2002 Corn Silage Hybrids

2002 Corn Silage Trial Results Are Online

Coastal Trials

Early 2002 (Abbotsford & Saanich)
Early Average Location and Years
Late 2002 (Agassiz & Chilliwack)
Late Average Location and Years

Interior Trials

2002 Early (Armstrong)
Early Average Years
2002 Late (Enderby)
Late Average Years
2001 Trial Data Can Be Found Here
2000 Trial Data Can Be Found Here
1999 Trial Data Can Be Found Here


2002 Planting Info

Maturity Group Location Planting Date Harvest Date Growing Days CHU 2002 CHU 10 Yr Avg
Abbotsford 10-May 23-Sep 136 2582 2602
Saanich 17-May 25-Sep 134 2356 2382
Agassiz 7-May 27-Sep 143 2738 2831
Chilliwack 2-May 13-Sep 134 2508 2631
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, consider not only yield but 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 hectare to tons per acre, multiply by 0.45. To express this as silage yield at 25% dry matter, multiply by 4.