During the 2014 and 2015 growing seasons, I have had the privilege of working with a great group of
plot cooperators across the U.S. and Canada. It’s a lot of fun when plot cooperators are calling you to
find out when you will be making new crosses available commercially. In 2014 and 2015 there were 2
hybrids that were standouts in virtually every plot. These 2 hybrids are now available commercially. I
received numerous phone calls from around the country about how well these hybrids were performing.
After a strong performance in the advancement plots in 2014 and 2015, I was very pleased to see that
both of these hybrids had the nutritional qualities that set Masters Choice hybrids apart from their
MC 4630 is a 96 day hybrid. It was tested in 2014 as EXP 423N. This hybrid jumped out of the ground
with excellent emergence and seedling vigor. This hybrid had everyone’s attention early, as it out-paced
all other hybrids in its maturity range in the advancement plots. This early vigor makes MC 4630 a great
early planting hybrid and great for no-till and minimum tillage applications. This hybrid looked great all
through the growing season. It has a great disease package. It held up very well in areas that were
heavily impacted with Norther Corn Leaf Blight and Gray Leaf Spot. MC 4630 is just all around strong
agronomically, and it is a visually eye catching hybrid. MC 4630 is a high yielding corn hybrid for corn
silage, high moisture corn, or dry grain. This hybrid features a flex ear on a white cob. MC 4630 will be a
great hybrid in our lineup. It will be only offered as a conventional hybrid for 2015-2016. It will be a
great companion hybrid for MC 4880.
MC 6730 is a 117 day hybrid. It was tested in 2014 as 686N. MC 6730 received great reviews from our
dealer base and plot cooperators. This hybrid is visually appealing. A great disease package helps this
hybrid to set itself apart in the advancement plots. We have been working hard to develop more full
season options that combine the strong agronomics with a highly digestible/floury grain option. MC
6730 is a great step in the right direction. This hybrid will bring the same type of agronomic package to
the table that makes MC 6750 so successful in the Southeastern United States, but this new hybrid will
feature a semi-floury grain. This hybrid will be offered as a conventional (MC 6730), as an Agrisure GT
hybrid (MCT 6731), and as an Agrisure 3000GT (MCT 6733). MC 6730 is a semi-flex hybrid with a red
cob. This will be a great new full season option for silage, grain, or high moisture corn.
Each year, Masters Choice develops and tests new hybrids for livestock markets. We will continue to
develop floury grain hybrids that can make a difference for livestock producers in the U.S. and Canada.