97 RM


W1850 Overview


  • Large, robust plant with great yield potential for the non-GMO market
  • First class Goss' wilt tolerance
  • Highly resistant to green snap
  • Fast drydown allows management for an early harvest
W1850 overview chart

Grain Characterization

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


Enhanced Feed Value

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Best performance when kept on well-drained soils in Zones 1 and 2. Manage for first half of harvest. Excellent option where Goss’ wilt is a concern.

  • Most suited for crop rotation
  • Conventional or no-till
  • Medium to high populations
W1850 placement zone map

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) CONV
GDUs To Black Layer A, 2515
Days to Pollination 73
GDUs to Pollination L, 1310
Early Vigor 9
Early Canopy
Plant Height MT
Stalk Strength 6
Root Strength 7
Green Snap Resistance 8
Drought Tolerance 8
Staygreen 6

Ear/Grain Characteristics

Ear Flex SF
Ear Length 7
Ear Height MH
Kernel Rows 18-20
Test Weight 6
Drydown 8

Pest/Disease Ratings

Goss' Wilt Tolerance 8
Gray Leaf Spot Tolerance 6
NLB, Race O, Tolerance 5
Stewarts Leaf Blight Tolerance
Anthracnose Tolerance 6

Placement Considerations

Continuous Corn
Rimsulfuron Tolerance N

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