Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Thu Sep 5, 2013 01:02 PM CDT

This is the time of year corn growers are bombarded by new corn hybrid offerings. Yield and relative maturity are always at the top of our selection criteria, but seed catalogs also list characteristics such as ear height and stature. Do they matter?

If you've ever visited one of those heritage corn plots, it's easy to see the corn plant has evolved over time. Even today's tassels look different compared to even a decade ago.

Most farmers would agree that despite some subtle differences, there's a uniform look in most modern corn hybrids. There's a reason for that -- yield ...

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