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New corn hybrid update

Corn breeders continue to focus on early maturing corn hybrids, bringing myriad stacked traits to western Canadian corn growers. Seed companies have supplied information on the new corn hybrids for 2016, and growers are advised to check local performance trials to help in variety selection. Listing is by CHU.

P7005AM is an Optimum AcreMax corn seed product with 2000 CHUs and Roundup Ready Corn 2/LibertyLink, Herculex 1 and YieldGard Corn Borer technology for above ground insect control. It provides excellent yield potential with a 5.3 bu/ac yield increase over Pioneer hybrid P7213R across 27 Proving Ground large-scale grower sites across Western Canada in 2014 and 2015. P7005AM has excellent yield potential, corn borer protection, good test weight scores and husk cover. Available from Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representatives across Western Canada.

TH 7673 VT2P RIB is a grain corn with 2050 CHU. This hybrid is the lowest heat unit option from Thunder Seed Canada. Medium height, quick out of the ground with a quick flowering and kernel set. Incredibly good dry down rate and has corn borer protection. Can travel north in Saskatchewan very well. Available from Thunder Seed Canada.

P7202AM is an Optimum AcreMax corn seed product with 2050 CHUs and Roundup Ready Corn 2/LibertyLink, Herculex 1 and YieldGard Corn Borer technology for above ground insect control. It provides excellent yield potential with a 5.9 bu/ac yield increase over all competitor corn hybrids in 26 Proving Ground large-scale grower sites across Western Canada in 2014 and 2015. P7202AM has corn borer protection, produces large kernels and has good test weight scores. Available from Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representatives across Western Canada.

P7211HR is a Roundup Ready Corn 2/LibertyLink corn hybrid with 2050 CHUs and Herculex 1 technology for above ground insect control. It is a very early corn hybrid with high yield potential and corn borer protection for Western Canada. It provides excellent yield potential with 2.1 bu/ac yield increase over competitor corn hybrids across 34 Proving Ground large-scale grower sites in Western Canada in 2014 and 2015. Available from Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representatives across Western Canada.

DKC23-17RIB has 2075 CHU. An early flowering and early maturing hybrid with excellent harvest appearance and agronomics. It has a fast dry down and brings improved yield potential to its maturity zone. Available from Dekalb dealers.

DKC23-21 has 2075 CHU. A hybrid with excellent early cold emergence and vigour. It has above average plant health and disease tolerance, in addition to a very good test weight. Available from Dekalb dealers.

MZ 1610R is a 2100 CHU (silage) Roundup Ready-tolerant hybrid with early flowering that results in rapid grain setup. This hybrid has industry leading early silage maturity and outstanding spring vigour. Available from Maizex seed dealers.

E46J77 R is a new early maturing hybrid from Elite featuring the Agrisure GT trait for resistance to glyphosate. E46J77 R has strong yields with early maturity making it a fit for growers needing an early maturing grain or silage hybrid. It is rated at 2150 CHU for grain, has medium height with excellent dry down and a very strong stalk. It is tolerant to smut and Fusarium ear rot and has good tolerance to Goss’s wilt. Available from BrettYoung/Elite seed dealers.

A4199G2 RIB is a Genuity VT Double PRO RIB hybrid delivering above ground insect control. A very early season grain corn hybrid maturing with 2175 CHU. This hybrid has strong agronomics with very rapid emergence, strong spring vigour and early flowering. Refuge in the bag that provides enhanced trait protection with the benefit of automatic refuge compliance. Available at Pride Seeds dealers.

PS 2210VT2P RIB with 2175 CHU is a Genuity VT Double PRO hybrid with outstanding yield for its maturity. It is widely adapted from east to west. It has very good seedling vigour and stalk strength combined with tall plant height. Available from Pickseed dealers.

MZ 1625R is a 2200 CHU (silage) Roundup Ready-tolerant hybrid. With leading agronomics, this tall robust plant type has impressive yield potential. Available from Maizex seed dealers.

P7632AM is an Optimum AcreMax corn hybrid with 2225 CHUs and Roundup Ready Corn 2/LibertyLink, Herculex 1 and YieldGard Corn Borer technology for above ground insect control. It provides excellent yield potential with 4.1 bu/ac yield increase over Pioneer hybrid 39V05 across 37 Proving Ground large-scale grower sites across Western Canada in 2014 and 2015. P7632AM also has good stalk strength and excellent root strength for improved standability. Available from Pioneer Hi-bred sales representatives across Western Canada.

TMF86H77RA is a SmartStax, Refuge Advanced silage hybrid with excellent yield potential. This hybrid provides good digestibility along with high tonnage and excellent starch scores. Its semi-flex ear provides flexibility across variable plant densities and it is widely adapted for variable soil types. TMF86H77RA is a 2250 CHU hybrid. Available from Dow Seeds dealers.

TH 4126RR is a silage corn, with 2250 CHU. This corn can be silaged or grazed very effectively. Tall, pineapple leaf with a large mid-placement cob, with flint/dent kernels. The plant is quick out of the ground with great spring vigour and a very good finish in the field. TH 4126RR is an excellent yielder. Available from Thunder Seed Canada.

4085 is a Herculex Xtra RR2 hybrid grain corn with excellent yield potential, strong early season vigour and emergence for cold wet soils. This 2275 CHU hybrid flowers early for hard texture grain for northern adaptation. Available from Dow Seeds dealers.

39V09AM is an Optimum AcreMax corn hybrid with 2275 CHUs and Roundup Ready Corn 2/LibertyLink, Herculex 1 and YieldGard Corn Borer technology for above ground insect control. It provides excellent yield potential with 3.2 bu/ac yield increase over Pioneer hybrid 39D97 across seven Proving Ground large-scale grower sites across Western Canada in 2014 and 2015. 39V09AM also has strong Goss’s wilt resistance, good root strength, and good grain dry down. Available from Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representatives across Western Canada.

DS80A27 is a SmartStax hybrid grain corn with excellent yield potential. With a 2300 CHU, this hybrid has excellent top-end grain yield, strong emergence and early season vigour. This hybrid is ideal for cool conditions. Available from Dow Seeds dealers.

LF 730CBR is a 2300 CHU (silage) Genuity VT Triple PRO Roundup-tolerant and European corn borer resistant hybrid with consistent industry leading yield potential. This hybrid has unmatched early vigour combined with early flowering, and rapid grain set up for impressive starch values. Available from Maizex seed dealers.

A5433G3 RIB is a high yielding silage choice Genuity VT Triple PRO RIB Complete G3 hybrid delivering above and below ground insect control. Provides high biomass and outstanding starch levels. Excellent drought and stress tolerance. Early flowering for maturity rating (2300 CHU). Outstanding emergence, early seedling vigour, standability and health. Refuge in the bag that provides enhanced trait protection with the benefit of automatic refuge compliance. Available at Pride Seeds dealers.

TH 7681 VT2P RIB is a silage corn, 2350 CHU. This is a full dent silage option that is also great for grazing. This is a tall corn with broad leaves and classic corn look in the field. Long cob with good fill tip to tail. Corn borer protection and could be put in the field with TH 4126RR to provide some protection as well. TH 7681 VT2P RIB is a great yielder. Available from Thunder Seed Canada.

A5095G2 RIB is a new Genuity VT Double PRO RIB Complete full season grain hybrid delivering above ground insect control. Features early flowering and finish (2375 CHU). Long ear length with girth. Excellent kernel quality and high test weight. Strong late season stalk strength and intactness. Very good tolerance to Goss’s wilt. Refuge in the bag that provides enhanced trait protection with the benefit of automatic refuge compliance. Available from Pride Seeds dealers.                                                                                                             

PS 2520VT2P RIB with 2400 CHU is a Genuity VT Double PRO hybrid with excellent resistance to Northern corn leaf blight. It has excellent stalk and root strength combined with very good seedling vigour and medium short plant height. Available from Pickseed dealers.

TMF8106RA is a 2425 CHU SmartStax Refuge Advanced silage hybrid with excellent yield potential. This tall, attractive silage specific hybrid has a very dense, traditional canopy. Its large ear contributes to very good tonnage and energy scores. Available from Dow Seeds dealers.

LF 804CBR is a 2450 CHU (silage) Genuity VT Triple PRO Roundup-tolerant and European corn borer resistant hybrid. Aggressive spring vigour combined with early grain setup. Tall, robust plant type for leading yield potential. Available from Maizex seed dealers.

P8387AM is an Optimum AcreMax corn hybrid with 2500 CHUs and Roundup Ready Corn 2/LibertyLink, Herculex 1 and YieldGard Corn Borer technology for above ground insect control. It provides excellent yield potential with an average of 3.4 bu/ac yield increase over competitor corn hybrids across large-scale grower sites in Western Canada in 2014 and 2015. P8387AM also has strong Goss’s wilt resistance and provides choice for harvest management (grain corn or silage corn). Available from Pioneer Hi-bred sales representatives across Western Canada.

DKC32-12RIB with 2450 CHU is a hybrid with top end yield potential. It possesses improved agronomics over existing offerings in the same relative maturity and a shorter stature. This hybrid has good ear flex and performance under drought stress, as well as good test weight and grain quality. Available from Dekalb dealers.

PS ExLeafy VT3P RIB with 2625 CHU is a Genuity VT Triple PRO silage specific leafy hybrid with high dry matter yield potential. It has very good seedling vigour, stalk strength and root strength combined with very tall plant height. Available from Pickseed dealers.

DKC37-93RIB with 2650 CHU. This hybrid is strong all season long. It has excellent seedling vigour all the way to outstanding late season appearance. It has strong upper-end yield potential and excellent grain quality to make this hybrid an excellent option for growers. Available from Dekalb dealers.

TMF91Q25 is a SmartStax silage hybrid with a 2750 CHU rating. This very tall, robust plant has new leafy genetics, produces nice ears with adequate husk coverage and has excellent disease scores. Available from Dow Seeds dealers.

Company news
Dow AgroSciences has launched a new seed brand in the Canadian marketplace – Dow Seeds. Dow Seeds includes the best of both Hyland Seeds and Mycogen Seeds, providing a deeper portfolio of solutions and a renewed focus on customer success. For more information on the products Dow Seeds offers in your area, visit www.dowseeds.ca.

DuPont Pioneer opened a new research facility in Lethbridge, Alta. in July 2015 that will focus on providing growers additional, higher-value crop choices. This facility is part of a five-year, $45 million investment in research and development for Western Canada. The Lethbridge facility will further Pioneer work to develop ultra-early maturity corn hybrids, canola hybrids and soybean varieties. Pioneer corn research operations in the Lethbridge area began in early 2014 using temporary facilities, and the research team has now moved into the custom-built 22,500 square foot research centre located just outside the city.

 


December 2, 2015
By Ken Sapsford

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DuPont Pioneer has opened up a new research facility to focus on early season corn. Corn breeders continue to focus on early maturing corn hybrids