Kernel hardness is the main physical characteristic that dry milling industry look for their final products.
Planting Flint Corn, NON-GMO is a very important business unit in several environments where specialities like these hybrids can be very profitable.
For a hybrid to became Flint is a long pathway, since elite germplasm, yield potential, competitive traits and legal approval is mandatory to achieve premium markets. Minimum parameters stablished for Flint Corn by Senasa (National Service of Health and Food Quality).
- Vitreous Endosperm: More than 92%.
- Hectolitre weight more than 76 kg/hl
- Flotation index: More than 25%
Produsem flint hybrids, can achieve all parameters named above and can be used in this milling industries.
Another important quality characteristic, as Screen Retention is important due to in the milling process, bigger kernels, over 8mm sieves, can end in high premium products such as corn flakes, which is the premium market for the supply chain.
In addition to this, Produsem hybrids EG-808CL & EG-809HCL are tolerant to Clearfield ® herbicides. This trait is considered NO GMO; because it is a natural mutation of one pair of genes that gives this plus in weeds management.