  • Very early flowering, black layer
  • Emergence, early vigor
  • Position on all soil types including drought-prone soils
  • Use as full-season hybrid

WYFFELS HYBRIDS INC.

W2329 — 100-day RM (3000GT/LL)

  • Consistent, high yields across soil types
  • Amazing root strength and sturdy stalks
  • Excellent drydown and solid agronomics
  • Highly adaptable for environments in northern Iowa

W2681 — 101-day RM (YGVT3)

  • New genetics with exceptional yield for maturity
  • Fast-drying with tremendous yield-to-moisture ratios
  • Stable across soil types, including lighter soils
  • Maintains yield potential on corn-corn

W3629 — 104-day RM (3000GT/LL)

  • Outstanding new yield leader in maturity
  • Solid agronomics; highly recommended for corn-corn
  • Very good stalk strength, unsurpassed roots
  • Strong late-season health, standability, staygreen for long harvest window

MID-SEASON

AGRIGOLD

A6489 — 112-day RM (VT3, RR)

  • Outstanding yield potential; strong agronomic package
  • Consistent performance in all cropping systems
  • High test weight, above-average grain quality

A6439 — 109-day RM (VT3)

  • Outstanding yield potential under high management systems
  • Excellent emergence, early vigor
  • Excellent drydown allows for early harvest

A6437 — 109-day RM (Conventional)

  • Excellent yield potential at optimum populations
  • Consistent performance across variable environments
  • Excellent test weight, food-grain quality

CROPLAN

5892VT3 — 107-day RM (VT3)

  • Combines 5338, 591, 5891 female with new, high-yielding southern/UR male
  • Semi-flex ear with 16-20 rows; requires populations on high side
  • Excellent early plant vigor, roots, stalks; ideal for no-till, corn-corn application; above-average staygreen; high response to Headline application
  • Better test weight than 5891; unusually fast grain drydown, much faster early season drydown than 591

6125VT3 — 109-day RM (VT3)

  • Combines exceptional roots, drought tolerance of new female with north/west 6025, 6525 male
  • Provides better disease tolerance while keeping the high yield potential; some test weight lost
  • Top-end yield potential; heat tolerance, strong silking with exceptional loose husks for fast drydown

6425VT3 — 112-day RM (VT3)

  • Female 6886 combined with male 6125, 6525, 6725
  • Outstanding ability to silk, pollinate under heat, moisture stress
  • Exceptional top-end yield potential with wide area of adaptation from east to west
  • Medium-tall plant with medium-low ear placement, semi-flex ear type; best performance at 30,000+ populations

CROW'S

4727VT3 — 109-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Build more bins
  • Increase population on better ground for highest yield potential
  • Highly adaptable to various soil types with great health, standability
  • First-class roots promote good standability

4799VT3 — 109-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Yield punch knockout
  • High yield potential for high-management, better-soils acres
  • Good standability, test weight
  • Rotate after soybeans in central, eastern areas

4826VT3 — 110-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Top-end yield potential with outstanding disease package
  • Will move south in Corn Belt
  • Adapts to all crop rotations, tillage systems
  • Can be planted from medium to high populations

DAIRYLAND

Stealth-2208/LL — 108-day (northern)/106-day (central) RM (LL)

  • High yielding, widely adaptable, proven hybrid with drought, disease protection
  • High ear flex capability
  • Deep kernels, high test weight qualities
  • Leads industry for yield

Stealth-9410 — 110-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Superb roots, stalks, staygreen
  • Very strong under drought, disease pressures
  • Delivers excellent test weight
  • Shorter-statured hybrid

Stealth-9009 — 111-day (northern)/109-day (central) RM (YGVT3)

  • Aggressive, vigorous genetics with high yield potential
  • Wide soil adaptability provides added flexibility
  • Greatest yield potential when planted at high populations
  • Foliar fungicide application recommended

DEKALB

DKC57-66 — 107-day RM (YGVT3, RR2)

  • Very good drought tolerance
  • Great standabililty due to strong roots, stalks
  • Excellent late-season intactness, harvest appearance

DKC60-51 — 110-day RM (YGVT3, RR2)

  • Superb agronomic, defensive characteristics
  • Reliable performance in all yield environments
  • Very good ear rot tolerance overall
  • Attractive harvest appearance due to great staygreen, intactness

DKC59-64 — 109-day RM (YGVT3, RR2)

  • Remarkable yield potential
  • Good overall disease package
  • Healthy harvest appearance due to good staygreen, intactness

GARST

86T82-3000GT — 104-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Healthy plant with excellent late-season intactness
  • Dual-purpose hybrid — excellent choice for grain, silage
  • Good emergence, early vigor

85R08-3000GT — 108-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Proven performance across wide range of soils
  • Excellent performance as full-season hybrid north of zone
  • Very good agronomics provide ease of harvest

84Q55-3000GT — 112-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • East to west adaptability with good plant health
  • Well adapted to all yield environments
  • Yield stability under heat, moisture stress
  • Moderate ear flex for plant population flexibility

GOLDEN HARVEST

H-8211 3000GT — 105-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Very good seedling vigor for fast emergence
  • Very good late-season staygreen
  • Girthy ear with fast drydown

H-8818 3000GT — 110-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Very good emergence, vigor for early planting
  • Excellent staygreen, late-season plant health
  • Good root, stalk strength providing solid late-season stability

H-9014 3000GT — 112-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Tall, high-yielding, widely adapted hybrid
  • Excellent root, stalk strength
  • Very good emergence, seedling vigor

GREAT LAKES

6069G3VT3 — 110-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Dominant hybrid in maturity
  • Excellent emergence, root strength; very good stalks
  • Use on any soil and for no-till
  • Keep east of I-35 (central Iowa)

6272G3VT3 — 112-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Excellent yield potential
  • Wide area of adaptation — almost any soil profile, crop rotation
  • Best with high management at higher populations
  • Very good standability, plant intactness

5506G3VT3 — 105-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Very good yield for maturity, especially under stressful conditions
  • Use in narrow rows, corn-corn, no-till
  • Excellent standability, grain quality, test weight with quick drydown
  • Very good tolerance to gray leaf spot

KRUGER

K-6208VT3 — 108-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Excellent roots, stalks
  • Very good drought tolerance
  • Adapted from Illinois to Nebraska
  • Push populations on better soils to maximize performance

K-6010VT3 — 110-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Very high yield potential
  • Excellent standability and plant health
  • Adapted from Illinois to Nebraska
  • Great choice for corn-corn due to agronomics and disease package

LG

LG2548RR2 — 108-day RM (RR2)

  • Exceptional yield potential
  • Great stalks, roots; very healthy
  • Best yields at higher populations
  • Widely adapted across maturity zones

LG2555VT3 — 110-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Deep kernel depth in full-flex ear
  • Extremely flexible ear size
  • Very fast drydown at harvest
  • Handles any population

MIDWEST

76806VT3 — 109-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • High top-end yield potential east to west
  • Widely adapted to variety of soils
  • Superior standability, agronomics
  • Keep populations toward high end for best results

76996VT3 — 109-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Excellent choice for high-yield environments
  • First choice for first-year corn ground
  • Strong stalks, roots with heavy test weight grain
  • Great drought scores

77015VT3 — 110-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Consistent top yield potential
  • Widely adapted across Corn Belt
  • Excellent eye appeal
  • Large, flexible ear

MYCOGEN

2W705 — 111-day RM (HXX/RR)

  • Excellent stalk strength, staygreen quality
  • Good overall plant health
  • Well-fitted for maturity zones 6, 7
  • Strong east, central performance — particularly in Iowa, Illinois

2G611 — 106-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Offers high yields, exceptional fall drydown
  • Shows good tolerance to northern leaf blight, leaf anthracnose
  • Produces consistent girthy ears with good test weight
  • Widely adapted from Ohio to Colorado

2K662 — 108-day RM (HXX/RR)

  • Produces girthy ears with deep kernels for excellent top-end yield potential
  • Designed with solid stalks, roots; good late-season appearance
  • Offers good tolerance to gray leaf spot
  • Widely adapted from east to west

NC+

4517VT3 — 109-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Wide area of adaptation; top choice for planting early in residue
  • Strong roots; good season-long plant health
  • Exceptional choice for corn-corn
  • High populations give best yield potential

4022VT3 — 109-day RM(YGVT3/RR2)

  • High yield potential, top choice genetics to place on best yield environments
  • Improved fall plant health to maximize harvest efficiency
  • Improved stalks, roots for greater standability
  • Avoid areas where above-average gray leaf spot tolerance is needed

4582VT3 — 110-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Excellent no-till, early planting choice
  • Excellent disease package for season-long, late-season plant health
  • Good stalks, improved roots
  • Strong defensive agronomics; best adapted to eastern Corn Belt

NK

N68B-CB/LL/RW — 110-day RM (CB/LL/RW)

  • Top-end yield punch for grain, silage
  • Good drought tolerance, ear flex support high yields
  • Excellent roots, very good stalks for strong standability
  • Characterized for high extractable starch

N53W-3000GT — 105-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Harvest big yields
  • Good GLS, NCLB protection; strong agronomics
  • Good choice for early plant, no-till
  • Characterized for dry grind, high extractable starch

N72Q-CB/LL/RW — 112-day RM (CB/LL/RW)

  • Powerful disease protection for top yields
  • Superior plant health with excellent GLS, SCLB resistance
  • Corn-corn choice with good emergence, seedling growth
  • Characterized for dry-grind ethanol, high extractable starch

PIONEER

35K33 — 105-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Excellent yield potential
  • Solid agronomics including above-average roots, mid-season brittle stalk resistance, drought tolerance, stress emergence
  • Resistance to Fusarium ear rot

35F44 — 105-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Banner yield potential
  • Strong agronomics
  • Proven performance across all yield levels
  • Performance advantage in drought-prone environments

33W84 — 111-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Suitable for moderate- to high-yielding environments, early planting
  • Use on soils with good water-holding capacity

PRODUCERS

7134VT3 — 111-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Strong flex ear
  • Excellent emergence
  • Well suited for dryland, irrigated acres
  • Ideal for western Corn Belt

6634VT3 — 106-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Strong seedling vigor
  • Great for reduced tillage
  • Average drought tolerance
  • High yield potential

STINE

9626VT3 — 109-111-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Very broad kernels
  • Responds well to foliar fungicide
  • Medium-high population
  • Superior yield to moisture ratio

9726VT3 — 11-112-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Superior yield
  • Excellent yield-to-moisture ratio
  • Good for corn-corn
  • Length, girth ear flex

9725VT3 — 112-114-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • High yielding with excellent stalks, roots
  • Length, girth ear flex
  • Great for corn-corn
  • Excellent hybrid under irrigation

WENSMAN

W 7469VT3 — 109-day RM (VT3)

  • Excellent root strength, overall standability
  • Excels in high-yield environments
  • Can adapt to all tillage systems
  • Will move north into maturity zones 4, 5

W 7455VT3 — 107 day RM (VT3)

  • Excels in high-yield environments
  • Good choice for irrigated grounds
  • Excellent stalk strength, ear flex potential
  • Medium plant height; caution on sand, fine sandy loams

W 7562VT3 — 111-day RM (VT3)

  • Superior stress tolerance
  • Excellent stalk strength
  • Good choice for cold soils, no-till practices
  • Can adapt to all tillage systems

WYFFELS HYBRIDS INC.

W7251 — 112-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Rising star with stable, top-end yield performance
  • Nice plant health package
  • Excellent standability and staygreen
  • Highly recommended for corn-corn

W5159 — 108-day RM (3000GT/LL)

  • Consistent yield performer with exceptional roots
  • Wide adaptability to soil types
  • Impressive late-season plant integrity
  • Excellent option for corn-corn

W7250 — 111-day RM (RR2)

  • Same base genetics as new W7251 (VT3)
  • Excellent standability and staygreen
  • Good health package; above-average natural ECB resistance
  • Solid choice for refuge acres

LATE SEASON

AGRIGOLD

A6632 — 115-day RM (VT3/YGCB/CL)

  • Excellent agronomic package makes this a must-plant hybrid
  • Above-average late-season plant intactness
  • Adapted to wide range of soil types

A6533 — 113-day RM (VT3, RR)

  • Outstanding yield potential under high management systems
  • Very good drydown for timely harvest
  • Consistent girthy ears with deep kernels

CROPLAN

6725VT3 — 113-day RM (VT3)

  • New high-yield female combined with northern/western male in 6125, 6425, 6525
  • Medium-tall plant with medium-low ear placement; excellent top-end yield potential combined with wide adaptability east to west
  • Disease package with very good tolerance to GLS, NCLB, SCLB; average tolerance to common rust
  • Latest and healthiest version with most southerly adaptability

6986VT3 — 113-day RM (VT3)

  • Combines new version of female in 6818, 7505 with male of 6886
  • Shorter plant compared to 6886; improved stalks, roots; consistent girthy ears
  • Very good on Fusarium for western irrigated areas
  • With the short plant type, use caution on nonirrigated sandy soils

7131VT3 — 115-day RM (VT3)

  • Combines high-yielding male of 751, 851 with new high-yield/late-health female
  • Excellent roots, health, top-end yield potential
  • Same, slightly better disease tolerance than 751
  • Ear-size, nitrogen driven; avoid poorly drained clay soils

CROW'S

5292VT3 — 114-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • High yield potential
  • Versatile product for central, eastern Corn Belt
  • Good stalk, root strength with excellent staygreen; great fall appearance
  • Likes all soil types

5553VT3 — 115-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Excellent stalk, roots, health; top-end yield potential
  • Adapts to all crop rotations, tillage systems
  • Keep populations medium-high to high

5551R — 115-day RM (RR2)

  • Excellent stalk, roots, health; top-end yield potential
  • Adapts to all crop rotations, tillage systems
  • Keep populations medium-high to high

DAIRYLAND

Stealth-9313 — 113-day RM (YGVT3)

  • High-energy hybrid with outstanding grain production capability
  • Noted for superior early plant vigor
  • Genetics withstand pressures of drought conditions
  • Solid performance in various soil types while favoring loams, sands

Stealth-6114 — 114-day RM (RR)

  • Very good drought, disease tolerance
  • Outstanding staygreen, plant integrity
  • Tremendous soil versatility; perfect choice for no-till, corn-corn; high test weight scores

Stealth-9114 — 114-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Delivers high test weight grain
  • Superb soil adaptation
  • Perfect for no-till, corn-corn
  • High-population hybrid

DEKALB

DKC63-14 — 113-day RM (YGVT3, RR2, PP)

  • Tremendous top-end yield potential
  • Exceptional roots, sound stalks
  • Very good overall ear rot tolerance

DKC68-06 — 118-day RM (RR2, YGCB)

  • Consistent high-yield performance across wide geography
  • Excellent emergence, seedling vigor for reduced tillage systems
  • Good staygreen, overall plant health
  • Tremendous root, stalk strength

DKC65-63 — 115-day RM (YGVT3, RR2)

  • Excellent stalk strength, strong roots
  • Superior staygreen, harvest appearance
  • Consistent performance across soil types, tillage practices

GARST

83X61-3000GT — 113-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Well adapted across soil types, management practices from east to west
  • Outstanding stalk quality, late-season intactness
  • Above-average overall health; outstanding tolerance to north leaf blight and gray leaf spot

82H82-3000GT — 118-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Widely adapted genetics with excellent north, south movement
  • Solid agronomic package; excellent harvestability
  • Dual-purpose hybrid for grain, silage acres

83L67-3000GT — 115-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Excellent top-end yield consistently across environments
  • Moderate ear flex; best performance at medium-high population

GOLDEN HARVEST

H-9127 3000GT — 113-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Good emergence, vigor allow early planting
  • Excellent staygreen promotes good fall intactness
  • Very good root, stalk strength provides late-season standability

H-9392 3000GT — 115-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Excellent top-end yield potential
  • Very good seedling vigor allows early planting, reduced tillage
  • Good stalk strength, very good staygreen allow good harvestability

H-9180 3000GT — 113-day RM (GT)

  • Very good early vigor, good emergence allow early planting
  • Very good root strength ensures season-long standability
  • Good stalk strength, staygreen for late-season intactness

GREAT LAKES

6354G3VT3 — 113-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Widely adapted, high-yielding hybrid
  • Improved test weight over 6321
  • Excellent stress tolerance, super ear flex
  • Use with any soil, no-till, corn-corn
  • Very good leaf disease tolerance package

KRUGER

K-6213VT3 — 113-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Stable high-yield potential
  • Excellent plant health and agronomics
  • Adapted from Illinois to Nebraska
  • Excellent choice for delayed harvest

K-6115VT3 — 115-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Very good yield potential
  • Excellent standability and disease package
  • Adapted from Illinois to Nebraska
  • Good choice for delayed harvest because of shorter stature and standability

K-6116VT3 — 116-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Tremendous yield potential
  • Excellent root strength
  • Adapted from Illinois to Nebraska
  • Disease package allows corn on corn; best performance has been on better soils in rotation

LG

LG2620VT3 — 113-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Consistent, stable high yields
  • Best root strength in maturity
  • Excellent plant health, staygreen
  • Good for corn-corn

LG2641VT3 — 114-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Top-end yield potential
  • Excellent tolerance against Fusarium and Goss' wilt
  • Great stalk strength, fall intactness
  • Adapted to medium, high populations

MIDWEST

80204VT3 — 114-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Z genetics with high yield potential
  • Widely adapted to central, eastern Corn Belt
  • Outstanding staygreen, fall appearance
  • Consistent performance across all soil types, yield levels

82228VT3 — 115-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Best combination of yield potential, standability
  • Fixed ear requires high plant density for best results
  • Excellent gray leaf spot scores
  • Best performance in, south of zone

85655VT3 — 116-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Excellent choice for western irrigated environment
  • Taller plant with good canopy cover
  • Good test weight
  • Not a good choice for western dryland

MYCOGEN

2V732 — 113-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Combines high yield, excellent yield stability
  • Moves north, south well within adaptation area
  • Potential to be co-anchor with 2T780 family to the 113-114-day lineup
  • Widely adapted from east to west

2T832 — 115-day RM (YGVT3)

  • High-yielding, flex-ear hybrid
  • Good tolerance to gray leaf spot
  • Keep populations moderate to allow ears to flex
  • Wide east-to-west adaptation across full-season growing areas

2Y739 — 113-day RM (HXX/RR)

  • Produces high yield with outstanding grain quality
  • Adapted east to west across central Corn Belt
  • Performs best at medium to medium-high plant densities
  • Good companion to 2T780 family

NC+

5717VT3 — 114-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Widely adapted, top-end product
  • Good tolerance to gray leaf spot
  • Improved stalks, roots
  • Avoid areas with high green snap potential

5882VT3 — 115-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Excellent choice for early planting. Well adapted to variable soil types.
  • Stalks, roots provide excellent late-season standability
  • Performs well in high stress environments
  • Fixed ear type; maintain medium to high populations for top-end yield potential

6082VT3 — 116-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Use for early corn planted early, reduced tillage systems
  • Top choice for high-yield potential in western environments
  • Taller plant type with excellent canopy cover
  • Produces high test weight grain

NK

N73V-3000GT — 113-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Excellent top-end yield potential
  • Solid agronomics package with very good stalks, roots, drought tolerance, fast drydown
  • Resistance to GLS, NCLB
  • Characterized for dry-grind ethanol

N74C-3000GT — 113-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Top-end yield, grain quality
  • Good staygreen, test weight
  • Steady agronomics with dual-purpose potential
  • Tall, eastern adapted hybrid

N77P-3000GT — 113-day RM (GT/CB/LL/RW)

  • Superior stress tolerance for consistent top-end yields
  • Strong drought tolerance, ear flex enhance adaptability
  • Tall, eastern adapted hybrid with very good seedling growth, stalk strength
  • Characterized for dry-grind ethanol, high extractable starch

PIONEER

33H29 — 115-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Exceptional yield potential with rapid grain drydown
  • Strong performance across broad range of environments
  • Strong stalk strength, stress emergence

33D49 — 115-day RM (HX1/LL/RR2)

  • Impressive yield potential
  • Strong agronomics
  • Widely adapted platform

32N73 — 117-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • New, widely adapted platform
  • Excellent yield potential across variety of soil types, yield environments
  • Resistance to gray leaf spot, mid-season brittle stalk

STINE

9806VT3 — 114-116-day RM (YGVT3/RR2)

  • Higher yielding, better standability, slightly wetter than Stine 9803 types
  • Excellent standability for full-season hybrid
  • Excellent disease package
  • Available as 9806 brand conventional

WYFFELS HYBRIDS INC.

W8681 — 115-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Stand-out in reliable, top-end yield performance
  • Attractive plant with strong agronomics, health
  • Excellent standability, staygreen, late-season plant integrity
  • Obvious choice for tough corn-corn

W9120 — 117-day RM (RR2)

  • Same base genetics as customer favorite W9121 (VT3)
  • Extremely high-yielding, attractive plant; amazing roots
  • Very good anthracnose, gray leaf spot tolerance
  • Nice refuge option; highly recommended for corn-corn

W8680 — 115-day RM (Conventional)

  • Same base genetics as new W8681 (VT3)
  • Excellent yield potential in a non-GMO hybrid
  • Strong agronomics, excellent staygreen
  • Great choice for corn-corn refuge acres

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