These four sets of ears tell the story of how Channel 203-44STX performs across soil types. The first set came from very low organic matter sand where the plants and husk are nearly dead from drought stress and nitrogen loss. The next set are from the same field where the soil held enough water to keep the plant alive and green. The third set is from very good soil with a standing plant population of 35,000. This field should yield in the 235-245 bu/ acre range. The last set came from the same field as the first 2 sets planted at the same population the only difference is the irrigation system reach that area giving the plants plenty of water and added nutrients. Overall this hybrid performed well over a wide range of environments showing why picking the right hybrid is very important.