The Right Cropping System

All hybrids have diverse strengths and weaknesses that must be considered when determining how they will respond under different cropping systems. Matching the right hybrids to your cropping system will allow you to achieve optimal yield potential.

Good RTCC Ratings

Because hybrids have different tolerance levels to a corn-on-corn rotation, it’s valuable to select ones with good response-to continuous-corn (RTCC) ratings for the greatest yield potential. Good residue management, insect and disease management, and vigilant scouting are all critical for sustaining an optimal corn-on-corn system.

Increased Stalk Strength

Good stalk stay green helps corn plants stay alive after grain matures, which increases stalk strength and guards against lodging.

Manage Goss's wilt

Goss’s wilt can be a concern on heavy debris fields with continuous corn. This disease can be managed by choosing the appropriate hybrid.

Residue Affects Emergence

For good emergence, plant corn at uniform depths and keep strongeremerging hybrids on continuous corn fields with heavy residue and hybrids with lower emergence levels on finer, better-tilled soils.