Corn/Maize Hybrid Tolerance VS Resistance
In this two-part series, Dr. David Benson, product & research expert at Big Cob Hybrids, discusses hybrid tolerance versus resistance in corn/maize seed products.
VIDEO #1: When developing winning commercial corn/maize products, Dr. Benson explains that they must be above average in performance when under harsh periods of environmental abiotic (non-living) stress. In the Western Corn-belt of the U.S., the two main abiotic stress traits are for drought tolerance and and green snap tolerance.
In part 2 of his discussion about Corn Hybrid Tolerance versus Resistance, Dr. David Benson discusses how commercially successful corn hybrids must first be the highest performing for grain yield and dry down, but must also be able to demonstrate a rubber band-type tolerance response to adapt and overcome biotic factors such as fungi, bacteria, virus, and insects in your target environment.
We are excited to start sharing Dr. Dave’s 40+ years of plant breeding & research knowledge with our growers. Stay tuned… more videos from Dr. Dave to come!
For more information about Big Cob Hybrids’ mission to provide the highest quality seed available and guide farmers towards maximum yields and reduced anxiety at planting time, visit www.bigcob.com or call (402) 641-5014.