Wyffels Hybrids Releases New Corn Hybrids for 2012 Planting Season

GENESEO, Ill. (Feb. 15, 2011)– Corn growers in Illinois, Iowa and surrounding areas can take advantage of the latest advancements in corn genetics and technology with Wyffels Hybrids. The company recently rolled out nine new hybrid families for 2012.

The new products include conventional hybrids, as well as hybrids featuring Genuity® VT Double PRO™, Genuity® VT Triple PRO™, Agrisure® GT/CB/LL, Herculex® 1 and Roundup Ready® Corn 2 trait packages. Together with the existing Wyffels Hybrids product lineup, these new products represent one of the most comprehensive trait and technology offerings in the seed corn market. Customers will find all of these technology options in new, advanced genetics.

“We continually focus on improving our genetics in each new class of elite hybrids we develop,” said Fritz Behr, vice president of research at Wyffels Hybrids. “In multiple years of testing, these new hybrids have proven they perform ‑ with improved yield potential, excellent standability, stalk and root strength and consistency in diverse conditions and environments. We are committed to bringing our customers seed solutions that can help their operations be more profitable, and that are among the most advanced on the market today.”

New for 2012 ‑ Early-season hybrids:


W1687(96 RM, Genuity VT Triple PRO)

·         Yield leader in early season maturity range, even in heat-stressed environments

·         Impressive, reliable drydown with excellent results in medium to heavy soils

·         Extremely early flowering

·         Outstanding intactness and standability

W1917(98 RM, Genuity VT Triple PRO)

·         Top-end yields with exceptional root and stalk strength

·         Performs well with high plant populations on high-performing soils

·         Solid leaf disease and stress tolerance

·         Trait option in same genetics, W1912 (97 RM) with Roundup Ready Corn 2

W3127(103 RM, Genuity VT Triple PRO)

·         Consistent high yield potential

·         Widely adapted across environments and soil types

·         Early flowering spreads pollination risks

·         Excellent stalk, root and plant integrity

Mid-season hybrids:

W4267(105 RM, Genuity VT Triple PRO)

·         High yield potential with exceptional test weight and grain quality

·         Outstanding drydown for excellent yield-to-moisture ratios

·         Performs well across environments including light soils

·         Excellent green snap resistance

W7213(111 RM, Agrisure GT/CB/LL)

·         Stable, high-yield performance across environments

·         Handles heat stress and tough soils

·         Good late-season intactness

·         Genetics available in conventional W7210 (110 RM)

W7477(112 RM, Genuity VT Triple PRO)

·         Excellent combination of high yields and top agronomics

·         Handles heat stress and tough soils

·         High disease tolerance ratings

·         Genetics available with VT Double PRO trait platform, in W7476 (112 RM)

W7800 (112 RM, conventional)

·         High yields and impressive test weight

·         Excellent late-season standability and appearance

·         Well suited to tough, lighter soils

·         Exceptional drought and heat tolerance

Late-season hybrids:

W7997 (113 RM, Genuity VT Triple PRO)

·         Extreme top-end yields when well-managed on highly-productive acres

·         Consistently out-yields late-season competitive standards

·          Medium-sized plant with deep kernels on girthy ears

·         Goss’ wilt tolerance

W8125(114 RM, Herculex 1, LibertyLink)

·         Stable, highly-competitive yields

·         Well-adapted across soil types

·         Handles heat stress well

·         Excellent late-season plant health and standability