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Here are the newest corn hybrids that are being introduced for commercial quantities in 2012.


February 9, 2012
By Melanie Epp

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Here are the newest corn hybrids that are being introduced for commercial quantities in 2012.

Compiled based on voluntary participation, the list includes seed companies from across Ontario and Quebec. Most of the entries have also provided crop heat units (CHU) and a basic description of the varieties and their traits. This article lists some of the 2012 hybrids.  View a complete list at www.2012cornhybrids.com. To learn more about how specific seeds performed in your area, and in field trials, please contact your local seed supplier.

Croplan Genetics
3299VT3P is rated at 92-day relative maturity (2800 CHU), and is well adapted for minimum tillage with good early vigor in cool soils. Capable of handling seasonal weather stresses, it provides late season plant intactness with quality grain and drydown. This hybrid performs best at medium to high populations.  Refuge required.

3424VT3P is rated at 94-day relative maturity (2875 CHU), and flowers early for its maturity.

When combined with strong emergence, it provides quality grain at harvest. Look for good plant stability under seasonal growing stresses. 3424 shows positive response to increased population and N rates in Croplan RATE Trials.

3699RR /3699VT3P is rated at 95-day relative maturity (2875 CHU), and exhibits strong early spring performance that develops into a plant capable of managing moisture stress during the growing season. Strong root development allows 3699 to work well in corn-on-corn rotation.
4136VT3P is rated at 100-day relative maturity (2975 CHU) and demonstrates positive response to increased N rates and increased population rates in Croplan RATE plot trials. Strong, late season intactness allows the plant to provide ease of harvest with a good quality grain.

Dekalb

2125 – DKC26-25 refuge option Roundup Ready® Corn 2. Excellent top-end yield potential. Excellent staygreen and plant health.

2150 – DKC26-28RIB RIB    Genuity® VT Double Pro™ RIB Complete™. Excellent top-end yield potential. Excellent staygreen and plant health.

2175 – DKC27-54 refuge option Roundup Ready® Corn 2. Excellent test weight with very good drydown. Excellent yield potential. Very good plant health and harvest appearance.

2200 – DKC27-55RIB RIB Genuity® VT Double Pro™ RIB Complete™. Excellent test weight with very good drydown. Excellent yield potential. Very good plant health and harvest appearance.

2200 – DKC28-76 refuge option Roundup Ready® Corn 2. Very good top-end yield potential. Excellent dry down and intactness. Dual purpose grain and silage product.

2575 – DKC33-97RIB RIB Genuity® SmartStax® RIB Complete™.    “Excellent stalk and root strength. Good emergence and drought tolerance.

2550 – DKC34-46 refuge option Roundup Ready® Corn 2. Early flowering for maturity. Excellent early season vigour. Very good staygreen and excellent stalk strength. Excellent top-end yield potential.

2600 – DKC36-65RIB RIB    Genuity® VT Double Pro™ RIB Complete™. Excellent top-end yield potential. Dual pupose grain and silage product. Excellent staygreen and harvest appearance.

 
Hyland Seeds
HL R219 is a Roundup Ready® grain corn. It is a very early hybrid with excellent grain quality and test weight. With its medium to tall plant stature and good general health, this variety is a very good dual purpose grain and silage hybrid.  It has a Canadian Heat Unit of 2375 and a Relative Maturity of 82.

HL 3085 is a herbicide resistant, late season grain corn with excellent eye appeal.  This variety has a Canadian Heat Unit of 2400 and a Relative Maturity of 79.  It has nice standability and stalk quality, excellent ear consistency, as well as a good grain test weight and finish.

8098 is a late season SmartStax® grain corn with the broadest spectrum of weed control.  This variety has a Canadian Heat Unit of 2450 and a Relative Maturity of 80. 8098 only requires five
percent refuge with multiple modes of action for above- and below- ground insect protection.  It has excellent ear consistency and nice grain quality.

8105 is a consistant SmartStax grain corn with strong roots and stalks.  This variety has a Canadian Heat Unit of 2450 and a Relative Maturity of 81.  It carries the broadest spectrum of weed control with multiple modes of action for above- and below- ground insect protection and requires only five percent refuge. Consistent ear development with very good grain quality, 8105 has good ear length and dry down which supports northern adaptation. It also boasts very good fall health and late season plant integrity.

HL 4122 is Roundup Ready grain corn tolerant to Liberty® herbicides with HERCULEX® protection against corn borer and corn rootworm.  This variety has excellent grain quality and tip fill, medium plant height, very good plant structure and proven leading genetics for maturity.  It has a Canadian Heat Unit of 2500 and Relative Maturity of 80.

8166 is a SmartStax® grain corn with good stress tolerance and root strength.  It has a Canadian Heat Unit of 2550 and a Relative Maturity of 84.  With only five percent refuge required, this hybrid has the broadest spectrum of weed control and multiple moods of action for above- and belowground insect protection. It boasts good ear flex, which supports variable plant densities and yield performance, long with excellent grain dry down. Optimal performance can be achieved at a moderate to high plant population.

HL 3295 is a very adaptable Roundup Ready® grain corn with excellent yield potential, consistent ear size and good standability.  This variety is a nice refuge option for maturity.  It has a Canadian Heat Unit of 2750 and a Relative Maturity of 88.

Maizex
MZ 1244R is an ultra early dent hybrid (2250CHU) Roundup Ready Corn 2. It has aggressive spring vigour and unmatched early flowering. The hybrid has excellent yield potential and stalk strength.

MZ 266X is a conventional hybrid at 2650CHU. It has strong stalks and roots combined with a short plant stature.  This hybrid’s superior yield potential and grain drydown allow it to be positioned north of its maturity zone. 

MZ 2988DBR – RIB is a Genuity VT2 Pro hybrid at 2650CHU available as Refuge In Bag. This hybrid has unmatched seedling vigour, outstanding yield potential and excellent stalk strength for ease of harvest. A reduced plant stature aids residue management.  Husks flare open enhancing grain drydown.

MZ 3066DBR – RIB is a Genuity VT2 Pro hybrid at 2750CHU available as Refuge In Bag.

Attractive plant with agressive seedling vigour, stalk strength and exceptional yield potential. 

Open husks combined with early flowering contribute to rapid grain drydown.

MZ 3344R is a Roundup Ready hybrid at 2800CHU.  This hybrid is broadly adapted with top end yield potential across environments.  It has unmatched standability and reduced plant stature to aid crop residue management. 

MZ 3124BR is an Agrisure GTCBLL at 2800CHU.  Early flowering combined with leading yield potential.  Optimum performance in and north of its maturity zone.  Very good stalks hold large girthy ears which drydown quickly. 

MZ 3490SMX – RIB is a Genuity Smartstax hybrid at 2825CHU available as Refuge In Bag. This hybrid has very good seedling vigour combined with excellent stalks and rapid grain drydown.

MZ 3490SMX is broadly adapted across environments. 

Pickseed
2304RR is a new grain corn hybrid with Roundup Ready Corn 2 technology and rated at 2325CHU.  It has a good disease package and is resistant to Northern Corn Leaf Blight.  It has excellent emergence, seedling vigour and root strength.  It has very good grain quality, extremely fast drydown and high yield potential for its maturity.  It is a tall plant height.

2411GT/CB/LL is a new grain corn hybrid with Agrisure GT/CB/LL technology and rated at 2425CHU.  It is an early maturing hybrid that exhibits fast drydown and adapts well from east to west.  It has excellent stalk strength and grain quality.  It is a medium to tall plant height.

2750RR is the Roundup Ready Corn 2 technology version of PICKSEED 2751GSX RIB and rated at 2675CHU.  This hybrid is very stable across all geographies and has top end yield potential.  It has very good stalk strength and excellent root strength.  It has excellent seedling vigour, excellent grain quality and very good stay green.  It is a medium to tall plant height.

2751GSX RIB is the Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete technology version of 2750RR and rated at 2700CHU.  This hybrid is very stable across all geographies and has top end yield potential.  It has very good stalk strength and excellent root strength.  It has excellent seedling vigour, excellent grain quality and very good stay green.  It is a medium to tall plant height.

2825GSX RIB is a new grain corn hybrid with Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete technology and rated at 2800CHU.  This hybrid has very good plant health, stalk strength and bushel weight.  It is early flowering for its maturity with high yields.  It is a medium plant height.

2968GSX RIB is a new grain corn hybrid with Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete technology and rated at 2900CHU.  This hybrid has excellent stalk strength, root strength and late season appearance.  It performs very well in high yielding environments.  It has excellent grain quality and is medium to tall plant height.

Pioneer Hi-Bred
P8622HR (HX1, LL, RR2) is a hybrid rated at 2600 heat units. It contains the Herculex 1, LibertyLink  and Roundup Ready Corn 2 traits. This hybrid has solid agronomics with above average root and stalk lodging resistance. It also has above average drought tolerance.

38N94AM-R (AM-R, RR2) is anOptimum™ AcreMax™ above-ground insect protection with integrated refuge product. It is rated at 2700 heat units and contains the Roundup Ready Corn 2 trait. This hybrid is a yield leader with above average root and stalk lodging resistance. It has very good drought tolerance.

P9519HR (HX1, LL, RR2) is a double-stack hybrid with excellent yield potential and very good agronomics. It is rated at 2800 heat units and contains the Herculex 1, LibertyLink and Roundup Ready Corn 2 traits.

P9675XR (HXX, LL, RR2) is a new triple-stack hybrid with very good agronomics. It is rated at 2850 heat units and contains the Herculex Xtra, LibertyLink and Roundup Ready Corn 2 traits.

This hybrid flowers early for its maturity and is shorter in stature with above average drought tolerance.

P9760HR (HX1, LL, RR2) is a hybrid rated at 2900 heat units and contains the Herculex 1, LibertyLink and Roundup Ready Corn 2 traits. It is an excellent combination of outstanding yield potential and very fast drydown.

P9917XR (HXX, LL, RR2) is a new triple-stack hybrid with excellent yield potential, very good agronomics and above average drought tolerance. It is rated at 2950 heat units and contains the Herculex Xtra, LibertyLink and Roundup Ready Corn 2 traits.

Pride Seeds
A4022RR is a very early Roundup Ready grain corn hybrid rated at 2225 CHU.  Hybrid offers excellent spring emergence and vigor. Outstanding stalk strength and late season intactness for the earliest corn growing areas. This variety offers an excellent yield potential, consistent ear size and full dent grain.

A4023BTRR is a very early grain corn rated at 2250 CHU.  It offers strong agronomics, including excellent spring emergence and vigor with superior stalk strength and late season intactness. It’s appropriate for all soil types for the very early corn growing areas. This variety offers a benchmark yield potential, a very consistent ear size and full dent grain.

AS1046 EDF is a first choice silage hybrid for the 2350 CHU to 2550 CHU range. This variety is a very tall, high-tonnage conventional (do not spray with glyphosate) silage product with outstanding silage quality characteristics.

A5004G2 RIB Complete is a 2525 CHU, visually attractive, high-yielding hybrid that features excellent test weight, fast drydown, and superior fall intactness and plant health. Excellent spring vigour and plant health; perfect for no-till farming operations.

A5111RR at 2550 CHU is a Roundup Ready hybrid with excellent maturity, and leading yield potential for its maturity. Flared husks enhance fall drydown.  Roundup Ready crop safety yield advantage.

A5624G3 is an excellent choice at 2675 CHU. Visually impressive, easy to harvest hybrids with fast grain drydown.  It has a high-end yield potential with outstanding uniformity in ear size and height. Features very nice plant health and disease tolerance package.

Syngenta
New refuge options refuge hybrids with GT designation are glyphosate tolerant.

N04F-GT – 76 day, 2250 CHU – Strong roots and stalks, broadly adapted across soil types, good test weight and fast dry down, early adapted so don’t move into later maturity zones.

New Agrisure 3000GT Series – Hybrids with 3000GT designation include herbicide traits for Glyphosate and Liberty Tolerance, and insect traits for Corn Borer and Rootworm.

N04F-3000GT – 76 day, 2250 CHU – Strong roots and stalks, broadly adapted across soil types, good test weight and fast dry down, early adapted so don’t move into later maturity zones.  

New Agrisure Viptera 3111 Series – Hybrids with 3111 designation include the industry leading Agrisure Viptera trait, which provides ultimate control of the Multi-Pest Complex including Western Bean Cutworm, Black Cutworm, Corn Earworm and Fall Armyworm, plus all the same protection and herbicide tolerance as a 3000GT Series.

N09T-3111 – 79 day, 2400 CHU – High yielding, high test weight, medium height, fixed ear.

New Agrisure Viptera 3220 EZ Refuge Series – Hybrids with 3220 EZ Refuge designation have 2 traits for Multi-Pest Complex (WBC, BC,CE,FA) and 2 traits for Corn Borer meaning reduced refuge to five percent.

N29T-3220 – 92 day, 2825 CHU – Top yielder (#1 in OCC trials for maturity), average root and stalk strength means harvest first and good option for early hybrid in later maturity zones, consistently responds to Quilt fungicide application.

Agrisure Artesian 4000 Series – Hybrids with a 4000 series designation include the Agrisure Artesian trait for water optimization, outperforming isoline hybrids under drought conditions.

The 4000 series may be stacked with Agrisure 3000GT or Agrisure Viptera for the complete package of herbicide, insect and environmental protection.

N45P-4011 – 101 day, 3050 CHU – Top yielding and excellent stress tolerance, taller plant height with dependable stalks. A must-try on your farm.

Complete 2012 Hybrid list available at www.2012cornhybrids.com .


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