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GOING BEYOND: Wyffels Hybrids says one of its goals is to "continually push the limits" of corn seed genetics. The company's new seed includes two varieties available as Wyffels Refuge in Bag.

Wyffels releases 15 new corn varieties for next season

Northern Seed Extra: Hybrids feature stacks as well as conventional choices.

Wyffels Hybrids rolled out 15 new products for corn growers in Minnesota and the Dakotas for the 2018 growing season.

The new products include hybrids featuring SmartStax and VT Double PRO traits, which are available as Wyffels Refuge in Bag. The lineup also includes four conventional hybrids and a Roundup Ready Corn 2 option.

“Part of our culture at Wyffels Hybrids is to continually push the limits to find, develop and bring to market better seed corn genetics quicker than the competition,” says Shane Meis, Wyffels Hybrids director of research. “We expect these hybrids to deliver best-in-industry yield potential, exceptional agronomics and consistency across diverse conditions and environments. We are committed to bringing our customers industry-leading seed solutions that can help their operations be more profitable.”

Here are the new varieties for 2018:

Early-season hybrids

W1746RIB 96 RM (VT2P)
• outstanding yield potential with a strong agronomic package
• excellent late-season standability
• great adaptability to a wide variety of soils
• semiflex ear excels at high and low populations

W1796RIB 97 RM (VT2P)
• industry-leading yield potential for this maturity
• works across a wide range of soils and environments
• semiflex ear with high test weight grain
• good stress tolerance

 W1886RIB 97 RM (VT2P)
• excellent choice for this maturity, especially moving south as an early hybrid
• great Goss’s wilt tolerance
• outstanding stalk and root strength offer a late-harvest option
• semiflex ear with excellent grain quality

 W2610 100 RM (CONV)
• rock-solid performance across soil types
• impressive early vigor and early to pollinate for maturity
• exceptional root strength, low green snap risk
• very good drought tolerance

W3070 101 RM (CONV)
• exhibits outstanding performance across environments
• strong-rooted plant that maintains stalk integrity
• robust plant with high yield potential
• a great silage option

Midseason hybrids

W4196RIB 105 RM (VT2P)
• new leader in this maturity with exciting yield potential

• excellent tolerance to Goss’s wilt and anthracnose
• semiflex ear excels over a wide range of populations
• outstanding performance across soil types

W5516RIB 108 RM (VT2P)
• phenomenal yield potential for this maturity

• strong stalks allow for a wide harvest window
• semideterminate ear responds well to higher populations
• great north to south movement

W6896RIB / W6898RIB 110/112 RM (VT2P/SS)
• consistent, high-yielding hybrids
• semideterminate ear responds to higher populations
• low green snap risk
• Wide geographic adaptability with excellent north to south movement

W6940 111 RM (CONV)
• impressive top-end yield potential
• excellent Goss’s wilt tolerance
• strong roots and low green snap risk
• excellent early vigor

W7450 / W7452 112 RM (CONV/RR2)
• impressive yields across soil types
• excellent leaf disease package with great late-season intactness
• flex ear with high quality, high test weight grain
• very good drought tolerance

W7576RIB / W7578RIB 112/113 RM (VT2P/SS)
• outstanding top-end yield potential
• great geographic adaptability, especially moving north as a full-season option
• semiflex ear with high test weight
• strong tolerance to northern leaf blight and anthracnose

Late-season hybrid

W7976RIB 113 RM (VT2P)
• consistent, high top-end yield potential
• excellent disease tolerance and a good late harvest option
• low green snap risk
 semiflex ear and strong health package makes it an ideal fit for tough soils

Source: Wyffels Hybrids

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