Corn hybrids with high yields come with more variability

Source: sciencedaily.com
Farming & Agribusiness

The agriculture industry is in a tough spot; its simultaneously tasked with feeding a growing population and minimizing its environmental footprint. For corn breeders, that means improving nitrogen-use efficiency and crowding tolerance, all while maximizing yield. The first step, according to a new study, is understanding the genetic yield potential of current hybrids.