New York & Vermont Corn Silage Hybrid Trials -2017
Lawrence, Joe; Kerwin, Allison; Overton, Thomas; Smith, Margaret; Darby, Heather
In 2017, companies were invited to enter hybrids into the NewYork & Vermont Corn Silage Hybrid TestingProgram. Seventy two corn silage hybrids were tested,each hybrid was planted at three locations. Each hybrid was planted in 3 replicates per location. 80 -95 dayRelative MaturityHybrids (23 Hybrids) Albion, NY (Orleans Co.) Willsboro, NY (EssexCo.) Alburgh, VT (Grand Isles Co.) 96-110day Relative Maturity Hybrids (49 Hybrids) Aurora, NY (Cayuga Co.) Madrid, NY (St. Lawrence Co.). Alburgh, VT (Grand Isles Co.) All hybrids were planted at 34,000 plants/acre. Each plot consisted of two 20’ rows spaced 30 inches apart. Plots were 4 rows wide,at harvest the inner 2 rows were harvested. Target whole plant dry matter (DM) at harvest was 35% DM. Forage samples were sent to Cumberland Valley Analytical Laboratory for analysis.
corn, silage, hybrid, trials