2002 Corn Silage Hybrids

2002 Corn Hybrid Quality Performance
Coastal Trials

Early 2002 Quality(Abbotsford & Saanich)

Early Quality Average Location

Late 2002 Quality (Agassiz & Chilliwack)

Late Quality Average Location

Interior Trials

Early - 2002 Quality (Armstrong)

Late - 2002 Quality (Enderby)

2002 Planting Info
Maturity Group Location Planting Date Harvest Date Growing Days CHU 2002 CHU 10 Yr Avg
Coastal
Early  Abbotsford 10-May 23-Sep 136 2582 2602
Saanich 17-May 25-Sep 134 2356 2382
Late  Agassiz 7-May 27-Sep 143 2738 2831
Chilliwack 2-May 13-Sep 134 2508 2631
Interior
Early Armstrong 17-May 21-Sep 127 2576 2584
Late Enderby 11-May 22-Sep 134 2589 2754
Procedure For Hybrid Evaluation

Trials in 2002 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 2002 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.