Francesca is a high-yielding, solid product that works well in both low and high-yield environments. Moves north and south well, but keep east of Hwy 281. Requires more management (high fertility, fungicide applications), but you will see the ROI. Well suited to 20-22” rows and pushing populations. Is occasionally susceptible Goss’s Wilt: do not use following corn. Good option for grain, silage, and earlage. Requires a timely harvest as occasional crown root rot can show up. Kernels look flinty but do not hold moisture. One of the most consistent, high-yielding early hybrids with a proven track record.
Pairs well with Rosario (RM 81) and Nova (RM 86).