Organic Leafy & Leafy Floury Silage Hybrids & Dual Purpose Hybrids

 

Francis Glenn of Glenn Seeds Ltd has bred and developed Leafy and Leafy Floury silage hybrids for the dairy farmer. The leafy hybrids are characterized by exhibiting 8 or more leaves above the ear, which produce starch energy. The ear is at a lower position on the stalk with more digestible fiber above the ear. The leaf hybrid produces a large flex ear with large, soft, slow-drying kernels and a soft digestible cob. These hybrids offer a wider harvest window.
The leafy floury hybrids exhibit all the characteristics of the leafy hybrids, and produce 25% of the kernels to an ear as floury with no hard starch.
The recommend planting rate for leafy and leafy floury hybrids is 28,000 seeds/acre.

4 Reasons to Choose Leafy & Leafy Floury Hybrids

  1. Save money on seed costs: Plant less seed and get a higher, more reliable yield.
  2. Enjoy a wider harvest window. Leafy’s slow kernel and total plant dry down allows for greater opportunity to harvest an optimal silage product.
  3. Save money on storage: Leafy’s kernels are built from softer, more digestible starch, allowing silage to be fed after as little as 30 days after ensiling.
  4. Leafy’s lower ear position combined with its high proportion of above-the-ear plant and its large ear creates the ideal balance of starch, effective and digestible fiber in the ration.

The Blue River is offering 3 Leafy Floury Hybrids in the 85 day, 98 day, and 104 day maturity and 1 Leafy Hybrid in the 93 day maturity range.

21L90 is a 85 day organic leafy floury corn hybrid. Recommended planting population is 28,000 seeds/acre for optimum performance.

  • Very early leafy floury silage hybrid
  • Excellent seedling vigor
  • Keep the population down for optimum silage results

33L90 is a 93-day organic leafy silage corn hybrid with excellent early growth and big leafy plants. Kernels stay soft and the harvest window is longer than normal. Silage made from 33L90 should have above average protein.

  • Tall leafy silage hybrid with more young leaves above the ear
  • Flexible stalks (contain less lignin)
  • Above test mean in Minnesota and Wisconsin state silage trials
  • Keep population down for optimum silage results

43L96 is a 98 day organic leafy floury silage corn hybrid with very good yield potential, suited for all regions. It has very good seedling vigor and root strength.

  • Tall white cob leafy silage hybrid with more young leaves above the ear
  • Flexible stalks (less lignin)
  • Softer grain texture improves digestibility
  • Keep population down for optimum silage results

53L96 is a 104 day organic leafy floury silage corn hybrid with 7 to 8 leaves above the ear.

  • Hybrid with soft grain, better digestibility
  • Ears are very large, cobs are white
  • Dry down is quite slow-longer harvest window
  • Keep population down for optimum silage results

73L30 is a 116 day organic leafy floury silage corn hybrid

  • Medium-tall stature hybrid has very good standability
  • Hybrid has very dense canopy with large leaves
  • Above average milk/ton in 2015 Texas A&M Silage Trial
  • A final population of 28,000 ppa is recommended for optimum silage results

Dual Purpose Hybrids

Dual Purpose hybrids can be grown successfully for both grain and silage use. These hybrids generally have a smaller harvest window as a result of faster grain dry down. Dual purpse hybrids need to monitored carefully for optimum quality silage.

09R19 - is a 79 day organic field corn hybrid with very good yield potential and plant health.

  • Excellent dual purpose grain and silage hybrid
  • Dent kernels dry faster for earlier harvest
  • Very good standability and late season intactness
  • Very good ear flex

21A10 - is a 85 day organic field corn hybrid with very good yeild potential across many environments

  • Excellent late season integrity and stay green
  • Medium-tall plant with medium ear placement
  • A great choice for grain or silage

27B16 is a 88 day organic hybrid with very good standability and dry down. It also has excellent yield potential.

  • Tall plants with racehorse yield potential
  • Girthy flex ears and excellent test weight
  • Best performance at higher populations and increased fertility
  • Very good silage potential

33A16 is a 92 day organic hybrid with excellent yield potential in an early 90-day hybrid

  • Performs well at higher populations with increased fertility
  • Sililar genetics to 27B16
  • A great choice for grain or silage

37K90 is a 95 day organic hybrid with very good stress tolerance and standability.

  • Excellent yield potential
  • Very good plant health and fall stay-green
  • Flex ear on medium-tall plant
  • Above average standability

40R73 is a 97 day organic corn hybrid with very good stress tolerance and very good plant health.

  • Very good yield potential
  • Above average agronomic package
  • Very good seedling vigor

49K70 is a 103 day organic field corn hybrid with very good yield potential

  • Plants have dense foliage and maintain excellent canopy closure
  • Slower dry-down, keep in maturity zone for best performance
  • A great choice for grain or silage

53H36 is a 104 day organic corn hybrid with very good seedling vigor and standability. It also has very good plant heath.

  • Excellent yield potential; very good root strenght
  • Taller hybrid with medium ear placement
  • Excellent late season intactness
  • Girthy ears with deep kernels

56M30 is a broadly adapted 106 day organic field corn hybrid with excellent yield potential. The hybrid possesses a very good agronomic package. Because it has good ear flex, it is a hybrid that can handle lower plant populations. Good choice for a dual-purpose (grain and silage) hybrid.

  • Tall hybrid with excellent yield potential
  • Very good seedling vigor, plant health and good roots
  • Excellent ear flex, good performance under lower populations
  • Widely adapted with excellent grain
  • Very good silage performance in western areas

70A47 is a 114 day organic field corn hybrid with excellent yield potential and standability

  • Very good plant health and good fall dry-down
  • Compact, dense foliage; medium ear placement
  • A great choice for grain or silage