2023 BC Corn Silage Trials – PFCA
The 2023 PFCA forage corn hybrid trials are well underway in Abbotsford and Agassiz, BC. With the current weather the Fraser Valley has been experiencing, harvest is anticipated to begin mid-September. New this year, the PFCA has listened to feedback from industry, and is incorporating qualitative testing. The testing will include (but not be confined to) fibre, starch and other values utilizing the Milk 2006 quality index. These parameters this will go hand in hand with the standard testing the PFCA has utilized for years. The 2023 Corn Hybrid Variety Trials Report is scheduled to be released in early December.
2022 BC Corn Silage Trials – PFCA
After a 4-year hiatus, the PFCA is pleased to report the results of field trials conducted in 2022. We partnered with the University of the Fraser Valley’s (UFV) Agriculture Technology Department to conduct forage corn hybrid trials in Abbotsford and Agassiz in 2022. The protocol of the 2022 trials followed those used in previous work (1999 to 2017) and include replicated trials at both Abbotsford (CHU: 2550) or Agassiz (CHU: 2900) in south-coastal BC. Field work was conducted by Dr. Renee Prasad and UFV Agriculture students.
BC Corn Silage Trials – PFCA
The Pacific Field Corn Association appreciates the continued support of the BC Dairy Association for the corn silage trials in BC. (2009-2017)
The Pacific Field Corn Association’s Hybrid Evaluation Program and publication of trial results are funded in part by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food (ACAAF) program. (2009-2011)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is pleased to participate in the delivery of this project. AAFC is committed to working with our industry partners and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC to increase public awareness of the importance of the agriculture and agri-food industry to Canada. Opinions expressed in this publication are those of the PFCA and not necessarily AAFC’s.