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The purpose of this project was to demonstrate varietal response to population and genetic response to fungicide application and to determine if ROI increases when populations are increased and a fungicide is applied.

Bt resistant CRW has resulted in measurable yield loss and has triggered an urgent call for farmers to implement management strategies regarding the utilization of Bt proteins. 

Corn yield is effected at different stages throughout the growing season. Plant population is determined at planting, then ears per plant, kernels per row per ear, kernel length and kernel weight are determined throughout the growing season based on growing conditions and management.
Optimal planting population is influenced by a number of different factors. Typical planting populations in the area range from 30, 000 to 35, 000 seeds per acre. In this trial, five PRIDE Seeds hybrids are considered and evaluated at 4 different populations. 

Understanding the incidence and severity of disease pressure is important to differentiate tolerance of hybrids. Diverse genetics can be placed and managed to reduce risk of yield loss associated with disease pressure. A look at inbred line tolerance to various diseases 

The purpose of this special project was to evaluate corn silage yield and quality when different hybrid types (silage specific (SS) and dual purpose (DP)) are planted at different populations.