Mycogen Seeds is introducing 37 new grain corn hybrids for the 2014 growing season, including 15 featuring Refuge Advanced powered by SmartStax.

“We are excited to offer growers new hybrids that contain our proprietary genetics and industry-leading technologies,” says Hank King, U.S. corn marketing leader for Mycogen Seeds. “We continue to invest heavily in research and development and extensive testing to select the very best corn hybrids with competitive performance and agronomic characteristics that our customers demand.”

Featured new grain corn hybrids
2V357 is a 93-day SmartStax Refuge Advanced hybrid with strong early season emergence for cool, wet soil conditions. It has consistent semi-flex ears, which support variable plant destinies and consistent yield performance. 2V357 is a good choice for either continuous corn or corn-soybean rotations.

2K395 has very good drought tolerance and yield stability. This 94-day SmartStax Refuge Advanced hybrid has excellent root strength for poorly drained or compacted soil conditions. 2K395 has good late-season health and semi-flexible ears.

2Y479 has good agronomic versatility that handles variable soil types and tillage practices. 2Y479 is a 98-day SmartStax Refuge Advanced hybrid with consistently high yields and strong early season growth. This hybrid is a good choice for corn-on-corn and corn-soybean rotations at medium to high plant populations.

2A509 is a top-performing hybrid that offers outstanding yields, superior staygreen and excellent standability. This 101-day SmartStax Refuge Advanced hybrid is an attractive plant with very good tolerance to gray leaf spot.

2D599 is a 106-day SmartStax Refuge Advanced hybrid with excellent early season characteristics, making it a good choice for reduced tillage and no-till systems. 2D599 is consistently high-yielding and a widely adapted hybrid for a wide range of soil types and environments.

2C649 is a 108-day SmartStax Refuge Advanced hybrid featuring excellent late-season intactness, good tolerance to gray leaf spot and strong yield potential in high-yield environments. 2C649 offers excellent standability and highly competitive yield.

2V779 has excellent drought-stress tolerance and great standability. This 113-day SmartStax Refuge Advanced hybrid offers outstanding staygreen and high yield potential across a variety of environments.

2C788 is a 114-day SmartStax Refuge Advanced hybrid that offers good late-season intactness, strong ear retention and very good leaf blight tolerance. 2C788 is a high-yielding hybrid that performs best at medium to high plant densities.

2C799 has consistent, semi-flexible ears that generate very strong yield performance. This 114-day SmartStax Refuge Advanced hybrid is widely adapted east to west across the central Corn Belt and offers good tolerance to gray leaf spot.

2Y767 is a 114-day SmartStax Refuge Advanced hybrid with very good tolerance to Goss’s wilt, northern corn leaf blight and southern corn leaf blight. 2Y767 is a good choice for conventional and no-till systems.

“Our experienced agronomists and sales representatives are committed to help our growers with technical support and placement to get the most from their cropping acres,” King says.