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New corn varieties ready for 2016

Get ready to research. Twenty new grain and silage corn varieties are hitting the market

Seed companies have reported a total of 13 new corn varieties on the market for the first time in 2016. These are only the new varieties available for the next crop year — this list doesn’t include other varieties that have been released in recent years.

Dow Seeds

4085 grain corn
4085 has Herculex Xtra and RR2 traits. It has strong early season vigour and emergence for cold wet soils early flowering with hard textured grain for northern adaptation. 2275 CHU. RM: 77.

DS80A27 grain corn

DS80A27 has the SmartStax trait. It has excellent top end grain yield, strong emergence and early season vigour for cool conditions. 2300 CHU. RM: 80.

TMF86H77RA silage corn
This variety has SmartStax Refuge Advanced traits. It has consistent yield, good digestibility, high tonnage with excellent starch scores, semi-flex ear provides flexibility across variable plant densities, widely adapted for variable soil types. 2550 CHU. RM:86.

TMF91Q25 silage corn
This variety has the SmartStax trait. It is a very tall robust plant with new leafy genetics. Nice ears with adequate husk coverage and excellent disease scores. 2750 CHU. RM: 91.

TMF94L37 silage corn
This variety has the SmartStax trait. Excellent eye appeal and consistent ears down the row, strong emergence and early vigour, excellent leaf disease tolerance. 2800 CHU. RM: 94.

DuPont Pioneer

P7005AM

P7005AM is an Optimum AcreMax corn seed product with contains above ground insect control for protection against corn borer. It provides excellent yield potential with a 5.3 bu./acre yield increase over Pioneer hybrid P7213R in 27 large-scale Proving Ground grower sites across Western Canada in 2014 and 2015. P7005AM has excellent yield potential, corn borer protection, good test weight scores and husk cover. 2000 CHU.

P7202AM
P7202AM is an Optimum AcreMax corn seed product which contains above ground insect control for protection against corn borer. It provides excellent yield potential with a 5.9 bu./acre yield increase over all competitor corn hybrids in in 26 large-scale Proving Ground grower sites across Western Canada in 2014 and 2015. P7202AM has corn borer protection, produces large kernels and has good test weight scores. 2050 CHU.

P7211HR
P7211HR is a Roundup Ready Corn 2/LibertyLink corn hybrid with 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./acre yield increase over competitor corn hybrids in 34 large-scale Proving Ground grower sites across Western Canada in 2014 and 2015. 2050 CHU.

P7632AM
P7632AM is an Optimum AcreMax corn seed product which contains above ground insect control for protection against corn borer. It provides excellent yield potential with 5.5 bu./acre yield increase over all competitor corn hybrids tested with 61 per cent wins in 27 large-scale Proving Ground grower sites across Western Canada in 2014 and 2015. P7632AM also has good stalk strength and excellent root strength for improved standability. 2225 CHU.

39V09AM
39V09AM is an Optimum AcreMax corn seed product which contains above ground insect control for protection against corn borer. It provides excellent yield potential with 3.2 bu./acre yield increase over Pioneer hybrid 39D97 in seven large-scale Proving Ground 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. 2275 CHU.

P8387AM
P8387AM is an Optimum AcreMax corn seed product which contains above ground insect control for protection against corn borer. It provides excellent yield potential with an average of 3.4 bu./acre yield increase over competitor corn hybrids across 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). 2500 CHU.

P8542AM
P8542AM is an Optimum AcreMax corn seed product which contains above ground insect control for protection against corn borer. It is a high yielding silage corn product with very good root strength and average stalk strength to help with improved standability. It also provides very good drought tolerance scores in Western Canada. 2600 CHU.

Monsanto / DEKALB

DKC23-17RIB
DKC23-17RIB is an early maturing product with fast drydown.

DKC32-12RIB
DKC32-12RIB has top end yield potential, good ear flex and performance under drought stress. An excellent fit for Western Canada.

Pride Seeds

A4199G2 RIB
New introductory Genuity VT Double PRO RIB Complete PRIDE G2 hybrid delivering above ground insect control. This grain hybrid has very good drydown and maintains a visually attractive late season appearance. Strong agronomics with very rapid emergence and aggressive spring vigour. Very early flowering product and fast to maturity. 2175 CHU.

A5095G2 RIB
Exciting new introductory Genuity VT Double PRO RIB Complete PRIDE G2 and conventional full season hybrid choices. Features early flowering and finish. Long ear length with girth. Excellent kernel quality with high test weight. Very strong late season stalk strength and intactness. An excellent choice for grain or silage. 2475 to 2450 CHU.

A5433G3 RIB
Strong silage hybrid with excellent biomass and very high starch levels. Exceptional drought and stress tolerance. Early flowering for maturity rating. Outstanding emergence, early seedling vigor, standability and health. Tall plant with consistent full ear and size. High digestiblity and energy levels. 2425 to 2575 CHU.

  • DEKALB has a fun online tool that allows you to narrow down the list of hybrids suitable for the heat units in your area. Try it at dekalb.ca.

Thunderseed

TH7673VT2P rib-grain corn
RIB – GRAIN CORN 2050 CHU
This hybrid is Thunderseed’s lowest heat unit option, medium height, quick out of ground with a quick flowering and kernel set incredibly good dry down rate and has the corn borer protection. Great standability in field, can travel north very well. 2050 CHU.

TH4126RR silage
This corn can be silaged or grazed very effectively. Tall, pineapple leaf with a large mid placement cob flint/dent kernels plant is quick out of ground with great spring vigor and a very good finish in the field excellent yielder. 2250 CHU.

TH7681VT2P rib silage
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 field long cob with good fill tip to tail. Corn borer protection and could be put in field with TH4126RR to provide some protection as well. Great yielder. 2350 CHU.

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