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    Seed Corn

    First time trying to buys some seed corn, man this stuff is crazy complicated.



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    Re: Seed Corn

    All you need to know is if you need a Race Horse or a Work Horse Variety. The rest is window dressing.


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    Re: Seed Corn

    I'd go with one of the old standby's...Northern Lights, AK-47, a nice White Widow maybe.


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    Re: Seed Corn

    Is there a market in Iowa for White corn? If so I would look at that I believe it has a higher premium.



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    Re: Seed Corn

    In all honesty talk to an Agronomist at your local Co-op. They will help you out. Or contact someone who wouldn't be bias because of the products they sell, like your extension office.


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    Re: Seed Corn

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    First time trying to buys some seed corn, man this stuff is crazy complicated.
    100-115 day Maturity range depending on where you live in Iowa. 100-106 up north. 106-110 in the middle 110-115 in Southern third. This is just a generalization.

    Secondly get a BT traited corn and a Roundup Ready Liberty Link traited corn if you are putting it on bean stubble and or old pasture ground.(Also nicknamed double pro) This protects you against corn borrer and allows you to spray Round up and liberty chemicals on them with no harm to your corn.

    Go with a Smart Stack or Triple Stack for Corn on corn scenarios. (These have rootworm traits in them that kill rootworms)

    Its really not too difficult just make sure whoever you get it from doesn't hose you on selling you traits you don't need. Also all brands are generally good. My post is just a generalization id say 75% of what people do.

    Next know your land- If your farming in the goat hills of SW IA with a low CSR rating go with more of a workhorse hybrid - your not going to need the racey high yielding profile on your ground but it will always be standing and will adapt well to the variety of conditions. If your farming in the flat ground with high CSR go with a racehorse as you can really take advantage of a higher yielding hybrid.

    This is a quick run down, anyone that works at the local Co-op or seed dealer should set you in the right path - just remember do not pay for traits you do not need!


    Last edited by isu22andy; 11-09-2015 at 09:30 PM.

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    Re: Seed Corn

    Quote Originally Posted by isu22andy View Post
    100-115 day Maturity range depending on where you live in Iowa. 100-106 up north. 106-110 in the middle 110-115 in Southern third. This is just a generalization.

    Secondly get a BT traited corn and a Roundup Ready Liberty Link traited corn if you are putting it on bean stubble and or old pasture ground.(Also nicknamed double pro) This protects you against corn borrer and allows you to spray Round up and liberty chemicals on them with no harm to your corn.

    Go with a Smart Stack or Triple Stack for Corn on corn scenarios. (These have rootworm traits in them that kill rootworms)

    Its really not too difficult just make sure whoever you get it from doesn't hose you on selling you traits you don't need. Also all brands are generally good. My post is just a generalization id say 75% of what people do.

    This is a quick run down, anyone that works at the local Co-op or seed dealer should set you in the right path - just remember do not pay for traits you do not need!
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    Re: Seed Corn

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    First time trying to buys some seed corn, man this stuff is crazy complicated.
    Where do you farm?

    Check your plot data in the area, talk to your co-op guy. Get prices and proposals from a couple seed guys...prices suck so making sure you're not overpaying is also going to be important. At the same time buying crap seed on the cheap isn't a great idea.

    Good luck.



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    Re: Seed Corn

    I stick to candy corn, still somewhat complicated though.




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    Re: Seed Corn

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I stick to candy corn, still somewhat complicated though.
    Probably more profitable this year. : )



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    Re: Seed Corn

    I hate to be this guy, but if your asking for seed corn help on CF maybe you chose the wrong career path.



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    Re: Seed Corn

    My brother actually planted a conventional Wyffels number and was well into the 200 bushel range(weigh wagon was near 250) on a mid grade Eastern Iowa farm. Amazing results. No Round Up, no BT.



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    Re: Seed Corn

    Do you want me to send one of the 50 reps that want me to buy seed from them your way?

    My tip. I try to stay away from the racehorse stuff. With the genetics in workhorse corn today it yields just about as good. Sure I don't have the top end brag about yield, on a year like this, but as a farm average I will put my yields vs anyone. Also if you are sure it is going to yield or it is a number you trust, price shouldn't be the determining factor.


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