De Dell adds to corn hybrid testing capacity

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De Dell Seeds has added equipment which increases its ability to test its non-GMO hybrids.

The New Holland CR9040 corn research combine allows De Dell to continue to expand its research. Over the last two years, the company has increased its corn testing by 30 per cent and this combine will allow it to continue to increase corn breeding and testing efforts.

In 2020, De Dell is testing about 1,500 unique corn hybrids, replicated at nine different locations in a wide range of maturities.

The combine is a split combine that harvests two two-row corn plots simultaneously. The combine harvests the small plot and measures the moisture, testweight and weight of each plot. The data is recorded electronically, which can be analyzed later by corn researchers.

The new combine provides more than four times more testing capability than the old combine.

De Dell provides organic and non-GMO corn hybrids to Canadian farmers.

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