Great Northern Hydra 07111        

Hydra is a broadly adapted great northern bean variety ideally suited to Nebraska and Colorado production regions. Hydra is a conventional plant type similar to Marquis, however Hydra tends to be more upright. Its larger seed and good bean characteristics have given it an additional economic advantage to the grower from potential higher grade ratings on their crops.

Assuming a 100 lbs./AC yield advantage compared to Marquis.*

Growing Hydra will potentially increase your profit by $45/AC on $45/ cwt. beans. This amounts to $4,500 on 100 acres and the added benefit of more upright architecture, poten-tially higher graded crops and a day earlier in maturity than Marquis.

  • Semi-upright architecture tending to be more upright than Marquis.
  • Matures 88-92 days or about 1 days earlier than Marquis.**
  • Approximate seed count is 1,160 sds./ lb.***
  • Excellent bean quality with the potential for crops with a higher grade.
  • Demonstrated resistance to Bean
  • Common Mosaic Virus.













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