New! Introducing KingFisher Corn Hybrids
King’s AgriSeeds and Byron’s, two leading livestock-focused seed companies, are now working together to bring you the KingFisher corn hybrids. The KingFisher brand is a non-GMO lineup, with the intention of adding certified organic hybrids in future years. The KingFisher corn program promises to bring you the same quality, performance, and value that you are already familiar with from the KingFisher alfalfa program. All of our corn hybrids have been selected with an emphasis on high energy and digestibility without sacrificing yield.
Try two or three of our hybrids alongside your current brand. We think you’ll be impressed.
KingFisher hybrids are available both treated and untreated.
Hybrids are listed in order of Relative Maturity (RM).
A medium tall, robust plant with flex ears, workhorse hybrid suited for most rotations. Plant has great stalks and roots, and good staygreen for a wide harvest window. This is a strong dual purpose hybrid that is excellent for corn on corn. It has limited movement south. Recommended planting pop: 30-34k. RM 85
An organic hybrid that is best to keep in its zone. Outstanding yield and quality, but needs better soils. Flex ear and pink cob. This hybrid is best placed on heavy or medium soils. It has high seedling vigor and good drought tolerance. RM 92
A medium tall to tall, showy hybrid with flex ears, pink cob, and excellent agronomics. Excellent corn on corn option and a dual purpose grain and silage corn. First rate agronomics and disease package. This is a showy hybrid with quick canopy closure. Excellent heat and drought tolerance. Recommended planting pop: 28-32k. RM 93
A medium tall, robust plant with flex ears, workhorse hybrid suited for most rotations. High yield potential, strong agronomics and stay-green. Excellent heat and drought tolerance. Big plant stature with excellent eye appeal; dual purpose grain or silage. Recommended planting pop: 26-30k. RM 102
Top yielder in Medium Maturity class, 2017 PDMP trials
This organic hybrid is full flex, with white cobs, wide leaves with good roots and stalks, excellent yield. It is has high drought tolerance, excellent starch digestibility, and also works well for hand husking. RM 102
A medium statured plant with exceptional silage yield and quality, pink cob, with semi-flex ears. Outstanding nutritional profile. Strong stalks and roots equal great standability. Good regional movement as well as across different soil types. Exceptional stay-green for a wider harvest window. Recommended planting pop: 28-32k. RM 103
Exceptional stay green and late-season intactness, large girthy ears with deep kernels, excellent fall eye appeal. Very good test weight and dry down. Excellent fall appearance and eye appeal. Impressive stalk and root strength. Recommended Pop 26-30K. RM 105.
This organic hybrid has a good disease package, is stress and drought tolerant, with semi-flex ears. Works well across different soil types. Good stalks, roots, and staygreen. This hybrid is also well suited to hand husking. RM 106
Medium tall plant with excellent eye appeal and wide dark leaves that are slightly upright. Position as racehorse hybrid, as this hybrid responds to top management. Performs best in a rotation at lower populations. Not recommended for corn on corn. This hybrid has quick canopy closure, great stress tolerance for southern movement, dual purpose grain or silage adaptability, excellent emergence and seedling vigor, and strong stalks and roots with flex ears. Recommended planting pop: 26-30k. RM 108
Top yielder in Early-Medium Maturity class, 2017 PDMP trials
Tall semi flex hybrid with great silage yield and quality, first rate agronomic package and disease tolerance. Exceptional plant health with great tolerance to northern leaf blight and Goss’s wilt, great option for corn on corn and moderate to low productive fields. Excellent late season intactness and stay-green. Performs well in corn on corn applications. Exceptional disease tolerance. Very good natural corn borer tolerance. Great choice for most soil types and management styles. Recommended planting pop: 30-34k. RM 111
Also available in Certified Organic.
Performs well in corn on corn applications, good stalks and roots paired with a slower dry down allows this plant to have a very wide harvest window. Versatile hybrid that performs well with varying soil types and populations. Great disease package with good GLS tolerance. This is a take-anywhere hybrid; it moves east to west with good southern movement. Proven silage yield with great quality. Recommended planting pop: 26-30k. RM 113
RT 63T13 3000GT
RT 63T13 is the 3000GT version of KF63C10. Agronomically and nutritionally, RT63T13 is a high quality hybrid. Expect top end yield performance along-with high fiber digestibility and improved starch digestibility.Performs well in corn on corn applications; good stalks and roots paired with a slower dry down allows this plant to have a very wide harvest window. Versatile hybrid that performs well with varying soil types and populations. Great disease package with good GLS tolerance. This is a take-anywhere hybrid; it moves east to west with good southern movement. Proven silage yield with great quality. RM 113
Consistent high yields, excellent agronomics, excellent disease ratings, broadly adapted regions. It is broadly adapted with outstanding agronomics. Great FiberGest and very good SofStarch results. Very good dual-purpose hybrid. Recommended Pop 28-32K. RM 117
KingFisher Specialty Hybrids
KF 56H91 – High Oil
Note: This high-oil hybrid is to be physically mixed at 25% with a hybrid of a similar maturity to increase energy content.
A medium tall plant with flex ears, needs to be used in a sidekick program mixed 25-30% with conventional corn. Optimum planting rate: Dryland – 30-34 M/A Irrigated – 34-38 M/A. Put on your best ground. SideKick™ blend rate = 70% conventional corn + 30% KF 56H91. Increases oil content in the grain 2-3% and protein up to 30%. Contains higher levels of rich essential amino acids lysine and methionine. Excellent drought and heat tolerance. A floury grain; the Value Plus® gives it smaller starch molecules, making it very digestible. SideKick™ gives excellent yield; usually no yield drag compared to your favorite hybrid. Stalk has shown high sucrose levels. Recommended planting pop: 26-30k. RM 106
KF 58H82 – High Oil
A tall plant with great flex and eye appeal. Use on better soils for silage. Best suited for silage, planted at 26,000 to 30,000 potential for very high silage yields under ideal conditions. Contains up to 30% more protein and higher amino acids than regular corn. Excellent yielder, highly digestible stalk and starch. Value Plus® allows you to grow more energy on your farm. High-oil corn – 5-6.5% in the grain. Value Plus® livestock production corn has a smaller starch molecule so starch is more readily available. Recommended planting pop: 26-30k. RM 108
KF 59S30 – Male Sterile
A male sterile hybrid ideal for farms that are in niche markets and do not want grain in the diet. Appropriate for silage and grazing. The corn crop will be very high in sugar as grain is not formed. The plant will also have a red color as sugar increases over time. It’s a versatile hybrid that covers all soil types, with a wide harvest window and an excellent disease package. Note: Isolation from standard corn is recommended. Recommended planting pop: 26-32k. RM 109
Masters Choice Hybrids
For over thirty years, Masters Choice has been dedicated to producing the most nutritionally and agronomically advanced corn hybrids in the industry. Hybrids below are listed in order of Relative Maturity (RM)
FEED FIRST – For best feeding, we suggest a minimum of 21 days of fermentation.
Standard – For best feeding we suggest a minimum of 90 days of fermentation.
Full Fermentation Feeding – For best feeding we suggest 120-180 days of fermentation.
Forage – Graze or manage as haylage.
All organic hybrids are treated with OMRI-listed MicroMaster OC
Interested in interseeding cover crops? Learn more about relay-cropping a cover crop into corn
MasterGraze is a BMR tillering corn that is ready to graze in 60 days. The brown midrib gives the vegetation a boost in digestibility. Good for one grazing.
Mastergraze must be planted with a corn planter. It is often planted in 15 -inch rows:
32,000 to 36,000 plants per acre on low to medium fertility soil or on doughty soils where moisture availability can be a limiting factor.
34,000 to 38,000 plants per acre on medium fertility soils
36,000 to 40,000 on high fertility soils, with no moisture limitations.
(Double back to split the rows with a 30-inch spaced corn planter). Population will depend on available soil moisture and fertility.
A very early hybrid with outstanding yield. MCT 2552 adapts very well east to west in the northern zone, and develops strong stalks for an early maturity hybrid.
RM 75. Available in MCT 2552 (AgriSure Viptera 3110). Recommended planting population: 26-32k. Standard
Strong emergence and very good seedling vigor. A fast-growing hybrid with early flowering for quick finish. Outstanding yield potential with good northern movement. 2016 World Forage Analysis Superbowl Finalist!
RM 82. Available in MC 3220 (Conventional and Organic), MCT 3221 (AgriSure GT), and MCT 3223 (AgriSure 3000GT). Recommended planting population: 28-34k. Standard
Excellent emergence and early seedling vigor. Digestible grain with good silage quality. Superior yield to moisture ratio for sub-90 day. Excellent choice for early planting and northern movement.
RM 87. Available in MCT 480 GT (AgriSure GT). Recommended planting population: 28-32k. Standard
MC 3890 and MCT 3891 have great versatility within their relative maturity zone. This hybrid is a great companion for MCT 4054. Great plant health for areas with heavy leaf disease pressure. It produces silage with high starch content as a percentage of dry matter. MC 3890 moves west to east well, but do not move it south as an early hybrid.
RM 88. Available in MC 3890 (Conventional) and MCT 3891 (AgriSure GT). Recommended planting population: 28k-32k. Standard
Yield punch for both silage and grain. Outstanding emergence and seedling vigor, with impressive late season stay-green and eye appeal. Excellent choice for both north and south. 2017 World Forage Superbowl Grand Champion of the Conventional Division
RM 90. Available in MC 4050 (Organic and Conventional), and MCT 4058 (AgriSure Duracade). Recommended planting population: 28-34k. FEED FIRST
Outstanding yield punch for silage and grain. Robust plant with good stalks and roots. Performance stability with highly flexible ear type. Adapted to a wide array of soil types; caution on wetter soils.
RM 92. Available in MC 4210 (Organic and Conventional) or MCT 4211 (AgriSure GT). Recommended planting population: 28-34k. FEED FIRST
A great corn silage option. Offers yield and quality numbers that will rival MC 4050 and MC 4630. Extremely versatile hybrid. MC 4570 is a good fit for almost any soil type, and offers a wide range of harvestability options. Great for digestible grain production, and produces silage with a high starch content as a percentage of digestible grain.
RM 95. Available in MC 4570 (Conventional) and MCT 4572 (AgriSure Viptera 3110). Recommended planting population: 28k-32k. FEED FIRST.
Great yield potential for silage and digestible grain, excellent plant health. It is a great hybrid for areas that commonly see Northern Corn Leaf Blight, Southern Corn Leaf Blight, or Gray Leaf Spot. An excellent hybrid for no-till and early planting, great seedling vigor. Ear flex makes it work well at low to moderate populations.
RM 96. Available in MC 4630 (Organic and Conventional) and MCT 4632 (AgriSure Viptera 3110). Recommended planting population: 27-32k. FEED FIRST.
Excellent silage yield potential. Semi-flex ears allow for various planting populations. Good emergence and seedling vigor. Positive yield response to higher populations. Excellent disease package. 2017 World Forage Superbowl Top 10
RM 98. Available in MC 4880 (Organic and Conventional), MCT 4881 (AgriSure GT), and MCT 4884 (AgriSure Viptera 3111). Recommended planting population: 28-34k. FEED FIRST.
A semi-flex hybrid, medium plant. It topped the charts in its relative maturity class for quality in our research plots, including outstanding starch digestibility and TTNDFD (whole plant fiber digestibility). MCT 4934 is an excellent introductory hybrid for farms new to Masters Choice.
RM 99. Available in MCT 4934 (AgriSure Viptera 3111).
A best-selling hybrid that gives consistent top-end yield punch on full-flex white-cob ears. Enhanced silage and nutritional grain quality. Excellent choice for varying soil carrying capacity. Outstanding health and agronomics. Adapted to all tillage systems. 2-time World Forage Analysis Superbowl Finalist!
RM 102. Available in MC 5250 (Conventional and Organic). Recommended planting population: 26-32k. FEED FIRST
Strong emergence and seedling vigor for organic production and reduced tillage operations. Very good tonnage and bushels per acre with excellent nutritional qualities. Showy, robust plants with good eye appeal and a wide leaf that drives performance. Harvest promptly when ready for dry grain.
RM 103. Available in MC 5300 (Organic). Recommended planting population: 26-34k. FEED FIRST
A taller hybrid with very competitive yields for silage or grain. Excellent stalks and very good roots contribute to broad adaptation. Positioned well as a first-plant type hybrid in spring and in cold soils or no-till situations. Can be utilized in the north as a fuller season hybrid and south as an earlier maturity hybrid. 2016 World Forage Analysis Superbowl Finalist!
RM 103. Available in MC 5370 (Conventional), MCT 5371 (AgriSure GT), and MCT 5375 (AgriSure 3122 E-Z Refuge). Recommended planting population: 26-34k. FEED FIRST
Top shelf nutritional qualities in silage and grain. Very good stable yield performance over varied soil types. Good agronomics and harvestability. Softer grain allows rapid fermentation and quick starch digestibility for FEED FIRST scenarios. Optimum performance in northern regions. Needs adequate fertilization for peak performance.
RM 104. Available in MC 5450 (Conventional), MCT 5454 (AgriSure Viptera 3111). Recommended planting population: 26-32k. FEED FIRST
Great quality, dense silage with high tonnage. High sugars and great milk production. High yielding nutritious grain on a solid root foundation. Excellent northern movement. Avoid late planting, as stalk lodging may occur.
RM 105. Available in MC 530 (Conventional). Recommended planting population: 26-32k. FEED FIRST
Massive flex leads to outstanding yield potential. Excellent stalk strength. Very good stress, heat and drought tolerance. Excels in a wide array of planting populations. Favorable response to early planting. Great emergence, tolerates no-till and corn after corn. 2016 World Forage Analysis Superbowl Finalist!
RM 106. Available in MC 5660 (Conventional), MCT 5661 (AgriSure GT), and MCT 5663 (AgriSure 3000GT). Recommended planting population: 28-34k. FEED FIRST
A classic hybrid and longtime high performer. Excellent grain digestibility, consistent quality and yield. High-sugar silage quality is top in the industry. Better southern movement and performance than 530. Plant first and harvest first to maximize performance and yield.
RM 107. Available in MC 535 (Organic and Conventional), and MCT 535 GT (AgriSure GT). Recommended planting population: 26-32k. FEED FIRST
Widely adapted for strong performing top end silage and grain yields. Solid stalk/excellent roots contribute to excellent late season standability. Deep kernels, open husk on large, girthy ears. Rugged drought and stress tolerance for consistent performance. A great choice for early planting in organic systems. Excellent option if applying cover crops in season with corn. Very good for hand-picked corn.
RM 108. Available in Organic (MC 5800). Recommended planting population: 26-32k. FEED FIRST
Consistent performance under varying soil types and management. Widely adapted with good southern movement. Great ear flex and girth at moderate populations. Performs well in stress situations as well as high-yielding environments.
RM 110. Available in Organic (MC 6060). Recommended planting population: 28-34k. FEED FIRST
Outstanding yield and agronomic package. Good grain quality and thick stalks for good tonnage. Excellent seedling vigor and stress tolerance. Workhorse with dependable yields. Good roots, good drought and heat tolerance. Fast emergence and vigor, can plant in cool, wet soils.
RM 111. Available in MC 583 (Conventional) and MCT 583 Viptera 3111. Recommended planting population: 26-34k. Standard
High yielding performance grain and silage. Great combination of agronomics, plant health, dark green color, and ear flex. Hybrid package adapted to varying soil types and grower management. Good choice for delayed harvest and continuous corn options.
RM 111. Available in MC 6150 (Organic and Conventional), MCT 6151 (AgriSure GT), and MCT 6153 (AgriSure 3000GT). Recommended planting population: 26-34k. FEED FIRST
MC 6360 had the lowest uNDF and lignin among hybrids from a 100 day RM and up. High yielding bushels and silage tonnage for dominant performance. Top end performance across varying field productivity levels. Excellent root package contributes to enhanced stress tolerance. Very competitive nutritional qualities delivering top shelf forage. Production is average on less productive fields. Good disease tolerance for reduced tillage operations and corn followed by corn.
RM 113. Available in MC 6360 (Conventional), MCT 6361 (AgriSure GT), MCT 6363 (AgriSure 3000GT), MCT 6365 (AgriSure 3122 EZ Refuge). Recommended planting population: 30-36k. FEED FIRST.
This hybrid handles heat and drought stress very well. A tall, showy hybrid that features the AgriSure Viptera 3111 trait, which greatly limits above-ground insect feeding in southern environments. Good staygreen. Use caution in areas prone to leaf disease. Harvest at optimum moisture to maximize feeding quality.
RM 114. Available in MCT 6434 (Viptera 3111). Recommended planting population: 28-32k. FEED FIRST
Very strong agronomic package with elevated disease tolerance. Excellent tonnage and grain yield potential. Great late-season plant integrity. Well suited for higher populations and narrow rows.
RM 115. Available in MC 628 (Conventional). Recommended planting population: 26-34k. Standard
Wide area of adaptation, especially in the deep south. Maintains yield and stature in the most stressed environments. Performs well across varying soils and conditions. Excellent silage yield potential. Very good silage quality and starch availability.
RM 115. Available in MC 6580 (Organic and Conventional), MCT 6581 (AgriSure GT), and MCT 6583 (AgriSure 3000GT). Recommended planting population: 28-34k. FEED FIRST
Robust, high sugar hybrid with great tonnage and grain yield. Scored in top 3 of World Forage Analysis Superbowl. Extensive root system aids heat and drought tolerance. Widely adapted across cropping systems. Very digestible grain quality. High starch availability levels may require ration adjustment. Great silage and grain choice for average to top-end environments.
RM 116. Available in MC 590 (Conventional). Recommended planting populations: 26-32k. FEED FIRST
“I was high-moisture combining MC 590 and I never saw anything like it. The yield monitor went up to 400 bu/A in the valleys, with the field averaging 300-350 bu/A. I could hardly make it to the end of the field before the bin was full. Grain was just shooting out the auger. The ears were the typical 590 ears: very large and full.” -Nevin Weaver, Carlisle, PA
A very versatile hybrid that moves around well. MCT 6653 has excellent plant health and reliable agronomics for consistent yield. Excellent staygreen and a tall, showy plant. Excellent silage option in southeastern regions. Harvest this hybrid at optimum moisture to maximize feeding quality. Handles heat stress well and will not require the use of a fungicide.
RM 116. Available in MC 6653 (AgriSure 3000GT). Recommended planting population: 30-34k. FEED FIRST
MC 6730 has great digestibility, ranking the highest for NDFd 30 among 110 + day hybrids. Excellent staygreen and great health package. Excellent plant health gives this hybrid great eye appeal. It’s a true full season hybrid that provides premium feeding quality. It makes an excellent silage hybrids, but also works well for high moisture corn and digestible grain. Great placement versatility, making it a great fit for varying soil types and environments.
RM 117. Available in MCT 6731 (AgriSure GT) and MCT 6733 (AgriSure 3000GT). Recommended planting population:28-32k. FEED FIRST.
Top of the line plant health, agronomics, and stress tolerance. Excellent yield punch and great test weight. Great adaptability to low and high-yielding environments. Excellent performance across many regions. Very good choice for a variety of soil types and management situations.
RM 117. Available in MC 6750 (Conventional), MC 6751 (AgriSure GT), and MCT 6754 (AgriSure Viptera 3111). Recommended planting population: 28-34k. Full Ferm. Feeding