From single traits to quad stacks, it's a tough decision to choose seed. Each year the decision about what seed to use becomes more complicated. Let The Corn And Soybean Digest simplify your job. We asked major seed companies for their hotshot hybrids for 2008, and have compiled them for you. Take a look at these seed companies' top picks for the 2008 growing season.

Use this guide as a starting point for selecting hybrids for next year. Be sure to also consider university, independent and company trial data when you do decide.

2008 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 are those named by readers in the The Corn And Soybean Digest's 2007 Reader Profile.

EARLY SEASON

AGRIGOLD

A6225VT3 — 98-day RM (VT3)

(Asgrow is no longer going to offer corn hybrids.)

A6279VT3 — 101-day RM (VT3)

  • Exceptional yield for maturity with fast drydown
  • Outstanding late-season plant intactness
  • Above-average emergence, early vigor

A6325VT3 — 104-day RM (VT3)

  • Outstanding yield potential under high management systems
  • Excellent health, staygreen, late-season plant intactness
  • Above-average grain quality; high test weight

BECK'S

5112CBRWRR — 104-day RM (RR/YGPL)

  • Outstanding yield potential;fast drydown
  • Very good root strength
  • Strong emergence in cool, wet environments

5112RR — 104-day RM (RR)

  • High yielding
  • Excellent stalk, root strength
  • Responds to high populations

4807VT3 — 102-day RM (YGVT3/RR)

  • High yielding
  • Excellent stalk, root strength
  • Responds to high populations

CROPLAN

3114VT3 — 91-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Handles all soil types
  • Excellent root, stalk strength
  • Very fast drydown

3724VT3 — 96-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Outstanding high-end yield potential
  • Industry's highest yield hybrid for maturity
  • Excellent stalks, roots, drydown; very good grain quality, test weight
  • Average staygreen, fast-die/fast-dry hybrid; moves north very well

5338VT3 — 104-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Outstanding high-end yield potential
  • Excellent stalks, plant health enables movement into eastern Corn Belt
  • More drought tolerance on lighter soils

CROWS

1807VT3 — 97-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Processor Preferred high fermentable corn
  • High-yield potential genetics
  • Semi-flex ear on medium-sized plant;average staygreen, good integrity
  • Excellent stalk, root strength, drought scores

2123VT3 — 101-day RM (YGVT3)

  • High yield potential
  • Fast emergence, rapid early growth
  • Flowers early for maturity; good choice for early planting
  • Prefers medium-high populations; responds to high management

2155VT3 — 102-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Maintains high yield potential east-west across Corn Belt
  • Good stalk, root strength
  • Performs best on better soils managed for high yields
  • Fast emergence, early growth allow early planting
  • Medium plant, ear height; girthy ear

DAIRYLAND

Stealth-7789 — 89-day RM (YGCB, RR2)

  • Terrific emergence; vigorous plant growth
  • Soil type versatility for great planting flexibility
  • Great drought tolerance; solid disease resistance
  • Prefers high plant populations

Stealth-9196 — 96-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Widely adapted excellent for continuous corn
  • Superior root, stalk strength
  • Excellent drydown, test weight
  • Excellent drought tolerance; strong disease resistance

Stealth-9799 — 99-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Great agronomics and overall plant health
  • Exceptional soil, no-till, continuous corn planting versatility
  • Great drydown, test weight
  • Excellent disease resistance, drought tolerance

DEKALB

DKC46-60 — 96-day RM (RR/YGVT3)

  • Excellent root, stalk strength
  • Excellent emergence, seedling growth allows for early planting
  • Very good staygreen, harvest appearance in fall
  • Smaller plant type for reduced residue after harvest

DKC50-44 — 100-day RM (RR/YGVT3)

  • Maintains level yield across wide range of growing conditions
  • Excellent emergence, seedling growth
  • Very good ear retention, test weight
  • Very good stalk, root strength

DKC52-59 — 102-day RM (RR/YGVT3)

  • Excellent drydown, yield potential for maturity
  • Very good emergence, seedling growth
  • Strong yield performance over wide range of environments
  • Excellent root quality; very good stalks, drought tolerance

DYNAGROW

51P62 — 82-day RM (RR2/YGCB)

  • New genetics with excellent yields
  • Performs well at high populations
  • Flowers early for maturity
  • Very good early plant vigor with strong roots, stalks maximizing yield

52V01 — 87-day RM (YGVT3)

  • High yield potential with excellent yield-over-moisture ratios for maturity
  • One of earliest VT triple stack products available
  • Excellent east-west adaptation
  • Very good north-south movement with strong roots, stalks, drydown

54H44 — 100-day RM (HXX)

  • Excellent seedling vigor with tremendous top-end yield potential
  • Performs well in zone or as full-season hybrid just north of zone
  • Exhibits fast drydown allowing northern movement
  • Excellent as dual-purpose hybrid with very good ear flex

FS

49SV3 — 99-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Excellent on all soils
  • Outstanding yield potential, consistency
  • Excellent tolerance to drought stress
  • Very good fall integrity, drydown

4189 VT3 — 101-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Excellent yield potential, drydown
  • Very consistent performance across environments
  • Excellent health, late-season intactness
  • Very good drought tolerance

53SV3 — 103-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Excellent top-end yield and agronomics
  • Great performer in-zone; can go north
  • Very consistent performance, tolerance to drought, other environmental factors
  • Very good fall integrity, drydown

GARST

87G94-3000GT — 99-day RM (3000GT)

  • Quad stacked
  • Season-long protection from European corn borer
  • Industry leading control of western, northern, Mexican rootworm
  • Strong stalks, roots; excellent emergence, vigor for all soil/management situations

86T83GT/CB/LL — 104-day RM (GT, CB/LL)

  • Exceptional yield-to-moisture hybrid
  • Tall hybrid with good root, stalk strength
  • Good emergence, early vigor
  • Season-long protection from European, southwestern corn borer

86G35-3000GT — 105-day RM (3000GT)

  • Great yielding quad hybrid
  • Tall hybrid with sound stalks, roots; good emergence, early vigor
  • Season-long protection from European, southwestern corn borer
  • Industry-leading control of western, northern, Mexican rootworm

GOLDEN HARVEST

H-7439 — 99-day RM (3000GT)

  • Excellent top-end yield potential
  • Very good root, stalk strength
  • Good emergence, seedling vigor
  • Well adapted to drought-prone soils

H-6456 — 89-day RM (GT, CB, LL)

  • Widely adapted hybrid across multiple geographies, yield environments
  • Excellent emergence, early vigor
  • Solid stalk strength provides good late-season standability
  • Adapted to drought-prone soils

H-8062 — 104-day RM (CB, LL, RW)

  • Very good seedling vigor allows early planting in cool soils
  • Medium-sized plant; very good stalk, root strength
  • Good test weight, fast drydown

GREAT LAKES

4569 G3VT3 — 95-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Very good yield performance
  • Excellent standability with fast drydown
  • Large blocky ears with some flex
  • Available as RR2 (4569RR)

5362 G3VT3 — 103-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Good east-west performance
  • Large girthy ears with some flex;good test weight
  • Very good stalks, roots for continuous corn
  • Available as RR2 (5362RR)

5417 — 104-day RM (Conventional, CL)

  • Awesome yield performance to replace 5377
  • Very good drought tolerance
  • Performs best north as full-season hybrid
  • Super drydown

LG

LG2362VT3 — 86-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Excellent yield potential
  • Excellent plant health; strong stalks, roots
  • Very good drought, stress tolerance
  • Widely adapted across soil types, east-west

LG2477VT3 — 100-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Strong yield potential
  • Excellent emergence, early vigor
  • Excellent grain quality, test weight
  • Early flowering for maturity

LG2514VT3 — 103-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Good emergence for early planting
  • Outstanding plant health, fall intactness
  • Very good performance west; moves east well
  • Excellent yield potential

MIDWEST

70505VT3 — 101-day RM (YGVT3/RR)

  • Medium plant height; medium ear placement
  • Excellent top-end yield potential
  • Excellent emergence, early growth
  • Early to flower for maturity
  • Moderate ear flex

69805VT3 — 98-day RM (YGVT3/RR)

  • Excellent yield across northern Corn Belt
  • Outstanding emergence, vigor
  • Excellent drought score
  • Position on well-drained soils
  • Best used in-zone and north

69205VT3 — 92-day RM (YGVT3/RR)

  • Top yield potential for maturity
  • Strong emergence and early growth
  • Position in high-yield environments
  • Good test weight
  • Good stalks, roots

MYCOGEN

2G436 — 96-day RM (HX1/LL)

  • Versatile hybrid; wide range of growing environments, farming practices
  • Consistently strong agronomic package
  • Very good ear flex, ear retention
  • Good earlier-maturing companion to 2A498 family

2P535 — 103-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Excellent emergence; very good drought tolerance, high yield potential
  • Adapts to varying soil types and fertility levels
  • Moves north well; performs best as full-season hybrid
  • Good Goss' wilt tolerance

2J529 — 103-day RM (HX1/LL/RR2)

  • Outstanding yield potential in high-management, high-yield environments
  • Strong emergence, early vigor; good stalks, excellent roots
  • Best in medium-full to full-season environments

NC+

0770RB — 86-day RM (RR2/YGCB)

  • Excellent early emergence, early growth for no-till, early planting
  • Excellent plant integrity; strong stalks, roots
  • Package with NC+ 1008RB genetics for strong companion
  • Dual-purpose: produces high test-weight grain or high-quality silage

1557VT3 — 95-day RM (VT3)

  • Top yield potential for maturity
  • Excellent emergence, seedling vigor
  • Stable performer
  • Widely adapted to variety of environments, continuous corn

2174VT3 — 101-day RM (VT3)

  • Top-end yield potential
  • Outstanding emergence, growth characteristics
  • Flowers slightly early for maturity
  • Monitor grain moisture and take advantage of early harvest to maximize yield potential

NK

N40T Hybrid Series — 99-day RM (3000GT, CB/LL/RW, GT/CB/LL or CB/LL)

  • Exceptional yield punch
  • Big yields backed by solid agronomics including very good seedling growth, fast drydown
  • Strong stress, drought tolerance support yield stability
  • Extra Edge characterized for high extractable starch

N51-T Series — 104-day RM (GT/CB/LL or CB/LL/RW)

  • Packs top-end yield punch
  • Strong drought tolerance supports consistent performance over wide range of conditions
  • Early plant choice with very good emergence, seedling growth
  • Exceptional root strength provides root lodging protection

N27B Hybrid Series — 91-day RM (GT/CB/LL, CB/LL/RW, CB/LL or GT)

  • Broadly adapted for outstanding yield performance
  • Excellent seedling growth for early planting
  • Good stalks, test weight; excellent drydown, grain quality
  • Extra Edge characterized for high extractable starch

PIONEER

38B87 — 98-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Outstanding yield potential, rapid drydown; good late-season standability
  • Good choice as silage hybrid
  • Strong in stress emergence, stalk/root lodging resistance

37Y14 — 98-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Top-end yield potential, rapid drydown leader in maturity group
  • Well adapted for high-yield environments, variable soils that require drought tolerance

36V76 — 104-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Late-silking hybrid platform with impressive yield potential
  • Moderate plant stature an attractive feature for less plant residue

PRODUCERS

5684 VT3 — 96-day RM (YGVT3)

  • 2,270 GDUs
  • Semi-flex ear; wide range of population options
  • Good drought tolerance
  • Good stalks, late-season intactness
  • Handles stress very well

6054VT3 — 100-day RM (YGVT3)

  • 2,350 GDUs
  • Medium-height plant; very good roots, stalks
  • Semi-flex ear
  • High yielding, handles low, high plant populations
  • Performs on all soil types, different environments

5734 VT3 — 97-day RM (YGVT3)

  • 2,270 GDUs
  • Semi-flex ear; good roots, above-average stalks
  • Medium-stature plant with medium ear placement
  • Very good plant intactness

SEED CONSULTANTS

10VTT18 — 101-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Excellent plant health
  • Superior stalks, roots
  • Good drydown hybrid; widely adapted

10MT37 — 103-day RM (Triple stack)

  • No-till winner
  • Excellent stalks, roots
  • Replaces SC 1032 with turbocharged yield punch

1047 — 104-day RM (Conventional)

  • Strong emergence, early seedling vigor
  • Exceptional plant health with strong roots, stalks
  • New genetics specifically adapted for NE Indiana, SE Michigan, NW Ohio

TRISLER

T-1J31VT3 — 96-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Excellent yield potential, early harvest choice
  • Rapid grain drydown
  • Fits all soils, rotations
  • Improved stalks for maturity

T-2S61PLRR — 100-day RM (YGPL/RR2)

  • Excellent emergence, vigor
  • Strong stalks, roots
  • Very good soil, rotation flexibility
  • Good early choice for southern zones

T-2S62VT3 — 100-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Industry-leading yield potential
  • Great choice for early planting
  • Yields best at high populations
  • Good staygreen, intactness

WYFFELS HYBRIDS INC.

W1941 — 98-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Exciting yield performance in an early hybrid
  • Stable in stress environments
  • Exceptional drydown
  • Highly recommended for continuous corn

W2731 — 103-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Outstanding yield potential
  • Dependable root strength
  • Consistent performance in rotation or following corn
  • Wide soil adaptability

W2323 — 100-day RM (CB/LL)

  • Consistent, impressive yields across soil types
  • Amazing roots for staying power in tough conditions
  • Solid agronomics
  • Well-adapted to northern Iowa environments

MID SEASON

AGRIGOLD

A6399VT3 — 108-day RM (VT3)

  • Outstanding yield potential; strong agronomic package
  • Consistent performance in all cropping systems, environments
  • Excellent ear flex allows for high yield levels at varying populations

A6459VT3 — 110-day RM (VT3)

  • Exceptional yield potential across primary area of adaptation
  • Good ear flex allows for high yield levels at varying populations
  • Very good drydown allows for early harvest

A6479VT3 — 112-day RM (VT3)

  • Consistent performance on better soils at higher populations
  • Excellent grain quality with high test weight
  • Excellent yield with dependable stability on highly productive soils

BECK'S

5444VT3 — 110-day RM (YGVT3/RR)

  • Yield leader
  • Dominates in good soils
  • Girthy ear

5616VT3 — 111-day RM (YGVT3/RR)

  • Tremendous harvest appearance
  • Widely adapted
  • Healthy VT3 product for medium- and lower-productivity soils

5722HXT — 112-day RM (HXX/LL)

  • Outstanding yield punch
  • Good stalk strength
  • Tremendous technology option for rootworm, black cutworm, western bean cutworm control

BURRUS

255R — 105-day RM (RR2)

  • Fast drydown for early harvest start
  • Excels in continuous corn situations
  • High yield potential for maturity
  • Excellent stalk, roots

477T — 109-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Provides ultimate top-end yield potential
  • For use on best soils
  • Follow soybeans in the CRW variant area only
  • Excellent roots support average stalks

494T — 109-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Superb yield with fast drydown
  • Extremely good roots, stalks
  • High populations required to maximize performance
  • Ideal in continuous corn situations

CROPLAN

6226VT3 — 111-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Exceptional high-end yield potential; outstanding stalks, roots, plant health
  • Medium-short plant with fixed, girthy ear requiring higher populations
  • Flowers early for maturity; dries slowly with tropical in background driving staygreen
  • More green snap than 6126, less than 645; use with caution in NE and western IA

6331VT3 — 111-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Greatly improved stalks, roots, staygreen, intactness over 631
  • Exceptional on Goss' wilt; very good on anthracnose and NCLB
  • Same plant stature and flowering date as 631
  • Best on sandy loams, silt loams; avoid poorly drained clay loams

6150VT3 — 111-day RM (YGVT3)

  • New, high-yielding southern/northern/unrelated male
  • Improved plant health, stalks, roots, yield over 631, 721
  • Male adds staygreen, plant health enabling movement east and south into high-rainfall, high-disease areas

CROWS

4688VT3 — 109-day RM (YGVT3)

  • High-end yield potential
  • Adapts to all soil types, tillage systems
  • Excellent plant health; good GLS tolerance
  • Performs well in continuous corn environment
  • Good staygreen, late-season intactness; excellent east-west adaptation

4354VT3 — 107-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Consistent performance; excellent stalks, roots
  • Good plant health, fall appearance, drought and gray leaf spot tolerance
  • Good choice for continuous corn situations
  • Prefers better soils in east and central Corn Belt

3848VT3 — 105-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Processor Preferred high extractable starch
  • High yield potential; good test weight
  • Performs well across various soils, east-west across Corn Belt
  • Strong Goss' wilt tolerance for the west; excellent dual-purpose genetics

DAIRYLAND

Stealth-9005 — 105-day RM (YGPL/RR2)

  • Best performance on loam, clay, sandy soils
  • Vigorous early plant establishment
  • Very strong drought tolerance and staygreen
  • Excellent test weight

Stealth-9006 — 106-day RM (YGPL/RR2)

  • Wide soil adaptation for planting flexibility
  • Very good drydown, test weight qualities
  • Outstanding drought tolerance, disease resistance
  • Performs best when planted at high plant density

Stealth-9010 — 110-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Most prolific for yield when planted at high plant densities
  • Stellar performance across soil types, no-till, continuous corn ground
  • Very good southern maturity movement
  • Quick emergence; vigorous growth

DEKALB

DKC58-16 — 108-day RM (RR/YGVT3)

  • Very good emergence and seedling growth
  • Very good root strength
  • Good overall disease package
  • Very good Goss' wilt tolerance

DKC61-19 — 111-day RM (RR/YGVT3)

  • Excellent yield potential for maturity
  • Very good overall disease package, including good gray leaf spot tolerance
  • Very good emergence; excellent seedling growth allows for early planting
  • Excellent stalk strength, very good roots

DKC61-69 — 111-day RM (RR/YGVT3)

  • Outstanding yield performance
  • Very good stalk, root strength
  • Very good test weight, grain appearance
  • Good overall disease package

DYNAGROW

55V71 — 105-day RM (VT3)

  • Outstanding yields in new genetic package
  • Broadly adapted east-west and north-south
  • Strong roots, stalks; excels in high-population environments
  • Very good drydown, southern movement as an early hybrid

55X38 — 107-day RM (HX1)

  • Top-end yield potential; excellent early plant vigor, stalks, good roots
  • Widely adapted west-east across Corn Belt
  • Strong ear flex allows different planting populations, various soil types
  • Very good late-season intactness

57V98 — 111-day RM (VT3)

  • Outstanding, consistent yields in new genetic package
  • Determinate ear type requires higher plant populations
  • Benchmark hybrid in zone with very good east-west movement for PA to NE
  • Excellent roots, stalks, late-season plant health

FS

55SV3 — 105-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Excellent top-end yield, agronomics
  • Great performer in-zone; can go south
  • Very consistent performance, tolerance to drought, other environmental factors
  • Excellent fall integrity, drydown

58SV3 — 108-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Outstanding yield potential for maturity
  • Excellent on all soils
  • Very consistent performance, tolerance to drought, other environmental factors
  • Attractive hybrid with excellent fall integrity

62JV3 — 112-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Outstanding yield potential for maturity
  • Excellent on all soils
  • Excellent emergence, early vigor
  • Solid agronomic package; above-average root strength

GARST

8573CB/LL/RW — 106-day RM (CB/LL/RW)

  • Broadly adapted yield leader with soil type flexibility
  • East-west adaptability with good disease protection
  • Season-long protection from European, southwestern corn borer
  • Industry leading control of western, northern, Mexican rootworm

85N72GT/CB/LL — 106-day RM (GT/CB/LL)

  • Solid agronomics and broadly adapted yield leader with soil type flexibility
  • Moderate-flex ear; fast drydown
  • West-east adaptability with good disease protection
  • Season-long protection from European and southwestern corn borer

84U57CB/LL/RW — 110-day RM (CB/LL/RW)

  • Strong performer across Corn Belt; excellent stalk, root strength
  • Excellent drydown; good standability, harvest ability
  • Season-long protection from European, southwestern corn borer
  • Industry-leading control of western, northern, Mexican rootworm

GOLDEN HARVEST

H-8953 — 111-day RM (CB/LL/RW)

  • Strong emergence allows for early planting
  • Good gray leaf spot tolerance for placing in disease-prone fields
  • Good root strength for easier harvest
  • Well adapted to various soil types, environments

H-8532 — 108-day RM (CB/LL/RW)

  • High top-end yield, even against fuller-season hybrids
  • Very good staygreen, plant integrity
  • Wide north-south zone of adaptation
  • Good drought tolerance

H-8212 — 105-day RM (GT/CB/LL)

  • Excellent seedling vigor for fast emergence
  • Excellent late-season staygreen
  • Girthy ear, fast drydown
  • Widely adapted to various soil types, environments

GREAT LAKES

6162 G3VT3 — 111-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Excellent yield performance from new genetics
  • Very large ear diameter; great test weight, grain quality
  • Excellent emergence, drydown
  • Available as RR2 (6162RR)

6172 G3VT3 — 111-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Great yield performance for continuous corn
  • Thrives under heavy disease pressure
  • Very healthy; good early vigor, super drydown
  • Available as RR2 (6172RR)

6255 G3VT3 — 112-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Big top-end yield; super ear size, great ear flex
  • Very good stress tolerance, drydown
  • Very good stalks, good roots
  • Available as RR2 (6255RR)

LG

LG2532VT3 — 106-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Outstanding yield potential
  • Strong emergence for early planting
  • Best results in highly productive soils with good drainage
  • Very good roots

LG2552VT3 — 110-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Exceptionally high yield potential
  • Excellent emergence, early vigor
  • Very good plant health, excellent staygreen
  • Widely adapted across soils

LG2605VT3 — 112-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Very high yield potential
  • Excellent plant health, late-season intactness
  • Very strong performer in high-yield environments
  • Excellent choice for continuous corn

MIDWEST

76865VT3 — 109-day RM (YGVT3/RR)

  • High top-end yield potential; responds well to higher yield environments
  • Adapts to all soil types, growing conditions; strong drought scores
  • Excellent continuous corn option; excellent standability, agronomics
  • Moderate ear flex

78135VT3 — 112-day RM (YGVT3/RR)

  • Excellent yield potential across all growing conditions
  • Excellent disease package, gray leaf spot tolerance
  • Excellent stalks, roots; excellent continuous corn option
  • Best positioned in 110- and 115-day RM zones

76174VT3 — 106-day RM (YGVT3/RR)

  • Medium-tall plant; medium-high ear placement
  • Excellent yield potential
  • Excellent emergence, early growth
  • Good gray leaf spot tolerance
  • Excellent continuous corn option

MYCOGEN

2C598 — 107-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Medium-height hybrid; very high yield potential that performs best at moderate plant populations allowing ears to flex
  • Consistent, moderately girthy ears with white cobs and good grain quality
  • Good Goss' wilt tolerance

2R693 — 109-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Superior agronomic package includes strong roots, excellent staygreen, very good gray leaf spot tolerance
  • Very strong yield performance across eastern Corn Belt
  • Great companion to 2D673 family

2M695 — 110-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Tall, high-yielding hybrid
  • Strong east-west adaptation
  • Very good stalks, staygreen, gray leaf spot tolerance, fall intactness

NC+

4252VT3 — 107-day RM (VT3)

  • Widely adapted to offer very good drought tolerance, consistent performance over variable soil types
  • Solid roots, stalks provide excellent standability
  • Exceptional disease package for season-long plant health, late-season intactness
  • Good choice for areas where above-average Goss' wilt tolerance needed

5225VT3 — 112-day RM (VT3)

  • Widely adapted for outstanding yield potential
  • Great choice for early plant acres, including continuous corn, conservation tillage
  • Good stalk, root strength give excellent late-season plant health, intactness
  • Excellent companion to NC+ 5411, NC+ 4971 genetics

5393VT3 — 112-day RM (VT3)

  • Experience top-end yields with solid performer
  • Companion to NC+ 5434RBD, NC+ 6125RBD products
  • Yield-leading genetics excel in western environments for high-quality silage, grain
  • Processor Preferred delivers extractable starch for wet milling

NK

N60G Hybrid Series — 108-day RM (GT/CB/LL or CB/LL/RW)

  • High, stable yields are hallmark of widely adapted hybrid series
  • Excellent drought, stress tolerance
  • Excellent ear flex; very good stalk, root strength

N68B Hybrid Series — 110-day RM (CB/LL/RW, CB/LL or GT)

  • Top-end yield punch
  • Good drought tolerance, ear flex
  • High yields, consistent performance over wide range of conditions
  • Excellent roots, very good stalks for strong standabillity

N71M Hybrid Series — 112-day RM (3000GT, GT/CB/LL, LL or HX1/LL)

  • High yield potential over wide range of environments
  • Outstanding plant health with gray leaf spot protection
  • Top early plant choice due to exceptional emergence, seedling growth
  • Superior plant health, root strength

PIONEER

35F44 — 105-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Strong late-season standability, drought tolerance
  • Excellent yield potential
  • Strong stalk/root lodging resistance
  • Very good test weight

34R68 — 109-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • New, broadly adapted platform combines stress emergence, drought tolerance, stalk strength, gray leaf spot resistance well-suited to reduced tillage, continuous corn

34F97 — 110-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Excellent yield potential; moderate stature and strong agronomics
  • Good stress emergence, stalk strength, drought tolerance, gray leaf spot resistance

PRODUCERS

7134 VT3 — 111-day RM (YGVT3)

  • 2,575 GDUs
  • Medium plant height; excellent emergence; flex ear
  • Performs well in western Corn Belt
  • Well suited for both dryland, irrigation

6944 VT3 — 109-day RM

  • 2,550 GDUs
  • Medium stature plant; very good roots, stalks
  • Strong disease package
  • Flex ear with deep kernels
  • Works great in reduced, conventional tillage

6634 VT3 — 106-day RM

  • 2,508 GDUs
  • Semi-flex ear; very good roots, stalks
  • Works great in reduced, conventional tillage
  • Works well across most soil types
  • Performs well on dryland, irrigated soils

SEED CONSULTANTS

10MT87 — 108-day RM (Triple stack)

  • Not pretty, but yields
  • Nice rind strength and excellent roots
  • Strong performance in past IN, OH performance tests

10MT97 — 109-day RM (Triple stack)

  • Improved generation of SC 1091
  • Very good roots, stalks
  • New yield leader in zones 6, 7, 8
  • Strong performance in past IN, OH performance tests

11HQ08 — 110-day RM (HXX Quad stack)

  • Strong plant health, leaf disease tolerance
  • Excellent fall intactness
  • Yield with very good grain quality

TRISLER

T-5N51VT3 — 108-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Very good drought tolerance
  • Excellent stalks, roots
  • Disease package for continuous corn
  • Avoid low-organic-matter clay soils

T-7A01VT3 — 111-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Fits most agronomic situations
  • Strong stalks, roots
  • Ideal for disease-prone fields
  • Awesome late-season appearance

T-7N51VT3 — 112-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Solid agronomic package
  • Widely adapted
  • Ideal for continuous corn
  • Great harvest appearance

WYFFELS HYBRIDS INC.

W5281 — 108-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Reliable, high-yield performer in wet, dry years
  • Remarkable stress tolerance
  • Very good yield-to-moisture ratio boosts profitability
  • Wide soil adaptability

W7381 — 112-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Exciting, consistent yield capability across soil types
  • Ear flex compensates at lower populations
  • Exceptional northern leaf blight tolerance
  • Very good drought tolerance

W6526 — 110-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Stable, high-yield performance across environments
  • Solid agronomics; risk reducer
  • Stellar late-season plant health
  • Highly recommended for continuous corn

LATE SEASON

AGRIGOLD

A6594VT3 — 114-day RM (VT3)

  • Outstanding yields throughout central Corn Belt
  • Excellent late-season plant intactness
  • Great ear flex at moderate plant populations

A6633VT3 — 115-day RM (VT3)

  • Exceptional yields throughout central and southern corn belt
  • Above-average late-season plant health
  • Flexible ear type allows for lower planting populations

A6639VT3 — 115-day RM (VT3)

  • Excellent agronomic package a must-plant hybrid
  • Excellent health, staygreen, late-season plant intactness
  • Excellent yield potential on highly productive soils

BECK'S

7916VT3 — 116-day (YGVT3/RR)

  • Tremendous plant health
  • Perfect product for South
  • Excellent yield punch

6733 — 113-day RM

  • Tremendous yield punch
  • Excellent late-season plant health
  • Food-grade potential

6722VT3 — 114-day RM (YGVT3, RR)

  • Sets new yield levels
  • Excellent flex-ear potential
  • Loves highly productive soils

BURRUS

669R — 113-day RM (RR2)

  • Tremendous choice for refuge acres
  • Works anywhere, especially on variable soils
  • Excellent late-season plant health with sound roots, stalks
  • Push the populations to maximize performance

750 — 115-day RM (Conventional)

  • Grain buyers' dream
  • Big plant style with yields to match
  • Prefers higher populations
  • Good tolerance to gray leaf spot, northern leaf blight

798BW — 115-day RM (YGCB)

  • First waxy with YieldGard corn borer protection
  • Works on virtually any soil type including sand
  • Plant early to capture full profit potential
  • Don't crowd plant density

CROPLAN

6818VT3 — 114-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Three-day-earlier version
  • Best defensive hybrid for continuous corn at maturity
  • Fixed-ear type requiring higher populations, even on sandy soils
  • Strong root system with exceptional ability to silk, fill ear under stress for outstanding heat, drought tolerance

7505VT3 — 116-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Combines the high-yield female with ultra-healthy northern/tropical male
  • Flowers earlier than 751; outstanding health, staygreen; slower drydown
  • Exceptional high-end yield ability, especially with heat, plenty of water

6831HXT — 112-day RM (HXX)

  • Combines large-eared southern male with very healthy female
  • Nitrogen driven, not population driven; large-flex ear produces high-end yields at low-medium plant density
  • Female improves silking under heat, moisture stress

CROWS

4985VT3 — 112-day RM (YGVT3)

  • High top-end yield potential
  • Excellent stalks, roots
  • Excellent GLS tolerance, continuous corn choice
  • Adapts well to all soil types, tillage systems

5304VT3 — 114-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Processor Preferred high fermentable corn
  • Medium plant, ear height
  • Excellent yield potential, plant health, stress tolerance, disease package
  • Widely adapted to variety of growing environments

5134VT3 — 113-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Good yield potential; excellent test weight
  • Good gray leaf spot tolerance; tremendous roots
  • Good choice for continuous corn
  • Prefers medium to medium-high populations; especially good in irrigated west

DAIRYLAND

Stealth-6615 — 113-day RM (RR)

  • Tall plant; great stalk, root strength
  • Strong performance in no-till, continuous corn
  • Excellent southern maturity movement
  • Excellent drought tolerance

DEKALB

DKC63-42 — 113-day RM (RR/YGVT3)

  • Excellent emergence, early season growth for early planting in reduced tillage
  • Very good roots, stalks
  • Very good disease package, including gray leaf spot tolerance
  • Outstanding yield potential

DKC65-44 — 115-day RM (RR/YGVT3)

  • Very good yield performance in both high- and low-yielding environments
  • Excellent grain quality; food-grade potential
  • Excellent root strength, very good stalk strength

DKC64-24 — 114-day RM (RR/YGVT3)

  • Very good stalks, roots allow for flexible harvest scheduling
  • Excellent drought tolerance
  • Excellent staygreen, harvest appearance
  • Very good test weight

DYNAGROW

57H82 — 112-day RM (HXX)

  • Outstanding yields from new genetics
  • Adaptation zone is central, eastern Corn Belt
  • Position in higher-yield environments
  • Strong plant health and leaf disease tolerance

57V77 — 112-day RM (VT3)

  • Extremely high yield potential from tall plant with semi-upright leaf angles
  • Wide adaptation zone from southwestern KS across IA, all the way to Delmarva
  • Performs best on better soil types with maximum fertility
  • Very good plant health, late-season intactness

57V44 — 113-day RM (VT3)

  • Outstanding yield population with impressive ear size
  • Widely adapted east-west for all soil types, management practices
  • Excellent early hybrid when moving south of I-70
  • Very good stalks, roots

FS

63AV3 — 113-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Outstanding yield potential for maturity
  • Responds well to high management, high populations
  • Impressive at harvest; excellent staygreen, eye appeal

63JV3 — 113-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Consistent, high yielding hybrid; large, girthy ears
  • Excellent emergence, early vigor
  • Very good stalk strength, late-season intactness, staygreen
  • Very good gray leaf spot tolerance

65T27 — 115-day RM (HXX/LL)

  • Excellent yield potential
  • Consistency across wide range of growing conditions
  • Outstanding staygreen, standability, late-season intactness
  • Very good stress tolerance

GARST

84W95GT/CB/LL — 112-day RM (GT/CB/LL)

  • Excellent yield potential with solid agronomics; good grain quality, test weight
  • Adapted east-west; best relative performance central-west
  • Population adaptable; ear type will flex
  • Season-long protection from European, southwestern corn borer

83C55-3000GT — 114-day RM (3000GT)

  • Quad hybrid; racehorse yield potential
  • Tall, robust hybrid; strong leaf disease package for central, eastern Corn Belt
  • Season-long protection from European, southwestern corn borer
  • Industry-leading control of western, northern, Mexican rootworm

83L65CB/LL/RW — 115-day RM(CB/LL/RW)

  • Outstanding top-end yield potential; responds to high management
  • Moderate ear flex, best performance at medium-high populations
  • Season-long protection from European, southwestern corn borer
  • Industry-leading control of western, northern, Mexican rootworm

GOLDEN HARVEST

H-9173 — 113-days RM (CB/LL)

  • High yielding hybrid; performs across multiple environments
  • Very good gray leaf spot, other leaf disease tolerance
  • Good stalk strength, staygreen for great late-season plant integrity
  • Good choice for drought-prone soils

H-9145 — 113-day RM (3000GT)

  • Very solid agronomic package, stable yield performance
  • Moderate plant size; excellent season-long standability
  • Good tolerance to most major leaf diseases
  • Stable performer across central, western Corn Belt

H-9392 — 115-day RM (CB/LL)

  • Outstanding top-end yield potential
  • Strong seedling vigor allows early planting
  • Very good late-season staygreen
  • Manage average root strength by placing on well-drained soils

GREAT LAKES

6381 X3 — 113-day RM (HXX/LL)

  • Yield. Yield. Yield.
  • Excellent emergence for no-till, continuous corn
  • Great drought tolerance
  • Package with 6321, 6430 to vary genetics

6430 G3VT3 — 114-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Outstanding yield potential; great plant intactness
  • Solid standability on any soil type
  • Great for continuous corn
  • Available as RR2 (6430RR)

6576 G3VT3 — 115-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Yields with 6321 with better stalks, roots
  • Impressive standability
  • Very good ear flex; ears hold size under stress
  • Excellent for no-till, continuous corn

LG

LG2614VT3 — 113-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Exceptional ear size leads to exceptional yield potential
  • High test weights, good grain quality
  • Consistent performer across environments
  • Excellent for continuous corn situations

LG2642VT3 — 112-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Exceptional stalk, root strength
  • Excellent plant health, staygreen
  • Very strong in central Corn Belt
  • Performs best in fertile soils

MIDWEST

80404VT3 — 114-day RM (YGVT3/RR)

  • Processor Preferred high fermentable corn
  • Medium plant, ear height
  • Excellent yield potential, stress tolerance
  • Excellent plant health, disease package
  • Widely adapted to variety of growing environments

79883VT3 — 113-day RM (YGVT3/RR)

  • Medium plant, ear height
  • Strong top-end yield potential
  • Excellent choice for irrigated west
  • Excellent roots; strong gray leaf spot tolerance

82133VT3 — 114-day RM (YGVT3/RR)

  • Medium-tall plant; medium-high ear placement
  • Best adapted east of I-35
  • Excellent plant health; widely adapted across all soil types
  • Attractive fall appearance

MYCOGEN

2Y737 — 113-day RM (HXX/LL)

  • High yields and outstanding grain quality (many food-grade milling lists)
  • Widely adapted east-west across central Corn Belt
  • Performs best at medium to medium-high plant densities
  • Good earlier maturing companion to 2T780 genetic family

2T789 — 114-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Outstanding yields come from quality grain on long, girthy ears with white cobs
  • Performs well at low to medium-high plant densities
  • Moderately tolerant to gray leaf spot
  • Widely adapted east-west across central Corn Belt

2W814 — 115-day RM (HX1/LL/RR2)

  • Medium-tall hybrid
  • Features excellent standability, fall staygreen, gray leaf spot tolerance
  • Adapted east-west across fuller-season growing area of central Corn Belt
  • Slightly later-maturing companion to 2T780 family

NC+

5400R — 113-day RM (RR2)

  • Exceptional yields by adapting to central, Midsouth growing areas
  • Maximize yield potential by planting on the highest-yielding acres
  • Good choice for continuous corn, early planting, high-residue situations
  • Excellent test weight grain; good gray leaf spot tolerance

5403VT3 — 113-day RM (VT3)

  • Exceptional yields by adapting to central and Midsouth growing areas
  • Maximize yield potential by planting on the highest-yielding acres
  • Good choice for continuous corn, early planting, high-residue situations
  • Excellent test weight grain; good gray leaf spot tolerance

5453VT3 — 114-day RM (VT3)

  • Outstanding ability to adapt to variable soil types; exceptionally high yields in all crop rotations
  • Defensive plant health package deters disease for excellent late-season appearance
  • Very good stress tolerance
  • Great companion to NC+ 5411 family

NK

N76-D Hybrid Series — 114-day RM (CB/LL/RW, GT/CB/LL, CB/LL or GT)

  • Consistent high-yield performance
  • Dependable top-end yields in wide range of growing conditions
  • Ear flex, excellent NCLB and some SCLB and gray leaf spot protection
  • Starts strong; very good stalk quality

N78N Hybrid Series — 115-day RM(GT/CB/LL or GT)

  • Expect high yields
  • Strong agronomic features support top yields over wide range of conditions
  • Very good stalk, root strength for easier harvest
  • Excellent early plant choice

N77P Hybrid Series — 114-day RM (3000GT, CB/LL/RW or CB/LL)

  • Superior stress tolerance for consistent top-end yields
  • Strong drought tolerance, ear flex enhance adaptability, performance
  • Very good seedling growth, stalk strength
  • Good staygreen, late-season intactness

PIONEER

33T58 — 113-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Great balance of agronomics, impressive yield potential
  • With dependable stalks, moderate plant height, excellent drought tolerance, platform adapts very well to wide range of growing conditions

33D14 — 113-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Outstanding yield potential with rapid drydown in genetic platform well-adapted to wide range of yield environments
  • Superb drought tolerance; average plant height

33D50 — 115-day RM (HXX/LL/RR2)

  • Benefits of top-yield potential, good stalk/root strength, very good drought tolerance, high grain quality
  • Fits most growing environments; excellent choice for silage

PRODUCERS

7484 VT3 — 114-day RM (YGVT3)

  • 2,650 GDUs
  • Semi-flex ear; very good stalk, root strength
  • Performs well in most management systems
  • Good disease package
  • Strong agronomic hybrid; excellent yield potential

7325 VT3 — 113-day RM (YGVT3)

  • 2,625 GDUs
  • Semi-flex ear; tall plant with very good stalks
  • Well suited for dryland, irrigated soils
  • Well adapted to western Corn Belt
  • Good agronomics; excellent top-end yield potential

7328 HXT/LL — 113-day RM (YGVT3)

  • 2,625 GDUs
  • Tall plant with semi-flex ear
  • Protected with rootworm technology
  • Suited for dryland, irrigated soils

SEED CONSULANTS

1138 — 113-day RM (Conventional)

  • Big time yield punch over established lines
  • Excellent grain quality, test weight
  • Excellent staygreen, late-season plant health

11VTT56 — 114-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Great fall intactness, plant health
  • Strong stress, drought tolerance
  • Excellent grain quality, test weight

11RR58 — 115-day RM (RoundUp)

  • Yields with the SC 1145 family
  • Excellent grain quality, test weight
  • Exceptional roots, stalks
  • Key refuge hybrid

TRISLER

T-5337PLRR — 113-day RM (YGPL/RR2)

  • Trisler's benchmark for comparison
  • Sound agronomic package
  • Widely adaptable
  • Very good silage quality

T-8N51PLRR — 114-day RM (YGPL/RR2)

  • Great stress tolerance
  • Excellent disease package
  • Adapts to most soils
  • Excellent for continuous corn

T-8N52PLRR — 114-day RM (YGPL/RR2)

  • Incredible yield potential
  • Outstanding agronomic package
  • Adapts to most soils, rotations
  • Excellent gray leaf spot tolerance

WYFFELS HYBRIDS INC.

W8253 — 114-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Remarkably stable, exceptional yields across environments
  • Attractive plant, great health, amazing root strength
  • Excellent gray leaf spot tolerance
  • Highly recommended for continuous corn

W9121 — 117-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Extremely high-yielding, attractive hybrid
  • Excellent roots, stalks
  • Very good anthracnose, gray leaf spot tolerance
  • Excellent continuous corn hybrid

W8361 — 115-day RM (YGVT3)

  • Impressive health and yield potential in light-heavy soils
  • Amazing drought tolerance
  • Attractive, high-test-weight grain
  • Great continuous corn choice

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