2001 Corn Silage Hybrids

2001 Corn Hybrid Quality Performance

Coastal Trials

Early 2001 Quality (Abbotsford & Saanich)

Early Quality Average Location

Late 2001 Quality (Agassiz & Chilliwack)

Late Quality Average Location

Interior Trials

Early – 2001 Quality (Armstrong)

Late – 2001 Quality (Coldstream)

2001 Planting Info

Maturity Group Location Planting Date Harvest Date Growing Days CHU 2001 CHU 10 Yr Avg
Abbotsford 22-May 25-Sep 126 2412 2467
Saanich 17-May 4-Oct 140 2414 2464
Agassiz 26-Apr 27-Sep 154 2799 2968
Chilliwack 10-May 22-Sep 135 2580 2771
Early Armstrong 12-May 29-Sep 140 2730 2772
Late Coldstream 21-May 13-Oct 145 2656 2846


Procedure For Hybrid Evaluation
Trials in 2001 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 2001 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.