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(edited) Agronomy

How does FBN stack up against the competition? Here is our on farm results.

This on farm variety trial was planted April 23 and harvested Sept. 8th. Soil tests revealed a pH of 5.8-6 with phosphorus levels in the very high range due to previous applications of chicken litter. Potassium levels where adequate but called for 60lb for maintenance. Calcium was also very high. A 200 bushel yield goal was used across all hybrids.

Fertilizer applied was 3 gallon of Nachurs triple option in furrow, Envita at 3oz/ac with in furrow, 10 gallon of 32% with burndown, 40 gallon of 28% split at V4 and V6, gallon of 10% Boron.

Chemicals used where paraquat to kill rye cover crop, Atrazine, and Laudis. Approach Prima fungicide was flown on by helicopter at tassel. I’ll note here that there was no need to use glyphosate in the post emerge due to cover crop suppression.

Stalk quality (I’ll only speak of FBN varieties)

MBZ-T090- thinner stalk with a decent late season intactness, but very brittle and created a decent amount of MOG through the machine.

MBZ-D120- by far the best quality stalk out of all the hybrids. Large and well braced with some triple brace roots out of the lower nodes. Very little MOG.

MBZ-L149- good stalk quality with some great intactness. Inconsistent in the drier areas but overall a better stalk over 090.

MBZ-T159- large stalk and has been consistent the past two years on our farm. Has a few issues popping off halfway while harvesting in the drier areas. Much like the 149.

MBZ-T179- not impressed at all. Weak stalks and tons of MOG in the machine. Would like to try in a plot with a higher level of potash to see if there are any improvements.

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    How does FBN stack up against the competition? Here is our on farm results.

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

Planted a couple FBN numbers last year and the D120 was good and right up there to the Dekalb I planted. The T090 was terrible. It was ove...

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Verified FBN Member (AL)

We rarely plant a fixed ear hybrid here, but I wanted to see how well it would do as an early option. From experience a 80 and 90 day corn d...

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Verified FBN Member (MO)

Like your results

Verified FBN Member (KY)

Thank you for these results. It’s been hard to find these types of trials to compare the FBN stuff.

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Verified FBN Member (AL)

I'm really surprised to see 67-44 close to the bottom, it's been our best hybrid the last 2 years here. NW Alabama

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Verified FBN Member (AL)

I was surprised as well. The pioneer 1870 was the most disappointing, but it was also bad in 2019 on this same field. The D120 was really im...

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Verified FBN Member (WI)

the T090 was horrible only yeilded 145 on ground that the prior year had 227 bu lg 5470

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Verified FBN Member (AL)

What population did you have it at? It being a fixed ear makes it very finicky, but I’m shying away from it as well. Not a big fit for our c...

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