The Next Evolution Of Corn Production

The Smart Corn System from Bayer and the introduction of short stature corn hybrids through ​​breeding innovations will mark a transformation in how corn is produced. This innovation has the potential to be a game changer and will help farmers manage risks and unlock yield potential in the face of ever-shifting challenges.

1 Features & Benefits

 
Helping You Aim High

At the heart of the Smart Corn System are short stature corn hybrids that are designed to P.A.Y. farmers back by delivering:

 
  • Protection
    Protection from crop yield loss due to increased lodging and greensnap tolerance in high winds and challenging weather conditions.
 
  • Access
    Access all season long for more timely, precise application of crop protection and other inputs with standard ground equipment.
 
  • Yield Potential
    Yield potential through increased opportunity to optimize crop inputs, planting densities and field placement.
 
Traditional corn hybrids typically grow between 9-12 feet. Short stature corn hybrid plant height is less than or equal to 7 ft Traditional corn hybrids typically grow between 9-12 feet. Short stature corn hybrid plant height is less than or equal to 7 fee  
Standing Tall Against Challenges

Corn farmers face many hurdles, including pressure from weeds, insects, diseases, and unpredictable weather conditions that have increased in frequency and severity. How do you deal with these oversized challenges? With short stature corn features that add up to big benefits.

  • ​The target plant height of short stature corn hybrids will be ≤ 7 feet versus 9-12 feet for a traditional corn hybrid.
  • Shorter height allows for more flexible timing and the ability to use ground application of other crop inputs, like fungicides, insecticides and nitrogen.
  • Target ear height will be ≥ 2 feet to maintain compatibility with standard ground equipment.
  • Ear size is similar to that of current corn hybrids.
  • Due to improved plant standability, they will allow farmers to explore higher planting densities, providing the potential to produce more on every acre.