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Virginia Corn Silage Hybrid Trials in 2021



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Authored by W. Thomason, Extension Agronomist, Grains, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech; C. Bishop, Research Specialist Senior, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech; E. Rucker, Research Associate, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech Other contributors: David Yutzy, owner, Windcrest Holsteins; Doug Horn, Extension Agent, ANR, Crop and Soil Sciences, Rockingham County; Greg Lillard, Farm Manager, Northern Piedmont Center, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences; Ned Jones, Farm Manager, Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center; Phil Blevins, Extension Agent, ANR, Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington County

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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 2021 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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Publication Date

December 16, 2021