Published on Monday, May 14, 2018
With all the rain we have had in our area and more in the forecast, I know there have been some concerns about switching to earlier maturity hybrids. I have put together a quick summary of everything you need to know if your considering making the switch.
Know Before You Switch Maturity – Quick Facts
Hybrids mature faster with fewer GDU’s when planted after the first of May.
So You Have Decided To Switch Hybrids? Here is What You Need To Know
Click here to access the University of Illinois' tool* to calculate hybrid maturity based on planting date for your local area.
I have also included a tutorial video on how to use this tool below!
If you have any remaining questions, please reach out to our team of Beck’s representatives who are happy to work with you make the best decision for your operation.
Have a great week!
Eric Wilson | Field Agronomist
Disclaimer* This tool does not account for the reduction in GDU’s after May 1 and needs to be manually adjusted within the tool to compensate.
*XL® is a registered trademark of Pioneer. XL® brand seed is distributed by Beck’s Superior Hybrids, Inc.
Author: Eric Wilson
Categories: Agronomy, N Iowa, Minnesota
Tags: Agronomy, Iowa Agronomy, GDUS, Minnesota Agronomy, Eric Wilson, Late-Maturity Hybrids, late planting