Authors as Published

Wade Thomason, Extension Specialist, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech; Harry Behl, Research Specialist Senior, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech; and Elizabeth Rucker, Research Associate, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech

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This report contains the results for performance trials from commercial corn hybrids produced
for silage at four locations in Virginia in 2018 as well as two and three year average
performance, when available. In order to avoid problems with comparisons over sites and
years, multi-year yields are presented as a percentage of the total called relative yield at that
particular site-year combination. All locations were planted with a Wintersteiger PlotKing
2600 planter and harvested with commercial silage equipment. Yields are presented on a dry
matter and 35% dry matter basis for comparison. Quality analysis was performed using a Foss
NIR XDS Rapid Content Analyzer. All hybrids entered in the Virginia trials were submitted for
testing by commercial companies. The locations at which particular hybrids were entered were
specified by the company. Companies entering hybrids were charged a fee for each hybrid per
location to support the Virginia Corn Silage Performance Trials.

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

November 6, 2018