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Picking better hybrids and varieties

Gil Gullickson 06/26/2012 @ 3:27pm Crops Technology Editor for Successful Farming magazine/Agriculture.com

Of all the inputs that farmers can buy, the sole one that makes the most difference is picking the right varieties and hybrids. Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota Extension agronomist, notes that the university's tests show there can be 60 to 90 bushel per acre swings between the highest and lowest yielding hybrids. At $5.50 corn, making the right decision can be an approximate $330-$500 per acre bonus —- or a $330-$500 per acre mistake.


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