New method of identifying sweet corn hybrids for increased yield and profit

Corn hybrids with improved tolerance to crowding stress, grown at higher plant populations than their predecessors, have been a driver of rising field corn yields in recent decades. Large differences in crowding stress tolerance (CST) recently reported among popular sweet corn processing hybrids has growers and processors wondering if newly emerging hybrids also offer improved CST. A recent study identifies a more efficient method for comparing and identifying processing sweet corn hybrids for CST. —> Read More