Corn Hybrid Database

Seeds Canada collects and publishes information on corn hybrids that are commercially available in Canada. Information is gathered directly from the seed companies and updated frequently. This is the most comprehensive compilation of corn hybrids available in Canada. The following information is included in the database:

  • Hybrid number
  • Corn heat units
  • GM events present (if any)
  • Whether the hybrid is entered in performance trials
  • Whether the hybrid is approval in the European Union (replaces the Market Choice list)
  • Technology brand name and refuge requirements 

Seeds Canada has also joined with the Ontario Committee and the Canadian Corn Pest Coalition to provide comprehensive information to farmers on the refuge requirement associated with some corn hybrids. You can access the Refuge Selector here.  

This database is an important tool for farmers and agri-business to ensure what they plant adheres to import authorizations (namely to the E.U) and provides a point of reference to ensure access into various markets.


IDSeed BrandHybrid NameCHUIn TrialsTrait NameGM EventsEU ApprovedRefuge Requirement
IDSeed BrandHybrid NameCHUIn TrialsTrait NameGM EventsEU ApprovedRefuge Requirement