Dutchess (RM 108)

Very good dual purpose choice!
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Dutchess is a crazy tough hybrid on pivot corners.  It raised 130-150 bu corn where other corn died in 2021.  Very tall and leafy for silage.  Deep orange square wedge kernel on a 10-12” long ear with 18-22 kernels around.  Tall, robust, giant.  Thick circular stalk, heavy shank, excellent disease package, and strong pollen shed.  Do not overplant.  For grain use, keep populations lower.  #1 stress corn on dryland for NE and SD (14,000-22,000 ppa is optimal).  Dutchess is great for irrigated ground with low capacity wells at 26-28,000 ppa because of its giant root mass and ability to take a beating through hot summers.  Avoid heavy tight clays; keep on light and medium soils.  Do not plan on an early harvest; big flex ears will hold moisture.  Black layers early.  Good for silage and grain. 

Pairs well with Xena (RM 105), Dusty (RM 106), and Jessica (RM 110).