Maize Silage (CRM 111)

Enterprise Type

Sowing Rate

70,000 - 90,000 plants/ha

Rainfall / Irrigation

  • Full maturity TENDERLEAFY™ silage hybrid developed in New Zealand by Corson Maize Seed
  • Very large plant with high grain yield and a sound agronomic package
  • Excellent yield performance in this maturity

Z71-F1 offers above average early growth developing into a tall, bulky plant with large ears as well as excellent staygreen which contributes to a wide harvest window. Corson F1 has a high grain content and above average whole plant digestibility.

Corson F1 is suitable for warmer regions where early planting is possible. It is ideally suited to contract silage production, targeting high yields and quality silage. Dairy farmers can take advantage of its performance by planting early on a run off.

Hybrid Traits Unacceptable               Outstanding
Early growth           6      
Drought tolerance           6      
Whole plant digestibility             7    
Total energy               8  
Stalk strength                 
Root strength           6      
Rust             7    
 Northern leaf blight           6      
Leafy hybrids (silage specific) are bred to produce a high yield of digestible fibre and starch. Leafy's extra leaves above the ear increase the leaf area index of the plant, allowing for more production of sugars that become starch in the ear. Leafy hybrids have flex-type ears and the extra leaves of a Leafy help to develop and fill those ears with starch. Extra leaves also increase tonnage. A Leafy crop stands taller and fuller than non-Leafy hybrids that are planted in the same location.

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