2003 Corn Silage Hybrids

Coastal Trials

Early 2003 (Abbotsford & Cloverdale)
Early 2003 Average Location and Years
Late 2003 (Agassiz & Chilliwack)
Late 2003 Average Location and Years

Interior Trials

2003 Late (Enderby)
2003 Late Average Years
2002 Trial Data Can Be Found Here
2001 Trial Data Can Be Found Here
2000 Trial Data Can Be Found Here
1999 Trial Data Can Be Found Here

2003 Planting Info

Location Planting
12 Yr Avg
Abbotsford May 13 Sep 15 125 2428 2436
Cloverdale May 6 Sep 17 134 2593 2417
Agassiz May 15 Sep 12 120 2345 2450
Chilliwack May 15 Sep 9 117 2290 2392
Late Enderby May 3 Sep 6 126 2466 2524



Procedure For Hybrid Evaluation
Trials in 2003 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 2003 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. Hybrids 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.