2023 MN Drought Stress
National brand corn hybrids often exhibit signs of drought stress long before BASS Durayield hybrids do in dry conditions. BASS hybrids still need water, but Durayield hybrids can get you an extra 7-10 days before showing signs stress. That’s extra time to wait for the next rain.
Durayield Roots under CRW pressure
Durayield native insect tolerance includes below ground insect tolerance. Jessica’s roots (on the left left) vs the roots a fully GMO-traited corn hybrid (includes CRW traits!) in a corn on corn rotation without insecticide.
Durayield Breeding vs Standard Industry Breeding
A comparison of a Durayield-developed hybrid (Nova) vs a hybrid developed using current industry breeding methods (not a Durayield product). Photo taken in Minot, ND in 2021.
National Brand vs Durayield Under Drought Stress
Two hybrids of the same maturity (104 day) grown in Dawson, MN in 2020. This photo was taken in early September. BASS Durayield hybrids have better drought tolerance and staygreen in hot, dry conditions.
2021 Olivia MN Drought Stress
National Brand vs BASS Hybrids under drought stress. This BASS hybrid (Madeline) is not even a Durayield product! Even the hybrids we do not label as Durayield are generally tougher than other products of the same maturities, even those hybrids released by the big name, national brand companies with all the bells and whistles. And BASS products still yield the same or higher in the absence of stress.
Drought in Gettysburg, SD 2021
BASS Durayield hybrid Queen (RM 95) next to a national brand hybrid (RM 97) during a dry year in Gettysburg. This was taken in late August. The Durayield corn stays greener longer under hot, dry conditions.
July 2020 Drought Stress
National Brand vs Durayield under severe drought stress. Durayield hybrids are more tolerant to drought and heat stress than big national brand hybrids.
Some of the characteristics that Durayield products have are wide leaves and lots of roots.
Bird Island Yield Trials – 2020
Aerial photo of our 2020 Bird Island yield trial location, which was dry. The browner plots are the repeating check hybrid (control) we use as a yield and phenotypic measure. This check hybrid was developed using industry standard breeding methods. The remaining hybrids are our first year screening trials of hybrids developed using BASS breeding methods.