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CONVENTIONAL

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

Semi-Flex
Red
1230
2350
Medium

Ear Type – Semi-Flex
Cob Color – Red
GDUs to Mid-pollination – 1230
GDUs to Black Layer – 2350
Pollination for Maturity – Medium

KEY STRENGTHS

Home run hitter closely related to H4522! Explosive yields across high and low productivity fields. Callouts include staygreen, late season intactness, and Goss’s and gray leaf spot tolerance. Has a moderate level of native tolerance to 1st generation European corn borer.

WEAKNESSES

Northern corn leaf blight tolerance is average.

POSITIONING

This hybrid will flex for length and responds well to increased soil and applied fertility. Fungicide response is average, but improves greatly if northern corn leaf blight protection is needed. Planting time insecticide is recommended in areas of the country with moderate levels of rootworm or other soil insect pressure.

AGRONOMIC & DISEASE RATINGS

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

We have had a really good run with Hefty Corn hybrids on our farm over the last several years. In fact, they have been our top-yielding hybrids for a number of years now.

Nathan, Watertown, South Dakota

I know that when I give my business to Hefty Seed Company, I can count on great yields from their products and outstanding service from their knowledgeable agronomists.

Paul, Southeast South Dakota

I first tried Hefty because of the price point. Then I put four hybrids in my competition plot with four other brands of corn. Hefty took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in my plot. That’s when I knew I was planting the real deal!

Ben, Moses Lake, Washington

I put my Hefty corn up to my favorite Pioneer and Dekalb, and wow does it perform! I’ll keep planting Hefty!

Luke, Iowa

The emergence and yields I have gotten from my Hefty Brand Seed have been outstanding!

Mark, Southeast South Dakota

I plant corn for Habitat for Hunting. My ground is really tough due to flooding it each year. I switched to Hefty Corn because of how well it handles tough, dry soil.

Mike, Othellow, Washington

Out of everything I planted, Hefty has always been the first corn out of the ground over the last three years.

Devon, Southeast Nebraska