Product Selection as a Management Tool - MN WI

Maximizing yield potential starts with product selection. This is particularly true when managing Goss’s wilt in corn and iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) in soybean.

Generally, the first selection criteria when choosing a seed product is yield potential, followed by various agronomic characteristics. When selecting seed products, the emphasis or ranking of agronomic characteristics and traits to consider can vary from one field’s priorities to another. Growers should evaluate product selection and placement on a field-by-field basis, matching yield, agronomic traits, and disease tolerance to their operation. New corn and soybean products to consider for 2018 and some of the key ratings to consider for selecting a product are listed in Tables 1 and 2.

Recommended Corn Products Root Strength Stalk Strength Goss's Wilt
DKC41-99RIB Brand Blend 3 2 5
DKC50-08RIB Brand Blend 3 3 3
DKC50-09RIB Brand Blend 3 3 3
DKC55-84RIB Brand Blend 3 4 3
DKC55-85RIB Brand Blend 3 4 3
DKC63-21RIB Brand Blend 3 3 3

Table 1. New DEKALB® corn products to consider in 2018.*Rating scale for agronomic and seed characteristics: 1-2 = Excellent; 3-4 = Good; 5-6=Average; 7-8=Fair; 9=Poor or very susceptible.

Recommended Soybean Products Iron Chlorosis PRR Field Tolerance White Mold
AG06X8 Brand 3 5 5
AG08X8 Brand 4 4 5
AG11X8 Brand 4 5 5
AG14X8 Brand 4 4 5
AG17X8 Brand 3 4 5
AG19X8 Brand 5 5 4
AG21X8 Brand 6 4 4
AG23X8 Brand 4 5 6
AG26X8 Brand 4 5 5

Table 2. New Asgrow ®soybean products to consider in 2018.*Rating scale for agronomic and seed characteristics: 1-2 = Excellent; 3-4 = Good; 5-6=Average; 7-8=Fair; 9=Poor or very susceptible.