Verified FBN Member (MD)

Agronomy

You want to know if FBN seed is worth planting.

F2F2 GS448 Treated. Planted on May 17 2020 into standing cover crop wheat at a population of 109,000. June and July were very hot with minimal rain until August. This is just one plant.

You want to know if FBN seed is worth planting.

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Verified FBN Member (TX)

Whats a good seed corn for south western Kanas

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

Looking for conventional and stacked. Looking at 4.2 to 4.7 for beans.

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

Could anyone tell me what would be good corn and bean numbers for southern Illinois south of Interstate 64. Marginal land at best.

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

You looking for conventional corn or stacked? They had some good RR soybeans 4.4 that look really good on my timber soil. They have some new Enlist beans coming out for next year too.


Verified FBN Member

Been awful dry here in NW Ohio also. We planted nearly everything in FBN corn and beans (first time trying FBN seed). I am impressed how it looks for the conditions. I see a lot (not all) of our beans look similar to this.

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

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We have FBN corn side by side with Dekalb. It’s not harvested yet but it looks impressive.

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Verified FBN Member (CO)

Dry and streaky rains here in SE CO. We planted 100% FBN corn this year, where it rained it’s gonna yield well. Where it didn’t it doesn’t look any worse than the neighbors Dekalb, Channel, or other brands. I’ve got a neighbor that did a mega plot with FBN and other brands in it, it’s right on the edge of the rains so I’m looking forward to see how it turns out.

Not saying FBN is the best corn se...

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Verified FBN Member (CO)

Nope it’s not


Dry year here. The dekalb will make grain and the FBN will not.

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Verified FBN Member (IA)

I could take a picture like that in many of my fields this year and it would all be the same hybrid, totally dependand on the subsoils ability to hold moisture, cause it didn't come from the sky this year. And it would appear it's just that sharp of a contrast too.

Verified FBN Member (CO)

*********** that was our thoughts too for going all FBN this year. Planted a quarter to one of their $99/bag conventional corn hybrids, thankfully it was in a rainy streak but the ROI on that field will be pretty high.

Verified FBN Member (AL)

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I planted the 80 and averaged 135. That’s excellent for north Alabama with an early variety. The 115 day is being harvested now and is doing 150-225. The 109 day planted in June is showing out nicely. All varieties received stress at pollination and grain fill. I am very satisfied with the decision to go all FBN. It’s not Pioneer 1847 but it’s worth the savings for my operation. A $300 bag of corn...

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Verified FBN Member (CO)

That’s pretty telling for sure. Are they both traited the same? I’m assuming the Dekalb is a 93 day as well? PGS has a 93 day (4393?) that has been the best sub 100 day corn I’ve seen work down here.


Verified FBN Member (WI)

2.2 FBN vs LG 1.4. All beans were belly button high until the drought hit a month ago. Spent 2x the money for the LG from local ag supplier. Lg’s are now dead, FBN are still doing ok.

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

That’s like saying a 9620RX out pulled a 4020

Verified FBN Member (IA)

It also has a high level of determince vs indeterminince in the background of the breeding... a full maturity group apart each variety dealt with stress at different times in the season leading to the results you see now.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

Relative maturity. It’s like comparing 103 day corn to 113 day corn. When planted the same day, the 103 corn will mature before 113 day corn. Not fair to compare such different **.

Verified FBN Member (WI)

So 1.4’s are automatically supposed to die when a drought comes along but 2.2’s don’t? They didn’t mature but wilted and died. There is only 1-2 beans in each pod and they’re the size of a pin head. Not trying to start a fight. Don’t understand why it’s such a terrible comparison tho. Premature death and maturity are two different things

Verified FBN Member (IA)

This is stupid. Plant 2.2 next to 2.2 and then post? Should be deleted.

Verified FBN Member (MN)

Not a real fair comparison.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

1.4 will always die before 2.2.


Verified FBN Member (AL)

I have the same results planted in late June and they have been through a rough time.

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Verified FBN Member (MD)

FBN treated soybeans look better than my $65 a unit asgrow treated soybeans.