From the Farmer's Mouth
"It lets you keep more profit in your pocket" — Russ, Ohio
Lauryn Higgins - 3/23/2021
Quality and performance were the top priorities when Ohio dairy farmer Russ Stoltzfus went shopping for the right corn seed for silage.
"The best corn silage crop I've ever raised" — Dale, Minnesota
Lauryn Higgins - 3/10/2021
When it comes to finding the right corn for your operation, Dale Norgren’s best advice is to put in the time and do your research.
"We're All Growing Hybrid85" — Alan, Utah
Lauryn Higgins - 3/1/2021
When Alan Willams was looking for a new seed company to buy from, he had a few questions for us. But even before his field test results came in, Alan’s neighbors were asking questions.
"Pencil Out the Math" — Miles, New York
Lauryn Higgins - 2/23/2021
We caught up with Miles Perry to see how Hybrid85 performed on his organic farm in upstate New York on field test results, trusting seed companies (or not), and what he'd tell his buddies about Hybrid85.
'What Hybrid85 Allows the Farmer to do Makes all the Difference' - Successful Farming
Lauryn Higgins - 1/5/2021
We founded Hybrid85 on the principle of helping farmers maximize net profit per acre, and it means a great deal to have Successful Farming Magazine highlight that.
"Go give Hybrid85 a try on a little bit of your acres. After I penciled out the math, it worked for me, why can't it work for you?"
— Miles, New York
"Hybrid85 does the job it says it will. I tried a few bags in 2020, and now it’s all I’m planting for 2021. I don’t know a better testament than that."
— Alan, Utah
"We had the 114 day hybrid go 274 bushel at 15.8% moisture on a field-wide, irrigated pivot. I will take a yield like that any day of the week, while putting an extra $53/acre back in my pocket from seed savings per acre!"
— Tim, Nebraska
"The best corn silage crop I've ever raised. Even my insurance adjuster said it was the best silage he has looked at in the area."
— Dale, Minnesota
"All in all one of the best crops we have had in years."
— Kaleb, North Carolina
"Banker was on edge. Told him to relax — I need to make money and it worked even with the year we had. Net. Profit Up! 200 bag order first year... will try again because it helped my bottom line."
— John, Indiana
"Definitely a positive ROI on net profit per acre. Out-performed anything else we planted, but at a much better price point. Excited to give it another go in 2020!"
— Kevin, Alabama
"In this area, H117SC9 is a home run. For dryland acres around here, it's the one! It blew us away with how well it took to the lighter soils and handled the heat and drought we had. Those stalks at low pop were almost the size of a can drink."
— Aubrey, Alabama
"Best silage I have chopped off of that 80. Hauling in the silage was fun this year! It was yielding so well that we had trucks lining up to the dump, and the silage was flowing like shelled corn due to the high grain content."
— Carl, Kansas
"I was very impressed with the corn silage yield! It was the 4th year corn on corn and I expected a drop from previous years, but it clearly was a significant gain instead. No doubt, the better seed price helped just because it was two thirds the price I had paid previous years — even with the shipping cost added. Then the increased yield boosted profits even more!"
— Jerry, Wisconsin
"The weeds I have, glyphosate doesn't do a good job anyway, so it just makes sense to plant conventional, especially with the performance I saw. It sure helps out on maximizing net profit per acre. Just a no brainer for me!"
— Bee, Nebraska
|Relative Maturity||117 day||103 day||105 day||117 day||113 day||97 day||117 day||104 day||104 day||104 day||112 day||117 day||117 day||113 day||117 day||117 day||105 day||105 day||80 day||87 day||97 day||98 day||98 day||113 day||117 day||87 day||97 day||97 day||97 day||103 day||104 day||104 day||104 day||105 day||105 day||109 day||109 day||109 day||112 day||112 day||113 day||113 day||114 day||114 day||114 day||114 day||117 day||117 day||117 day||80 day||104 day||97 day||97 day||109 day||113 day||90 day||87 day||90 day||98 day||98 day||98 day||117 day||90 day||97 day||114 day||117 day||109 day||114 day||97 day||117 day|
|Yield (Avg)||100-200 bu/ac||160-170 bu/ac||160-170 bu/ac||220 bu/ac||206 bu/ac||180-200 bu/ac||150-220 bu/ac||100 bu/ac||115 bu/ac||146 bu/ac||220 bu/ac||125-135 bu/ac||160-180 bu/ac||145 bu/ac||165 bu/ac||130 bu/ac||165 bu/ac||180 bu/ac||120 bu/ac||195 bu/ac||150 bu/ac||32 ton/ac||220 bu/ac||120 bu/ac||100 bu/ac||108 bu/ac||162.56 bu/ac||203.68 bu/ac||160 bu/ac||170-180 bu/ac||191.87 bu/ac||130-150 bu/ac||166.35 bu/ac||243.94 bu/ac||276.52 bu/ac||278.88 bu/ac||240s bu/ac||259.69 bu/ac||185.37 bu/ac||291.36 bu/ac||245.93 bu/ac||215.23 bu/ac||230.45 bu/ac||26.6 ton/ac||274 bu/ac||303.9 bu/ac||196.57 bu/ac||198 bu/ac||200.86 bu/ac||170-180 bu/ac||20 ton/ac||25 ton/ac||175 bu/ac||25 ton/ac||142 bu/ac||155 bu/ac||150 bu/ac||150 bu/ac||130 bu/ac||20 ton/ac||24/28 ton/ac||120 bu/ac||150 bu/ac||159 bu/ac||190 bu/ac||26.3 ton/ac||28.2 ton/ac||160 bu/ac||30 ton/ac|
|Yield Notes||Varied by field||Tough/marginal soils.||Tough/marginal soils.||Planted at 28k population.||Rough ground||Better field||28k Plant Pop||Irrigated||Dryland||Irrigated||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Dryland||Dryland||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Irrigated Ground||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Irrigated Ground||Irrigated Ground||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||Organic||31k Plant Pop||28k Plant Pop|
|Test Weight||54-57 lb||50.5 lb||58.4 lb||57.7 lb||58.8 lb||57.7 lb||59.7 lb||55.2 lb||59.4 lb||56.6 lb||55.4 lb||55.4 lb||55.4 lb||59.4 lb||59.5 lb||61.4 lb||58 lb||55.4 lb||50.5 lb||56 lb|
|Grower Notes||2 Long Dry Spells. Won test plot & field trails against 8 other hybrids. Best plant pop was 24.8-28k||#3 in plot (30 hybrids) #1 in ROI||Planted at 36k. Would probably take population down to around 30 for better standability.||Did just as good as anything else||No rains in August. Putting most acres in Milo||No rains in August. Putting most acres in Milo||Right next to NK (225 bu/acre), Agrigold variety (190 bu/acre)||Average yield. Bad compaction on field. Did just as good as other hybrids||Tough growing year.||Very pleased w/ corn. Got very tall||Light ground w/ no irrigation & dry spell||15 ft tall w/ zero snap||According to insurance company - was cut for silage||Pleased with it||Made about 100 bushels. Which doesn’t sound good until you look at the triple stack Pioneer right beside it that made 80.||Chopped for silage & grain. Was pleased||"put an extra $53/acre back in my pocket from seed savings per acre!"||"It by far exceeded our expectations by 30-40 bushel!"||27K final stand. Dryland. Top yielding irrigated hybrid on the farm did 202 bu/acre for comparison. The $85 bag out-yielded the seed that would have cost me $285. It’s very good corn priced very cheap||30-45 bu/acre more than competitor||Did just as good $300/bag corn||2 bu off top hybrid in plot||Thought it was short on late season N. Only was able to put 100 lb. N/acre||Dryland starter only||Did well on non weedy half||Good tonnage||Thought it was one of the best hybrids he has seen in awhile due to drought tolerance||Not a perfect year, but still performed very well for us||5-10% better than $250/bag (RR)||“It completely paid off, and it did great for me,”||Weight difference had even his neighbors asking questions.|
|State||Hybrid||Relative Maturity||Year Grown||Grown For||Yield (Avg)||Yield Notes||% Moisture||Test Weight||Grower Notes|
|AL||H117SC9||117 day||2019||Grain||100-200 bu/ac||Varied by field||2 Long Dry Spells. Won test plot & field trails against 8 other hybrids. Best plant pop was 24.8-28k|
|IA||H103C9||103 day||2019||Grain||160-170 bu/ac||Tough/marginal soils.|
|IA||H105C9||105 day||2019||Grain||160-170 bu/ac||Tough/marginal soils.|
|IA||H117SC9||117 day||2019||Grain||220 bu/ac||Planted at 28k population.|
|IL||H113C||113 day||2020||Grain||206 bu/ac||#3 in plot (30 hybrids) #1 in ROI|
|IN||H97C9||97 day||2019||Grain||180-200 bu/ac||54-57 lb|
|IN||H117SC9||117 day||2019||Grain||150-220 bu/ac||Planted at 36k. Would probably take population down to around 30 for better standability.|
|KS||H104SC||104 day||2020||Grain||100 bu/ac||Did just as good as anything else|
|KS||H104SC||104 day||2020||Grain||115 bu/ac||Rough ground||No rains in August. Putting most acres in Milo|
|KS||H104SC||104 day||2020||Grain||146 bu/ac||Better field||No rains in August. Putting most acres in Milo|
|KS||H112C||112 day||2020||Grain||220 bu/ac||Right next to NK (225 bu/acre), Agrigold variety (190 bu/acre)|
|KS||H117SC9||117 day||2020||Grain||125-135 bu/ac||Average yield. Bad compaction on field. Did just as good as other hybrids|
|KY||H117SC9||117 day||2019||Grain||160-180 bu/ac||28k Plant Pop||Tough growing year.|
|LA||H113C||113 day||2020||Grain||145 bu/ac|
|LA||H117SC9||117 day||2020||Grain||165 bu/ac||Irrigated|
|LA||H117SC9||117 day||2020||Grain||130 bu/ac||Dryland||Very pleased w/ corn. Got very tall|
|MI||H105C9||105 day||2020||Grain||165 bu/ac|
|MI||H105C9||105 day||2019||Grain||180 bu/ac||Irrigated|
|MN||H80C||80 day||2020||Grain||120 bu/ac||13.50%||Light ground w/ no irrigation & dry spell|
|MN||H87C9||87 day||2020||Grain||195 bu/ac||15.00%|
|MN||H97C9||97 day||2019||Grain||150 bu/ac|
|MN||H98SC9||98 day||2020||Silage||32 ton/ac||15 ft tall w/ zero snap|
|MN||H98SC9||98 day||2020||Grain||220 bu/ac||According to insurance company - was cut for silage|
|NC||H113C||113 day||2020||Grain||120 bu/ac||Pleased with it|
|NC||H117SC9||117 day||2019||Grain||100 bu/ac||Made about 100 bushels. Which doesn’t sound good until you look at the triple stack Pioneer right beside it that made 80.|
|ND||H87C9||87 day||2020||Grain||108 bu/ac|
|NE||H97C9||97 day||2020||Grain||162.56 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||18.2||50.5 lb|
|NE||H97C9||97 day||2020||Grain||203.68 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||19.3||58.4 lb|
|NE||H97C9||97 day||2019||Grain||160 bu/ac||Dryland|
|NE||H103C9||103 day||2019||Grain||170-180 bu/ac||Dryland|
|NE||H104SC||104 day||2020||Grain||191.87 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||19.8||57.7 lb|
|NE||H104SC||104 day||2020||Grain||130-150 bu/ac||Chopped for silage & grain. Was pleased|
|NE||H104SC||104 day||2020||Grain||166.35 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||19.9||58.8 lb|
|NE||H105C9||105 day||2020||Grain||243.94 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||19.6||57.7 lb|
|NE||H105C9||105 day||2020||Grain||276.52 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||19.4||59.7 lb|
|NE||H109SC||109 day||2020||Grain||278.88 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||17.6||55.2 lb|
|NE||H109SC||109 day||2020||Grain||240s bu/ac||Irrigated Ground||59.4 lb||"put an extra $53/acre back in my pocket from seed savings per acre!"|
|NE||H109SC||109 day||2020||Grain||259.69 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||19.7||56.6 lb|
|NE||H112C||112 day||2020||Grain||185.37 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||18.8||55.4 lb|
|NE||H112C||112 day||2020||Grain||291.36 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||15.9||55.4 lb|
|NE||H113C||113 day||2020||Grain||245.93 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||15.7||55.4 lb|
|NE||H113C||113 day||2020||Grain||215.23 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||16.6||59.4 lb|
|NE||H114C||114 day||2020||Grain||230.45 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||18.6||59.5 lb|
|NE||H114C||114 day||2020||Silage||26.6 ton/ac||Irrigated Ground|
|NE||H114C||114 day||2020||Grain||274 bu/ac||Irrigated Ground||15.80%||61.4 lb||"It by far exceeded our expectations by 30-40 bushel!"|
|NE||H114C||114 day||2020||Grain||303.9 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||18.4||58 lb|
|NE||H117SC9||117 day||2020||Grain||196.57 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||18.8||55.4 lb|
|NE||H117SC9||117 day||2019||Grain||198 bu/ac||27K final stand. Dryland. Top yielding irrigated hybrid on the farm did 202 bu/acre for comparison. The $85 bag out-yielded the seed that would have cost me $285. It’s very good corn priced very cheap|
|NE||H117SC9||117 day||2020||Grain||200.86 bu/ac||Irrigated, 34k plant pop||18.2||50.5 lb|
|NY||H80C||80 day||2020||Grain||170-180 bu/ac||Organic||30-45 bu/acre more than competitor|
|NY||H104SC||104 day||2020||Silage||20 ton/ac||Did just as good $300/bag corn|
|OH||H97C9||97 day||2020||Silage||25 ton/ac|
|OH||H97C9||97 day||2020||Grain||175 bu/ac|
|OH||H109SC||109 day||2020||Silage||25 ton/ac|
|OH||H113C||113 day||2020||Grain||142 bu/ac||2 bu off top hybrid in plot|
|OR||H90C||90 day||2020||Grain||155 bu/ac||Thought it was short on late season N. Only was able to put 100 lb. N/acre|
|PA||H87C9||87 day||2020||Grain||150 bu/ac|
|PA||H90C||90 day||2020||Grain||150 bu/ac||56 lb|
|PA||H98SC9||98 day||2020||Grain||130 bu/ac||Dryland starter only|
|PA||H98SC9||98 day||2020||Silage||20 ton/ac||Did well on non weedy half|
|PA||H98SC9||98 day||2020||Silage||24/28 ton/ac||Good tonnage|
|PA||H117SC9||117 day||2020||Grain||120 bu/ac||Thought it was one of the best hybrids he has seen in awhile due to drought tolerance|
|SD||H90C||90 day||2020||Grain||150 bu/ac|
|SD||H97C9||97 day||2019||Grain||159 bu/ac||31k Plant Pop|
|SD||H114C||114 day||2020||Grain||190 bu/ac||Not a perfect year, but still performed very well for us|
|TN||H117SC9||117 day||2020||Grain||5-10% better than $250/bag (RR)|
|UT||H109SC||109 day||2020||Silage||26.3 ton/ac||“It completely paid off, and it did great for me,”|
|UT||H114C||114 day||2020||Silage||28.2 ton/ac||Weight difference had even his neighbors asking questions.|
|WI||H97C9||97 day||2019||Grain||160 bu/ac||28k Plant Pop|
|WI||H117SC9||117 day||2019||Silage||30 ton/ac|
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NC State Trial for H117SC9
179.4 bu/acre @ Beaufort location at 32k plant population.