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October 2004 Archives

Considerations in Corn Hybrid Selection

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Lizabeth Stahl, University of Minnesota Extension Service, Extension Regional Center, Worthington

What factors should you consider when selecting next year's corn hybrids? Regardless of the current focus on technology traits, yield potential should still be the number one consideration in hybrid selection. Hybrid performance and reliability are driven by the hybrid's genetic package so be sure you are starting with a base that meets your needs. Technology traits can't add bushels to a hybrid's yield potential - they can only help protect it.

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