97 RM

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W1698RIB Overview

  • Outstanding yield potential across soil types
  • Very strong roots
  • Early grain set-up with fast drydown
  • Responds well to higher plant populations

Grain Characterization

Laboratory-identified grain trait(s) for this hybrid family.


None Applicable

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Package with any other Wyffels hybrid for a diverse genetic package. Push populations for best yield. Excellent choice for all soil types.

  • Rotation or following corn
  • Conventional or no-till
  • Medium to medium-high populations
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Soil Adaptability

Rating Soil Category
Light Soils

LOW CEC (<10); OM <1.5%; low water-holding capacity; non-irrigated sand; marginal productivity; drought prone.

Medium Soils

CEC 11–18; OM 1.5-3.5%; well-drained; silt loam; high productivity.

Heavy Soils

High CEC (>18); OM >3.5%; poorly-drained; high clay content; gumbo; muck.

Poorly-Drained Soils

Soils that have the potential to remain saturated for prolonged periods; side hill seeps; gumbo muck.

Plant Physiology and Health

Trait(s) SS
GDUs To Black Layer E, 2450
Days to Pollination 69
GDUs to Pollination E, 1240
Early Vigor 8
Early Canopy
Plant Height MT
Stalk Strength 7
Root Strength 8
Green Snap Resistance 7
Drought Tolerance 7
Staygreen 7

Ear/Grain Characteristics

Ear Flex SD
Ear Length 7
Ear Height MH
Kernel Rows 16-18
Test Weight 7
Drydown 9

Pest/Disease Ratings

Goss' Wilt Tolerance 6
Gray Leaf Spot Tolerance 6
NLB, Race O, Tolerance 7
Stewarts Leaf Blight Tolerance
Anthracnose Tolerance 7

Placement Considerations

Continuous Corn HR
Rimsulfuron Tolerance C

Numerical ratings are based on comparisons among Wyffels hybrids of like maturity where 1 = Low, 5 = Avg, and 9 = High expressions of a trait