MZ 4049SMX

Agronomy Notes

MZ 4049SMX has solid seedling vigour. Plants grow to short to moderate height
with an ear placed nicely. Plants flower 1 day earlier vs MZ 4368SMX. Ears are large
with 18-20 rows. Kernels are deep with excellent grain quality. Husks zip open and
hang showing grain during drydown. Husk cover is adequate to short and ears are
held on a longer shank. Plant health is average. Very good tolerance to ear rots.
Plant intactness at harvest is average with some plant tops missing. Stalk strength
is very good. Position north and south of zone. Predicted favourable response to
population and fungicide. Ideal for delayed harvest. Optimum performance at
32-35ppa population.

Highlights
  • Maturity-leading yield potential
  • Allows flexible field positioning
  • Leading milk per acre values
CHU: 2850 RM: 97
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Product Characteristics

Characteristic Value
Final Population28-36
CHU 50% Silk1685
Plant HeightTall Tall Tall 
EmergenceExcellent
FloweringMedium
Very Poor (1)
Excellent (9)
Early Vigour9/9
9
Plant Health8/9
8
Starch Amount9/9
9
Starch Availability8/9
8
Plant Disease Rating7/9
7

Ear Characteristics

Characteristic Value
Ear TypeFlex

Disease Ratings

Disease ratings are based on the severity of infection.

Very Poor (1)
Excellent (9)
Anthracnose8/9
8
NCLB7/9
7

Traits and Technology

SmartStax® provides the most advanced hybrid stack of herbicide tolerance and insect protection traits against European Corn Borer, Black Cutworm and Corn Rootworm. The 5% non-Bt refuge corn is blended in every bag. Just fill the planter and go for convenient refuge compliance. Roundup Ready® Corn 2 Technology and LibertyLink® System tolerant. Hybrids with the SmartStax® trait should be the number one choice for corn on corn acres.

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