2000 Corn Silage Hybrids

2000 Corn Silage Trial Results Are Online

Early Silage Trials (Abbotsford & Saanich)

Early Silage Trials (Average locations and years)

Late Silage Trials (Agassiz & Chilliwack)

Late Silage Trials (Average locations and years)

Interior Trial (Coldstream)

Interior Trial (Average over years)

1999 Trial Data Can Be Found Here

Maturity Group Location Planting Date Harvest Date Growing Days CHU 2000 CHU 11 Yr Avg
Early Abbotsford 24-May 4-Oct 133 2461 2585
Saanich 14-May 3-Oct 142 2449 2499
Late Agassiz 2-May 28-Sep 149 2709 2907
Chilliwack 25-May 27-Sep 125 2407 2566
Interior Coldstream 20-May 14-Oct 147 2569 2878
Procedure For Hybrid Evaluation

Trials in 2000 consisted of four replicates with all hybrids located randomly in each replicate. Rows were hand-planted to a population of 75,000 plants per hectare (30,000 per acre). weeds were controlled with herbicides and by hand. Fertilizer application followed common practice, using soil test information where available. Planting and harvest dates in 2000 are listed in the table.

About the Hybrid Performance Data

Yield of each hybrid is reported relative to the average of standard hybrids as indicated in the tables. Choice of standards does not represent endorsement by the Association.

Only hybrids submitted by companies for testing appear in this bulletin. Hybrid not included should not be considered undesirable.

In comparing hybrids, consder not only yiled byt also dry matter, grain content and lodging. Some hybrids have more digestible stover than others, but data are not yet available.

To convert dry matter yield from tonnes per hectar to tons per acre, multiply by 0.45. To express this as silage yiled at 25% dry matter, multiply by 4.