Hybrid Selection & Genetics

Hybrid selection is one of the most important factors to understand and consider each growing season. In this topic you will find information addressing how to properly select hybrids based on criteria such as yield, profitability, and risk management. Resources are also listed which address the incorporation of genetic traits that cause plant resistance towards certain insects and herbicides.

Extension Newsletter Articles

Compliance or complacency: Corn producers and Bt refuge (2010)
How many corn traits do you need? (2010)
Choosing corn hybrids
What to consider with early seed discounts

Extension Publications

Using corn hybrid yield data to improve selection of rapidly changing hybrids (UNL)

Photograph of corn

Related Websites

Hybrid Selection & Genetics Images
ISU Crop Testing Program
ISU Office of Biotechnology
Germplasm Enhancement of Maize
North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station
Corn breeding: Lessons From the Past (UNL)
Corn breeding: Types of Cultivars (UNL)

Encyclopedia Article
Iowa State University Agronomy Extension Corn Production