Choosing the right hybrids for your farm can be overwhelming.
Whether it’s annual climate, soil type, disease pressure, or other management challenges, evaluating your farm’s distinct goals or challenges is the first step to choosing the right corn hybrids for the best chance of success.
New AgriGold corn hybrids that will be available for 2023 planting are in plots this spring. Here’s a look at some challenges your acres might have, plus the corn hybrids that put up the best line of defense:
If you’re working with a no-till system:
Try A627-45 (allows for early planting), A646-30 (works well with reduced tillage systems too), or A642-76 (its strong emergence also allows for early planting and maintains stability across variable conditions).
If you’re planting on rotated acres:
With the A614-21 hybrid, you’ll also see strong northern movement (with early flowering) and great late-season plant health.
If you’re planting in a high-disease environment:
A650-21 has a strong disease package and remains stable across all environments. A627-45 responds favorably to foliar fungicide applications when necessary. And A619-06 also handles stress well thanks to its excellent health package.
If you’re looking for a unique plant style:
Try a little something new next year. Both A614-21 and A628-34 hybrids offer plant and ear types with a distinct look that will help you stand out from your neighbors.
If you’re planting at moderate populations:
Check out A628-34 (tremendous top-end yield potential, thanks to its ear flex by kernel depth) or A635-81 (plant this one early to maximize early vigor and yield potential).
If you’re searching for superior grain quality:
Excellent grain quality and test weight reign supreme in the A614-21, A627-45, and A647-79.
For top-notch quality, plus adaptability to different cropping and tillage systems, look to A642-05 or A643-01WX. Both also offer even better response with high-yield environments and management practices.
If your acres have a history of tar spot:
A638-19 is a good option to reduce your risk against the disease. Its ear flex also supports planting populations to match your individual yield environment.
If greensnap or Goss’s wilt are concerns for your acres:
A619-06, A625-32, A640-12 and A650-21 are all great options for reducing your risk of losing yield. These hybrids offer solid stalk strength plus increased tolerance to the bacteria that causes Goss’s wilt.
A few of our 2023 hybrids will benefit from a fungicide or side-dress nitrogen application. Consider a fungicide or extra nitrogen if you plant:
A628-34, A635-81, A638-19, A639-91, A642-05, A642-76, and A643-01wx.
If you have a field suited for high yields and management practices to match it:
Try A647-79, A646-30, A643-01wx, or A642-05 to maximize your yield opportunities next season.
If you’re growing in the Delta region:
A647-79 offers excellent standability and late-season plant health, and has exhibited strong performance in the Southeast.
If you’re growing on dryland acres:
The resilience of A650-21 in many environments, including dryer climates, gives this hybrid tremendous yield stability. (Don’t forget its strong disease package, too).
If you’re in the western Corn Belt:
Especially if under higher management, A625-32 is a great option for Western U.S. producers.
If you need broad adaptability:
A638-19 fits acres from the East Coast all the way to Nebraska.
And if you’re looking for yields that win, give these a try…
For ear length:
A625-32, A628-34, A638-19, A639-91, A640-12, A646-30, A647-79, and A650-21
For ear girth:
For kernel flex:
A614-21, A619-06, and A643-01wx
Or for kernel girth:
Remember, every piece of land, soil type, cropping style, and region are different. But no matter which specific challenges, regional characteristics, or management practices you use, the AgriGold hybrid portfolio is built to match your field—and maximize results.