Oct. 1, 2018 – With harvest 2018 in full swing, Missouri, eastern Kansas and western Illinois farmers are turning their focus to 2019 preparations. They’ll have a new option to consider as they think ahead to planting: Lewis Hybrids FortiField corn products, featuring enhanced agronomic characteristics plus improved disease protection.
Using superior genetics through enhanced breeding technologies, Lewis Hybrids FortiField products have been carefully developed and locally tested to provide high-performing agronomic advantages throughout the growing season from emergence through harvest. This includes early-season emergence and seedling vigor; midseason root and stalk strength and late-season health (staygreen); and harvest intactness. In addition, Lewis Hybrids FortiField products defend against local diseases including Gray Leaf Spot, Northern Corn Leaf Blight and Anthracnose Stalk Rot.
“The Lewis Hybrids FortiField package of unique agronomic characteristics and comprehensive protection from common and costly diseases are designed to give Midwest farmers peace of mind, from emergence through harvest,” says Andy Ackley, corn product manager. “These new products have been hand-selected by your local technical agronomists and are designed to perform in Missouri, eastern Kansas and western Illinois fields.”
The Lewis Hybrids FortiField offerings include three products in maturities ranging from 101 to 112. They are:
- 01DD529 Brand Blend
- 08DP739 Brand Blend
- 08SS739 Brand Blend
These products are available for purchase for the upcoming 2019 planting season. For more information on purchasing the products, farmers can contact their local Lewis Hybrids dealer or district sales manager, or visit: www.lewishybrids.com/FortiField.