Hefty Complete Corn Seed Treatment is our proprietary blend of fungicides, insecticide, and Hefty Naturals (biologicals) containing 35 active ingredients proven to increase your net income.

Years of of testing combined our agronomic knowledge gave us the insight to create the industry’s most comprehensive corn seed treatment, increasing early season vigor, stress tolerance, and crop health to give you the best chance for more yield at harvest.

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is one of the BEST trait packages in the industry today!

With multiple modes of action to stop a wide variety of insects including corn rootworms, chances are you have already seen the value of this trait on your farm. Here are some management tips to ensure the best experience from your SmartStax® choices.

The RIB Complete® versions of VT Double PRO® Corn and SmartStax® hybrids contain a 5% refuge in every bag for corn (non-cotton) growing areas of the country. These seeds are all tolerant to Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide and contain no Bt insect traits. The SmartStax® refuge component also carries tolerance to Liberty (glufosinate) herbicide giving you an extra weed control option in the premium trait package. With refuge-in-a-bag, there’s no need to plant a separate/structured refuge.

Insects – Keep in mind that SmartStax® has below ground insect protection from multiple Bt traits as well as a higher rate of seed treatment insecticide. That may not be enough to stop heavy insect infestations. In many cases the bugs must take a bite out of the root before they are controlled. With many, many bites it’s possible to see crop injury. Consider using an in-furrow insecticide as well. Products like Capture LFR have come way down in price in recent years and are quite affordable.

Post-emerge Weed Control – SmartStax® hybrids carry herbicide tolerance to both Liberty (glufosinate) and Roundup (glyphosate) offering more ways to control tough weeds.

Use a PRE – Don’t skip the powerful weed control options you have for residual control. Apply them at or hopefully before planting.

Product Choice – If broadleaf weeds are a huge issue, choose a pre-emerge product to address those weeds and take many of them out before they even emerge from the soil. Products like Verdict and Resicore are great options, but there are many more, as well.

Multiple Effective Modes of Action – Be sure to use multiple effective modes of action each time you spray for weeds. For example, Status is a great post-emerge choice because of it’s broad-spectrum weed control and two highly effective modes of action on most weeds. Avoid spraying straight Roundup® or any single mode of action as resistant weeds are out there and growing in severity each year.

Diseases – Watch the Hefty Brand Corn hybrid characteristics chart and consult the management tips for each hybrid. Most hybrids have one disease or another that may require extra protection from a fungicide. Many of the diseases will show up in fields after V8 and come during very sensitive growth stages. Avoid the use of surfactants or oils with your pre-tassel fungicide applications to protect your crop from arrested ear development.

Find the right SmartStax® hybrid for your farm!

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Hefty Brand Corn Traits!

Insects – Dropping down from SmartStax® to VT Double PRO® means giving up belowground insect protection on pests like corn rootworm. Be sure to use a planting time insecticide like Force, Aztec, or Capture LFR, as there is no rescue treatment for corn rootworm.

Weed Control – If you are used to using Liberty® or Roundup® in SmartStax® corn, remember VT Double PRO® is only tolerant to Roundup, not Liberty.

Use a PRE – Don’t skip the powerful weed control options you have for residual control. Apply them at or hopefully before planting.

Product Choice – If broadleaf weeds are a huge issue, choose a pre-emerge product to address those weeds and take many of them out before they even emerge from the soil. Products like Verdict and Resicore are great options, but there are many more, as well.

Multiple Effective Modes of Action – Be sure to use multiple effective modes of action each time you spray for weeds. For example, Status is a great post-emerge choice because of it’s broad-spectrum weed control and two highly effective modes of action on most weeds. Avoid spraying straight Roundup® or any single mode of action as resistant weeds are out there and growing in severity each year.

Diseases – Watch the Hefty Brand Corn hybrid characteristics chart and consult the management tips for each hybrid. Most hybrids have one disease or another that may require extra protection from a fungicide. Many of the diseases will show up in fields after V8 and come during very sensitive growth stages. Avoid the use of surfactants or oils with your pre-tassel fungicide applications to protect your crop from arrested ear development.

Choose the best VT Double PRO® hybrid for your operation!

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If you don’t need Bt’s for insect protection, Roundup Ready® Corn 2 hybrids could be the best choice for your farm! With tolerance to Roundup herbicide, your production costs controlling grass escapes and other tough weeds could be significantly less than with conventional corn hybrids. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your Roundup Ready Corn 2 hybrids this year:

Weed Control – Start with a great pre-emerge herbicide program. If broadleaf weeds are your top concern choose a combination broadleaf and grass herbicide to address your toughest weed problem. If grass control is your biggest issue, choose a straight Group 15 herbicide and use it at the full labeled rate. With Roundup as part of your post emerge program, you can inexpensively and effectively clean up almost any annual grass weed.

Insects – Utilize in-furrow insecticide. The key with Roundup Ready® corn is to keep the roots healthy and free of insects (and diseases) to improve nutrient uptake, stress tolerance, stability, and overall yield. Unless you’re planting something like SmartStax®, chances are good you need an insecticide. Also, scout regularly for aboveground insects and treat when necessary.

Disease – Use an insecticide/fungicide product in-furrow like Manticor when planting early and maybe all season long depending on disease pressure.

Fertility – Consider in-furrow or 2 X 2 starter fertility to boost early performance.

Microbes/Soil Health – We’ve never seen as good a response from a natural product as we have with Micro-Cycle. Try it in-furrow or in your 2 X 2 and see the difference!

Hefty Complete Seed Treatment on your Hefty Brand Corn is a difference maker, too. Dig some roots up early and throughout the season. Focus on setting your planter so every seed is placed perfectly. Finally, notice how fast your corn gets out of the ground with Hefty Complete!

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CONVENTIONAL

CONVENTIONAL

If you choose to grow conventional corn, we want you to be as successful as possible. Here are a few things that could help with your crop management this season.

Hefty Complete Seed Treatment on your Hefty Brand Corn is a difference-maker, too. Dig some roots up early and throughout the season. Focus on setting your planter so every seed is placed perfectly. Finally, notice how fast your corn gets out of the ground with Hefty Complete!

Weed Control – Without Roundup® or Liberty to help you kill weeds, you have to be smart. Start with a full rate of a Group 15 grass herbicide to stop the most expensive and damaging weeds in corn, namely annual grasses like the foxtail species. Don’t use the weed killers that focus on broadleaf control which is much cheaper to achieve post-emerge.

Insects – Utilize in-furrow insecticide. The key with conventional corn is to keep the roots healthy and free of insects (and diseases) to improve nutrient uptake, stress tolerance, stability, and overall yield. Unless you’re planting something like SmartStax®, chances are good you need an insecticide. Also, scout regularly for aboveground insects and treat when necessary.

Disease – Use an insecticide/fungicide combination in-furrow when planting early and consider in-season applications, as well, depending on disease pressure.

Fertility – Consider in-furrow or 2 X 2 starter fertility to boost early performance.

Microbes/Soil Health – We’ve never seen as good a response from a natural product as we have with Micro-Cycle. Try it in-furrow or in your 2 X 2 and see the difference!

What our growers are saying about Hefty Brand Corn…

I have a Hefty corn plot this year to see how the new hybrids stack up against some of the proven performers on my farm. I had great success with the Liberty beans over the years so I’m anxious to see how the corn yields.

TIM • SOUTHERN MINNESOTA

I have a sandy light farm that I planted this droughtgard corn too vs. another number. We have had lots of rain but it still looks great and hope for good fall yields.

CLARANCE • SOUTHERN MINNESOTA

H5104 planted side by side vs. the competitor looked better to start with, and the ears look impressive. The seed treatment is making a big difference I think.

DENNIS • SOUTHERN MINNESOTA

Standability was really noticeable. We had the field split with two different hybrids. Hefty Corn 4904 was the last field that we harvested and stood very well.

SAM • TRUMAN, MINNESOTA

Hefty Corn 2802 looks good and stood up better than the competitor during a bad wind storm. Cobs are bigger as well.

LEE • LAKOTA, ND

Hefty Corn 2801 looks good and seed counts on the cobs look very promising.

MICHAEL • WEBSTER, ND

The early season root growth was amazing on our Hefty corn. I can’t see how that won’t translate into yield on my farm.

JIM • EASTERN IOWA

We do some conventional and roundup corn along with a couple of different kinds of soybeans. Hefty’s always has a great selection to fit our planting needs.

GREG • SOUTHERN MINNESOTA

We always look for corn with good dry down and test weight and last year our Hefty 4902 was among the best for our farm.

ROGER • SOUTHERN MINNESOTA

Last year I had my highest corn yield ever for a field average with Hefty 4904. I’m excited to try Hefty 5104 this year.

MIKE • SOUTHERN MINNESOTA

The H17L6 were are highest yielding beans last year and the best we have ever raised.

JAKE • SOUTHERN MINNESOTA

I’m going to try the H5003 drought guard hybrid on a lighter farm and see how it does this year. So far we’ve had lots of rain, but the hybrid still looks good.

TODD • SOUTHERN MINNESOTA

I was very impressed by the seed treatment and emergence I saw. Emergence is key for high yield corn. Hefty Brand 5812 Corn was a great number and is the best yielding corn I have raised on the farm it was placed.

JIM • APPLE RIVER, ILLINOIS

Hefty 5003 has been my best corn number over the last two seasons!

MIKE • PINE ISLAND, MINNESOTA

Last year I had Hefty 5302 planted next to DeKalb 5358 and the Hefty was way better. I didn’t bother with the DeKalb this year.

CHARLIE • RACINE, MINNESOTA

Last year I had Croplan planted next to the Hefty, and this year I have all Hefty. I was really happy with Hefty 5212, plus it was cheaper.

JASON • ZUMBROTA, MINNESOTA

The Hefty 6212 beat the DeKalb 62-97 by 25 bushels!

CURT • LEMARS, IOWA

I had reservations planting a new brand and hybrid next to the industry giants. I was very pleased with the Hefty 6004 and I will be planting Hefty Brand Corn again.

ANDY • GRANVILLE, ILLINOIS

Hefty 5003 won its split planted by 20 bu/ac last year on some variable ground. You could really see the DroughtGard help in the sandy areas.

BILL • COMFREY, MINNESOTA

I am very happy with the performance of my Hefty Brand H3201 Corn. It was high yielding (average was 31 long and 20 around), and at harvest was the driest corn. Hefty Brand H3201 Corn stood excellent all season long too. Looking forward to its performance this year!

PETE • OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN

H20X7 really did well in my high IDC areas and was one of my top yielding soybeans on the farm last year.

TIM • SPRINGFIELD, MINNESOTA

Hefty Corn has proved to me that their seed treatment is really working. Their corn had the best and most consistent emergence in the both cold and perfect situations this spring.

TERRY • HANSKA, MINNESOTA