Fresh Hybrids for 10
Editors Note: The following listings consist of hybrids that are new for 2010 planting or were available in only limited quantities for 2009. Each company obviously has additional varieties for sale as well as those listed here. For more details, visit the listed websites or contact your local seed company representative.
The hybrid descriptions were provided by the seed companies.
Note: Not every company provided listings of their new hybrids in time to meet our printing deadline. Such listings may appear in our January issue.
CHS Sunflower is introducing Royal Hybrid 316 RT for 2010 planting. It is a single-cross, rust-resistant, XL-type confection hybrid.
Croplans 179 is a 98-day maturity confection with very large seed size. It has better than average test weight and very attractive color and striping. The 179 will produce seed that will be accepted by the confection processors.
306 DMR,NS is an 88-day maturity mid-oleic hybrid that has been an excellent producer in trials from Canada to the High Plains. It is a NuSun hybrid with excellent yield potential and very good oil content. It also is resistant to all prevalent U.S. races of downy mildew. This hybrid is approximately two days earlier than 803 and has higher yield and oil content.
460 E,NS is approved for the DuPont ExpressSun trait system with Express herbicide with TotalSol soluble granules. This is a 97-day NuSun hybrid with very strong roots and stalks. Given its combined oil content and yield potential, along with the new weed control practice, this is one hybrid you need to get on your farm. The 460 had similar oil per acre to 3080 in the past two years trials.
555 CL,DMR,NS is a 94-day NuSun hybrid with outstanding oil content and yield potential. This is our first Clearfield hybrid in this maturity that is resistant to all prevalent U.S races of downy mildew. It also is resistant to the new downy mildew strain found in 2009. This hybrid has very good late-season plant health, with a distinct yellow color at maturity.
Dahlgren & Company brand sunflower seed will be offering producers a Clearfield version of the industrys top-yielding confection variety Dahlgren 9530. Contact your Dahlgren field rep early for best availability. The 95EXCL-Clearfield version of 9530 combines uniform bloom, drydown and excellent yield with Clearfield herbicide tolerance traits.
4416CL is an early maturing Clearfield NuSun variety with excellent uniformity and seedling vigor. This NuSun hulling variety gives growers additional marketing options. Very limited quantities are available for 2010.
9579 is a new single-cross XL confection variety best adapted to western North Dakota and South Dakota. This hybrid offers uniform plant height and bloom for easier insect control.
All Dahlgren XL varieties are available with a total production contract.
8N358CLDM is Mycogen Seeds best oil content NuSunฎ hybrid in the Clearfield family; also carries genetic resistance to downy mildew. It is a mid-season, medium-height hybrid with good drydown characteristics. This hybrid is suitable for northern planting areas with shorter growing seasons.
8N270CLDM, Mycogens earliest Clearfield hybrid, also carries genetic resistance to downy mildew. It will have very similar appearance, yield and plant health to 8N270. It tends to flower a day earlier than 8N270 and is 0.5 percentage unit higher in oil. Root and stalk lodging are similar to 8N270. This product will work very well in the NuSun oil, birdfood and hulling markets.
8N433DM is a full-season downy mildew-resistant hybrid. It is medium-tall with an excellent tolerance to root lodging. 8N433DM has very good oil content and a solid NuSun oil profile (oleic acid levels in the mid-60s).
8H288CLDM is an early maturing high-oleic hybrid offering Clearfield herbicide technology and genetic resistance to downy mildew. This hybrid has medium-short plants that produce good yields of very high oil content seed. It will have superior drydown characteristics.
8H449CLDM is a Clearfield version of 8H449DM. Developed for use with the Clearfield production system, it continues to provide genetic resistance to downy mildew. It is a mid- to late high-oleic hybrid with excellent oil content and very high oleic acid levels.
8H419CLDM is a downy mildew-resistant version of 8H419CL. This hybrid combines genetic resistance to all known U.S. downy mildew races with Clearfield herbicide technology. It is a medium full-season hybrid and is widely adapted when planted in a timely manner.
With 8466 NS/CL, Pannar introduces another NuSun hybrid to its lineup. Medium in both height and relative maturity, this sunflower uses the Clearfield
technology. Offering excellent root and stalk strength and above-average oil content, 8466 NS/CL has good yield potential.
Proseed is introducing three new hybrids for the 2010 season:
CL 7001 is a mid-maturity NuSun variety with Clearfield technology. It produces larger kernels, so hulling contracts are available.
CL 9001 is an early maturing NuSun hybrid with Clearfield technology. It is a good yielder, with hulling contracts available.
E-8 DMR is a NuSun hybrid with excellent yield potential. Hulling contracts are available.
Rhino is a medium-maturing, modified single-cross hybrid with good standability. It is best adapted to western North Dakota, South Dakota and the High Plains states of Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Texas. Rhino produces a very high percentage of seed over a 22 and 24/64 round hole screen. It features top-end yield potential, very large, long, dark seed, and uniform plant height and flowering.
Cobra is a medium-early maturity NuSun hybrid with Express herbicide tolerance. This uniform single-cross hybrid has improved oil content and excellent stalk and root strength. Cobra produces large seed suitable for the dehull, NuSun, and birdfood markets. It has outstanding late-season plant health.
Syngenta recently purchased the DEKALB sunflower assets for the U.S. market, and is pleased to present a full portfolio of sunflower products for the U.S. sunflower producer. Numbered hybrids familiar in the market will be available through NK, Garst and Golden Harvest dealers. Featured Syngenta sunflower products include:
3433 NS/DM is an early season NuSun (95-day relative maturity) with resistance to known races of downy mildew. It has an outstanding performance history, including being the top-yielding hybrid in the 2009 university trials at Hettinger, N.D., at 2,814 lbs/ac.
3480 NS/CL/DM is an early season NuSun and Clearfield (95-day RM) with resistance to known races of downy mildew. One of the earliest Clearfield hybrids, it has excellent oil content and yield for maturity.
3980 NS/CL is a medium-season (97-day RM) NuSun/Clearfield hybrid with excellent early season vigor. It is well adapted across North Dakota, South Dakota and the High Plains.
4651 NS is a medium-season (97-day RM), NuSun hybrid with excellent yield potential for the Dakotas and the High Plains.
3731 NS is a medium-season (100-day RM), elite NuSun hybrid with outstanding multi-year performance history and yield stability. It performs well from southern North Dakota across South Dakota and throughout the High Plains.
3732 NS is a medium-season (100-day RM) elite NuSun hybrid with outstanding multi-year performance history and yield stability. A companion hybrid to 3731 NS, it performs well from southern North Dakota across South Dakota and throughout the High Plains.
3875 NS is a medium-/full-season (102-day RM) Nusun hybrid. It generates excellent performance across South Dakota, where 3875 has been grown for many years. Performs well from southern North Dakota across South Dakota and throughout the High Plains.
3845 HO is a medium-/full-season (105-day RM) high-oleic hybrid. Producing strong oleic levels desired for the high-oleic market, it is an attractive hybrid with strong performance from southern North Dakota across South Dakota and throughout the High Plains.
Triumphs new product introductions for the 2010 planting season include:
s655 A short-stature NuSun variety with resistance to downy mildew. It is the shortest and features the most upright head angle of the short-stature hybrids. It also has faster maturity for later planting or for northern markets.
s668 A NuSun short-stature hybrid offering outstanding yields and excellent response to high inputs. It has unsurpassed rust tolerance and great overall health and standability.
s680CL This hybrid is the industrys first short-stature NuSun variety with Clearfield technology. It has excellent rust tolerance and great overall health and standability.
s870HCL Combines unique short plant height with good harvestability. This high-oleic Clearfield hybrid has outstanding rust tolerance.
768 A confection sunflower hybrid with improved seed length, good color characteristics, and good standability and uniformity.
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