If this is what is meant by "open pollinated" there won't be any contest
whatsoever. The old "open pollinated" corn could maybe yield 60 bu/acre...
tops! It didn't matter how much cow manure you used. If, on the other
hand, what you mean by "open pollinated" is actually an F2 generation from
hybrids, there should still be a terrific yield drag. Dale, this just
wouldn't even be a contest!
At 01:35 PM 10/28/98 -0600, Wilson, Dale wrote:
>> and said that his data show that there would be very little
>> difference in yields harvested today from the good open
>> pollinated corn varieties of the 1970s
>> in contrast to the best hybrids, when both are grown
>> in soil, climate where there are ample nutrients, water,
>> sun, and little pest pressure.
>Are you kidding?! Adapted hybrid corn varieties at appropriate stand
>density would beat the socks off the best available OP's. The best
>synthetics might be a closer challenge, but even then I'd bet the hybrids
>would be clearly better.
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