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Short stature corn at its full height

Agri-Pulse reports:

Seed giant Bayer plans to make short stature corn hybrids broadly available in 2024, allowing growers to apply nutrients and crop protection chemicals more precisely.

The plant, which is being used in Mexico, improves standability, allowing the corn to better withstand windy conditions, and includes better green snap and stalk lodging tolerance, the company said Thursday in a review of its R&D pipeline.

The corn (shown above in Bayer photo), which is about one-third shorter than standard-height hybrids, also has a deeper root system, helping tolerate drier conditions and potentially sequestering more carbon. About 150 farmers in the U.S. will test the product out next season.

In addition: Bayer said new versions of its Bollgard cotton and Intact soybeans are in development, and said farmers are using its Climate FieldView data platform across 180 million acres in 23 countries, contributing to the "the largest database of grower and field trial seed performance data in the industry."

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