Oct. 1, 2018 – With harvest 2018 in full swing, Western Corn Belt farmers are turning their focus to 2019 preparations. They’ll have a new option to consider as they think ahead to planting: Fontanelle Hybrids FortiField corn products, featuring enhanced agronomic characteristics plus improved disease protection.
Using superior genetics through enhanced breeding technologies, Fontanelle 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, Fontanelle Hybrids FortiField products defend against local diseases including Gray Leaf Spot, Goss’s Wilt, Northern Corn Leaf Blight and Anthracnose Stalk Rot.
“The Fontanelle Hybrids FortiField package of unique agronomic characteristics and comprehensive protection from common and costly diseases are designed to give Western Corn Belt 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 the Western Corn Belt.”
The Fontanelle Hybrids FortiField corn offerings include two products in the 108 relative maturity range. They are 08A988 Brand Blend and 08D988 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 Fontanelle Hybrids dealer or district sales manager, or visit www.fontanelle.com/FortiField.