Agronomy Blog

New Corn Products for 2018 Planting

by Mark Seem | Jul 23, 2017

LG Seeds has announced new corn products that will be available for sale in 2017-2018 for planting in the spring of 2018. More information can be found in the 2018 Seed Guide, on the LG Seeds WEB site or by contacting an LG Seeds District Sales Manager or a LG Seeds Dealer.

LG5370 brand matures at 85 days and is available as Genuity® VT Double Pro®, has high yield potential and is of medium stature with great eye appeal. Good ear flex and girth is noted, providing flexibility in populations. Plants have great late season appearance and good staygreen. Good standability and greensnap tolerance. Best performance is in its adapted zone.

A conventional non-GMO version of LG5375 brand has been released to compliment this outstanding product at 87 day maturity.

A Genuity® SmartStax® option has been added to LG5410 brand, which at 92 days has shown very high yield potential as a Genuity® VT Double Pro®. LG5410 brand has strong Goss’s wilt tolerance, good ear flex and superior greensnap tolerance, excels at medium-to-higher populations and benefits from higher N rates.

LG5420 brand is a widely adapted stable product with protection against above ground insect pests with the Agrisure® 3220A trait, having high yield potential and is medium tall with higher ear placement, and is a potential dual purpose product. Strong tolerance against Goss’s Wilt. Excellent standability and fall intactness. (The EZ-Refuge® will be glyphosate tolerant only)

LG5465 brand matures at 97 days and is available as Genuity® VT Double Pro®, and performs at a high level across soils, east to west, and adapts into varying populations with a good semi-flex girthy ear. Complete husk cover flares open at maturity. Overall a good disease profile. Strong agronomics – stalks, roots, emergence. Good southern adaptation.

LG5494 brand matures at 99 days and is available as Genuity® VT Double Pro®, handles tough, variable and ideal soils with good north to south adaptability. Semi-flex girthy ears handle varying populations. Excellent stalks – will tolerate moderate to high populations. Overall a very good disease profile including Goss’s protection. Dual purpose potential – grain or silage.

LG5505 brand at 101 days has a “long ear” style, top end yields and excellent test weight grain. Medium tall plants have an attractive appearance. Excellent stalks and roots with a very good disease profile including Goss’s protection. This product is available as both a Genuity® VT Double Pro® and a Genuity® SmartStax®.

LG5522 brand at 103 days, is now available as a Genuity® VT Double Pro®. LG5522 brand is the earliest “true” flex ear type, having high yield ability, strong agronomics, a great health package with solid disease ratings. Very highly rated for tolerance against Goss’s Wilt and is a silage proven product.

LG5525 brand matures at 105 days and is available as Genuity® VT Double Pro® handles tough, variable and ideal soils, with good north to south and east to west adaptability. Excellent test weight high quality grain is produced by medium tall plants. Overall a very good disease profile including superior Goss’s protection. Dual purpose potential – grain or silage. Responds well to higher populations and high management.

LG5530 brand matures at 106 days and is available as Genuity® VT Double Pro®, producing grain of high test weight and excellent quality from long slender ears. Medium tall plants handle all soils, with good northern movement. Best performance has been in the central and eastern Corn Belt. Overall a very good disease profile including excellent NCLB and average Goss’s protection. Responds well to higher populations and high management.

LG5552 brand matures at 110 days and is a Genuity® VT Double Pro®. It has consistently high yield potential with excellent early vigor and Goss’s Wilt tolerance. Great choice for no-till, strip-till and early plantings. Silage proven.

LG5590 brand is available as a Genuity® VT Double Pro®, matures at 110 days, and prefers variable-to-better corn yield environments with high management. Medium statured plants having good early vigor produce very girthy ears. Overall a very good disease profile including Goss’s, NCLB and GLS protection. Very high yield potential.

LG5606 brand is available as a Genuity® SmartStax®, matures at 111 days, has a very high yield potential, and produces high test weight grain from girthy ears. Performs best in variable-to-better corn yield environments and responds to populations. Overall a very good disease profile including Goss’s and SCLB protection. Expect a positive response to fungicides when planted in continuous corn. Plant stature would indicate possible use as a dual purpose product.

Building on the success of LG2602VT3PRIB, a Genuity® VT Double Pro® version has been released for planting in 2018. LG2602 brand, at 112 days maturity, has great stress tolerance, handles heat well, exhibits very good Goss's tolerance, and handles lower to medium populations well.

LG5616 brand, at 112 days maturity, performs well in all yield environments, with protection against above ground insect pests from the Agrisure® 3220 trait Very stable, furnishing top end yields of high test weight grain from big flex ears. Overall a very good disease profile including Goss’s and NCLB protection. Plant stature would indicate possible use as a dual purpose product. (The EZ-Refuge® will be both glyphosate and glufosinate tolerant)

LG5624 brand should be planted at higher populations for best results, is very stable, furnishing top end yields of high test weight grain from moderately sized ears. An excellent disease profile including superior Goss’s and NCLB protection. Late season health and staygreen can allow for a later harvest window. LG5624 matures in 113 days and is a Genuity® SmartStax®.

LG5651, a conventional non-GMO product at 113 days, has high test weights and Food Grade potential with hard endosperm grain. High yield potential, especially in the central and eastern corn belt. Very good disease profile including NCLB protection.

Note: The information in this issue is based upon field observations and third party information. Since variations in local conditions may affect the information and suggestions contained in this issue, LG Seeds disclaims legal responsibility therefore. Always read and follow label instructions.
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