Modern Hybrid Corn Demonstrates Higher Yields in Ohio


In Ohio, Harold Watters, an Ohio State University Extension Field Agronomist, conducted a study comparing the yields on three different corn seed varieties. His goal was to determine which seed produced the best yields and see if the more expensive modern hybrid corn varieties are really worth the higher cost. The study concluded the modern hybrid SC11AQ15 out-performed the modern open pollinated seed Trucker’s Favorite Yellow, as well as the old open pollinated seed Reid’s Yellow Dent by about 100 bushels per acre. Watters showed, in this instance, that the pricier modern hybrid corn seeds do fare better than the old ones in terms of higher yields.