W6480

109 RM

W6480 Overview

  • Outstanding top-end yields, even under stress conditions
  • A solid agronomic package adds to excellent yield stability
  • Showy plant with durable stalks and roots through late season
  • High green snap resistance
W6480 overview chart

Grain Characterization

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

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None Applicable

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Placement/Management

Performs admirably on light to heavy soils. Responds to higher populations. Good corn-on-corn choice, especially with a fungicide treatment. Makes a good early hybrid in Zone 4 and northern 5.

  • Rotation or following corn
  • Conventional or no-till
  • Medium-high to high populations
W6480 placement zone map

Soil Adaptability

Rating Soil Category
E
Light Soils

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

E
Medium Soils

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

E
Heavy Soils

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

VG
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 E, 2660
Days to Pollination 76
GDUs to Pollination A, 1360
Early Vigor 8
Early Canopy -
Plant Height M
Stalk Strength 6
Root Strength 7
Green Snap Resistance 8
Drought Tolerance 8
Staygreen 7

Ear/Grain Characteristics

Ear Flex SD
Ear Length 7
Ear Height M
Kernel Rows 16-18
Test Weight 7
Drydown 8

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 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