Dairyland Seed announces 22 new corn hybrids for the 2018 growing season, eight of which utilize Enlist™ weed control technology. The release of these new products provides farmers with more choices in trait packages and more flexibility for growers.
“We’re really excited about releasing such a robust variety of products for 2018,” says Dairyland Seed Marketing Leader T.J. Strachota. “These new products allow our farmers more choices in management decisions and will work for a more diverse set of operations.”
Dairyland Seed’s new varieties were tested in their plots last year and picked for their high-performance and proven capabilities.
“In particular, we have high expectations for the performance of DS-9090RA, DS-9804RA and DS-7106PRE,” says Strachota.
This new product lineup utilizes the newest genetics and latest technology to provide farmers with cutting-edge and well-researched options. Learn more about each of the new varieties:
DS-7781RA – 81 RM
This hybrid utilizes PowerCore® traits and features strong stalks and roots with excellent drought tolerance. It’s a very consistent performer and does well even in cool and wet soils.
DS-7185 – 85 RM
For both no-till and corn-on-corn situations, this hybrid performs well, with its great foliar health attributes and solid agronomic qualities. This product contains the Agrisure Viptera® 3220 trait.
DS-9686 – 86 RM
New this year, this product exhibits top-end yield potential with fast dry down in the fall. It contains the Agrisure® 3000GT trait and has opportunity for population flexibility with its semi-flex ear.
DS-9090RA – 90 RM
This product boasts excellent emergence and can handle cold, wet, tight soils. It has great foliar health and produces large, girthy ears with deep kernels. This hybrid contains SmartStax® traits and prefers deep soils with high-fertility environments.
DS-7593 – 93 RM
This hybrid features fast dry down and fantastic drought tolerance. It’s a versatile hybrid that handles a variety of soil types and is at its best performance as a mid-to full-season hybrid. This version utilizes the Agrisure Viptera® 3220 trait.
DS-7294a – 94 RM
An excellent east to west performer, this hybrid has excellent grain quality and test weight as well as excellent stay-green abilities. It prefers deep soils and high-fertility environments, and utilizes the Agrisure Viptera® 3220 trait.
DS-7599 – 99 RM
A tough hybrid that delivers high yields, this drought-tolerant seed is great for no-till and corn-on-corn situations. It boasts solid stalk and root scores with stable and consistent performances. This hybrid utilizes the Agrisure Viptera® 3220 trait.
DS-1101 – 99 RM
This conventional hybrid has solid agronomics with good stalk and root scores. It has nice grain quality and test weight and features a large, girthy ear with deep kernels. It has excellent foliar health and a good performance east to west.
DS-9802RA – 102 RM
With outstanding stalk and root strength and a strong foliar package, this high-yielding set of genetics is a good choice for cold, wet soils. It produces a girthy, flex-style ear and utilizes SmartStax® traits.
DS-9804RA – 104 RM
This exciting new hybrid has stable, high-yielding genetics with quick dry down in the fall. It has an elite foliar health package with good drought tolerance that can handle variable conditions. This hybrid is an excellent choice for both corn-on-corn and no-till situations and utilizes SmartStax® genetics.
DS-9510RA – 110 RM
This product has an excellent foliar health package and has great stalk and root scores. It performs best in high-yield environments and when grown east of central Iowa. This product utilizes SmartStax® traits.
DS-7911RA – 111 RM
This hybrid carries the highest rating for drought tolerance and has a strong foliar health package. It is widely adapted to east to west and north to south. A great choice for corn-on-corn and no-till, this seed uses PowerCore® traits.
DS-9513RA– 113 RM
This tall, robust plant type has very good stalk and root strength and a long, slender ear style. It is a consistent performer north to south and utilizes SmartStax® traits.
DS-6414 – 114 RM
This hybrid has nice stay-green in the fall and a solid drought tolerance. With a good overall health package, it handles variable soils well. This product utilizes Roundup Ready® traits.
Several of Dairyland Seed’s top-performing hybrids boast the Enlist™ genetics this year. The following hybrids utilize this technology:
DS-5494E – 94 RM
This tall, racehorse style hybrid has great grain quality and test weight. It has highly rated emergence scores and has very good health with excellent dry down. It prefers deep soils and high-fertility environments, and its genetics come from DS-6494 with the Enlist trait technology.
DS-5898E – 98 RM
This hybrid utilizes genetics from DS-6898. It has high yield potential, very girthy, flex-style ears and very good scores against Goss’s wilt. This hybrid utilizes the Enlist trait technology.
DS-7802PRE – 102/100 RM
Utilizing high-yielding genetics from DS-9802RA combined with PowerCore Enlist trait technology, this hybrid has outstanding stalk and root strength and a strong foliar health package. It has girthy, flex-style ears and prefers deep soils and high fertility environments.
DS-8303SRE – 103/101 RM
This SmartStax Enlist hybrid uses genetics from DS-9303RA and has solid stalks and roots. It gets out of the ground early and gives its best performance as a mid- to full-season product.
DS-7106PRE – 106/104 RM
Using DS-6106 genetics with the PowerCore Enlist trait technology, this hybrid continues to offer stable yield across environments, an outstanding foliar health package, high-quality grain and good test weight. It’s a rugged plant that can handle variable conditions and makes a great choice for both corn-on-corn and no-till situations.
DS-8508SRE – 108/106 RM
From DS-9508RA genetics, this SmartStax Enlist new product contains the same dominant yield performance, fat, girthy ears, and outstanding foliar health package as its predecessor. This rugged hybrid with strong stalks and roots is a great choice for both corn-on-corn and no-till operations.
DS-8412SRE – 112 RM
This SmartStax Enlist dependable hybrid is a rugged plant that can handle variable conditions. The genetics are from the DS-9412RA hybrid, which features good stalk and root strength. A great choice for both corn-on-corn and no-till, this option has outstanding foliar health and nice stay-green.
DS-8314SRE – 114 RM
This drought tolerant hybrid uses the genetics from DS-9314RA and has excellent grain quality and test weight. Its determinate ear style excels at high populations, which makes it a good choice for both corn-on-corn and no-till operations. This hybrid utilizes SmartStax Enlist technology
To see all the varieties that Dairyland Seed offers, visit their website at http://www.dairylandseed.com/ and for questions about any of the products, contact your local Dairyland Seed sales representative.
About Dairyland Seed
Dairyland Seed was founded in 1907 and focuses its business on providing world-class hybrid corn, soybean and alfalfa genetics to American farmers. Now part of Dow AgroSciences, the plant breeding efforts initiated by Dairyland have since expanded and products offered include SmartStax®, PowerCore™, Refuge Advanced® and Enlist™. Dairyland Seed is headquartered in West Bend, Wis.