It is very important to remember this is a one sample test. In no way should it be interpreted as a reliable indicator to real differences between these 5 hybrids. Pioneer will supply us with an extensive data base after harvest which will be a much better guide for identifying hybrids that are sensitive to gibberella ear mold. .
Now for the answers.
P9760HR >.5 ppm
35F40 - 1.4 ppm
P0216HR - 2.3 ppm
P0474HR - 3.4 ppm
P9910XR - 4.5 ppm
I must admit, there is no way I would have got this quiz correct without knowing the answers.
It is a very difficult test and illustrates exactly why I hate gibberrella ear mold with a passion!
Visual appearance can be deceiving. The only way to know what you have is to test it. That would be especially important with what appears to be clean corn.
I tried to give a clue by putting them in order, but it was a lousy clue. Everyone who answered the quiz, thought P9910XR was the lowest. I am not surprised.
When I first looked at the samples out of the combine, my ranking would have been from best to worst, 35F40, P9910XR, P0474HR, P9760HR , P0216HR. And I had a lot better look than any of you had. I did my best to make the pictures realistic to the sample, but you can only do so much with a camera.
So in the interest of fair play, everyone who e-mailed or called will receive a hat.