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Ear Type
Cob Color
GDUs to Mid-pollination
GDUs to Black Layer
Pollination for Maturity

Semi-Flex
Red
1100
2210
Medium

Ear Type – Semi-Flex
Cob Color – Red
GDUs to Mid-pollination – 1110
GDUs to Black Layer – 2210
Pollination for Maturity – Medium

KEY STRENGTHS

Shorter hybrid with a big, girthy ear! Among the best roots and early vigor in the industry! Exhibits a high level of anthracnose stalk rot tolerance. Strong drought tolerance.

WEAKNESSES

Goss’s rating is average. Not highly recommended in continuous corn.

POSITIONING

Looks great in all tillage programs and soil types. Good ear flex with excellent yield response to intensive management, especially with P, K, and micronutrients. Sensitive to high rates of ALS herbicides and really needs a solid pre-emerge herbicide program as the hybrid is short and there is a lot of ear flex possible.

AGRONOMIC & DISEASE RATINGS

The higher the number, the better the performance or rating.

Hefty Corn 4012 Plot Results

YearBrandProductTraitRMMoistureDry Bu/AcYield RankPlot NameStateCooperator
2018HeftyH4012VT2P9021.9198.49Breckenridge Corn Plot 1BreckenridgeMNAg PhD
2018HeftyH4012VT2P9020258.736Princeton Corn Plot 3PrincetonILHefty Store
2017HeftyH4012VT2P9016.94144.85Aberdeen Corn Plot 1AberdeenSDHefty Store
2017HeftyH4012VT2P9016.78190.44Aberdeen Corn Plot 4AberdeenSDHefty Store
2017HeftyH4012VT2P9018196.99Baltic Corn Plot 3BalticSDHefty Store
2017HeftyH4012VT2P9018.56233.72Breckenridge Corn Plot 1BreckenridgeMNHefty Store
2017HeftyH4012VT2P9020.20193.44Hancock Corn Plot 1HancockMNHefty Store
2019HeftyH4012VT2P9022180.210South Watertown Corn PlotWatertownSDAg PhD
2019HeftyH4012VT2P9023.4192.82North Aberdeen, SD Corn PlotAberdeenSDAg PhD
2019HeftyH4012VT2P9027.3201152019 Hillsboro, ND Kelso West Cty 1HillsboroNDAg PhD

I ended up using Hefty 4012 as fill-in hybrid and did very well on emergence and standability!

Eldon, Northwest Iowa

Hefty 4012 is a very good hybrid!

Kevin, South Dakota

Hefty 4012 stood very well at harvest.

Carl, Brown County, South Dakota

Hefty 4012 yielded very well on my farm.

Cam, Brown County, South Dakota

Hefty 4012 was our highest yielding corn after dry down across all the acres with great test weight.

Todd, Cass County, North Dakota

Even with the dry pocket, the Hefty 4012 out yielded my go-to 9188 Pioneer by 15 bushels throughout the entire 2 quarters that were planted side by side!

D, Cass County, North Dakota

The Hefty 4012 was an excellent corn on my farm.

RS, Eastern North Dakota