DeKalb Genetics Corp. is releasing 25 new corn, soybean andsorghum products for sale to farmers in the company's mostextensive product introduction in recent years.

The new products include 13 new corn hybrids, the productline that accounts for most of DeKalb's (NASDAQ:SEEDB) seedsales and the largest portion of its $34 million seed researchbudget. However, Thomas Rauman, chief financial officer, toldBioWorld, these varieties are not from the division's genetictransformation program, which is not expected to yieldcommercial products until the late 1990s.

The varieties introduced represent improvements in yield andcultivation.

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