PIONEER HI-BRED, a DuPont company, will soon come out with two new corn hybrids that will not easily lodge because of superior stalk strength, at the same time giving high yields. These are P3990YR
and P4097YR, both of which were tried and tested to have strong stalks and stalk rot tolerance. P3990YR has one of the most durable stalks and is resistant to vivipary or the germination of the kernels while in the field. On the other hand, P4097YR (in photo) can tolerate strong winds like those prevalent in Central Luzon. Read more about these hybrids in the column of Alan Nieves in the August issue of Agriculture Magazine.