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Performance Test & Harvest Report


Golden Acres Genetics Performance Test and Harvest Report

Kansas Each year, Golden Acres Genetics, Ltd. coordinates a corn and grain sorghum variety testing program to ensure product performance. Our tests are conducted at a variety of locations with varied soil types, moisture availability, chemical treatments and general farming practices. The results of these tests are an opportunity for corn and grain sorghum producers to make the most informed decision of variety selection as possible for their farms. As many of you experienced, 2013 brought a drought-stricken agriculture landscape. High stress conditions prevailed throughout the year, and heat persisted during grain fill. During harvest, grain moisture would not fall due to varying climactic conditions. In addition, many areas received chill injury early in the season from abnormal cold conditions after planting. We were able to gather reliable data and are proud to present to you honest and unbiased data to let you decide what hybrids are best suited for your operation. Golden Acres would like to thank each one of our cooperators for their dedication and hard work to supply us with useful data. Without them, none of this would be possible. Special thanks to Dr. James ‘Doc’ Allison, Golden Acres’ Director of Product Development, for his relentless product evaluation and precise hybrid selection that continues to keep Golden Acres product portfolio one of the best. For the latest information on current harvest data, please refer to the Golden Acres website and the NEW interactive plot database at www.goldenacres.com.


HARVEST DATA

KANSAS Matt Hays (785) 438-0339 Perry, Kansas


Table of Contents Eastern Kansas Golden Acres Technology Evaluation (GATE) Corn Hybrid Trials Brown County Corn GATE .............................................6 Douglas County Corn GATE .........................................9 Kansas State University Corn Performance Trials Doniphan County ............................................................12 Franklin County ...............................................................13 Neosho County.................................................................14 Riley County .....................................................................15 Moniteau County, Missouri- Ratcliff Corn .................................................................................16 Republic County- Polansky Seed Sorghum Strip Trial .............................................................17

Western Kansas Golden Acres Technology Evaluation (GATE) Corn and Sorghum Trials Finney County Corn GATE ............................................19 Ford County Corn GATE ................................................21 Mitchell County Grain Sorghum Irrigated GATE.......23 Reno County Grain Sorghum Dryland GATE .............25 Thomas County Corn GATE ..........................................27 Kansas State University Corn Performance Trials Finney County ..................................................................30 Greeley County ................................................................31 Republic County...............................................................32 Thomas County ................................................................33

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Western Kansas (Continued) Sheridan County Nondorf Corn Strip Trial ...............................................34 Nondorf Grain Sorghum Strip Trial .............................35 Pioneer Strip Corn Trial .................................................36 Stanton County- Daniels Corn Trial .............................................................................................37 Stratford County Dunn Drought Tech Corn (High Population)............38 Dunn Drought Tech Corn (Low Population) .............39

Silage Corn Results New Mexico State Clovis Corn Silage ..........................................................................................40 Texas A&M University High Plains Corn Silage .......................................................................42 Texas Beef Producer Corn Silage ..................................................................................................45 University of Arizona Maricopa Corn Silage .............................................................................46 Wichita County- Red Barn Seed Company Silage .....................................................................49

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2013 Severance, Kansas Dryland Corn Performance Test, Doniphan County BRAND MIDLAND PIONEER NUTECH/G2 GENETICS MIDLAND STEYER GOLDEN ACRES MIDLAND NUTECH/G2 GENETICS LG SEEDS MIDLAND DEKALB MIDLAND MIDLAND DEKALB STEYER LG SEEDS AGRIGOLD PIONEER AGRIGOLD NUTECH/G2 GENETICS GOLDEN ACRES AGRIGOLD NUTECH/G2 GENETICS MIDLAND STEYER NUTECH/G2 GENETICS NUTECH/G2 GENETICS NUTECH/G2 GENETICS LG SEEDS MIDLAND STEYER PIONEER NUTECH/G2 GENETICS NUTECH/G2 GENETICS DEKALB NUTECH/G2 GENETICS

NAME 624PRW P1690AM 5H-216 714PRW 11406 GENSSRIBC G4598 534PRW 5F-811 LG5618STX 622PRW DKC64-69 GENVT3P 653PRW 583PRW DKC61-88 GENVT3P X31111TM GENSSRIBC LG5630VT3PRIB A6517VT3PRIB P1151HR A6458VT3PRIB 3F-515 G5531 A6533VT3PRIB 5Z-709 573PRW X31121TM VT2PRORIBC 5Z-109 5H-905 5Z-113 LG2636VT3PRIB 344PRW 11208 VT3PRORIBC P0636HR 5H-707 5Z-1505 DKC52-61 GENSS 5Z-1205

Average LSD (0.05) CV (%)

RANK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

YIELD (bu/a) 258 244 240 237 235 234 230 228 227 225 225 224 223 222 221 220 220 218 218 218 217 216 216 214 210 209 208 208 208 208 206 204 200 200 196 196

PAVG (%) 118 111 109 108 107 107 105 104 104 103 103 103 102 102 101 101 100 100 100 99 99 99 99 98 96 95 95 95 95 95 94 93 91 91 90 90

TW (lb/bu) 56 57 56 55 58 56 58 58 57 56 58 55 57 58 56 53 54 57 55 57 57 55 56 57 57 59 56 58 55 58 58 57 57 54 58 59

MOIST (%) 22 22 22 23 22 20 19 21 21 20 20 21 20 19 20 21 20 20 18 21 21 20 19 20 20 18 16 20 20 18 20 17 17 22 16 20

DAYS (silk) 68 69 67 68 68 67 68 68 68 68 67 67 67 66 67 68 69 69 68 68 68 68 68 67 68 68 67 68 68 67 68 67 68 68 67 67

STAND (%) 123 106 113 108 106 116 107 108 113 102 114 124 122 78 106 117 104 105 107 114 100 113 120 95 98 109 106 95 112 106 113 117 110 104 116 107

Plants per acre 33106 28750 30637 29185 28750 31363 28895 29185 30637 27443 30782 33396 32960 21054 28604 31508 28024 28459 28895 30782 27007 30637 32380 25700 26426 29330 28750 25700 30202 28750 30637 31508 29621 28024 31218 28895

219 23 7

100 10 7

57 1 1

20 1 3

68 1 2

109 9 6

29367 2396 6

*Yields in bold in the top LSD group.

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2013 Ottawa, Kansas Dryland Corn Performance Test, Franklin County BRAND GOLDEN ACRES MIDLAND MYCOGEN PIONEER PIONEER DEKALB STINE STEYER STINE MYCOGEN DEKALB STEYER MYCOGEN GOLDEN ACRES MIDLAND MYCOGEN PIONEER STEYER STEYER STINE MIDLAND MYCOGEN MYCOGEN MIDLAND DEKALB MYCOGEN MIDLAND

NAME G5621 653PRW 2C788 P0636HR P1690AM DKC64-69 GENVT3P 9808EVT3PRO X31111TM GENSSRIBC 9739VT3PRO 2V779 DKC61-88 GENVT3P 11208 VT3PRORIBC 2V717 G4598 534PRW 2V709 P1151HR 11406 GENSSRIBC X31121TM VT2PRORIBC 9733EVT3PRO 583PRW 2H568 2K595 154PRW DKC52-61 GENSS 2R549 143BLGW

Average CV (%) LSD (0.05)

RANK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

YIELD (bu/a) 171 170 164 163 162 158 152 149 148 145 145 144 144 142 141 139 138 136 132 132 129 123 122 120 118 111 108

141 9 17

PAVG TW MOIST Plants (%) (lb/bu) (%) per acre 122 56 19 23500 121 56 19 22750 116 55 19 25250 116 57 16 24250 115 58 18 23500 112 57 17 24750 108 55 18 21500 106 57 17 22750 105 54 18 23250 103 55 17 24000 103 57 17 23000 102 58 17 24000 102 56 16 24250 101 57 17 24250 100 58 17 23000 99 57 17 24750 98 58 17 24250 96 57 19 23000 94 57 18 23750 94 58 17 22000 91 57 18 22750 87 57 15 23750 86 57 15 23250 85 58 14 24250 84 57 15 23250 79 57 16 23500 77 59 14 23500

100 9 12

57 1 1

17 3 1

23556 2 771

*Yields in bold in the top LSD group.

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2013 Erie, Kansas Dryland Corn Performance Test, Neosho County BRAND

NAME

RANK

PIONEER DEKALB GOLDEN ACRES GOLDEN ACRES GOLDEN ACRES MIDLAND MYCOGEN MIDLAND MIDLAND STEYER MYCOGEN NUTECH/G2 GENETICS MYCOGEN MYCOGEN STEYER DEKALB PIONEER STEYER PIONEER NUTECH/G2 GENETICS NUTECH/G2 GENETICS DEKALB NUTECH/G2 GENETICS STEYER MIDLAND NUTECH/G2 GENETICS MIDLAND NUTECH/G2 GENETICS NUTECH/G2 GENETICS MIDLAND NUTECH/G2 GENETICS

P1690AM DKC64-69 GENVT3P G5621 G4598 G5531 653PRW 2V709 534PRW 573PRW X31111TM GENSSRIBC 2V779 5Z-709 2C788 2V717 11406 GENSSRIBC DKC61-88 GENVT3P P1151HR 11208 VT3PRORIBC P0636HR 5H-903 5H-905 DKC52-61 GENSS 5Z-109 X31121TM VT2PRORIBC 583PRW 5H-707 344PRW 5N-9802 5Z-200 714PRW 5X-698

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Average CV (%) LSD (0.05)

YIELD (bu/a) 221 208 208 204 203 203 203 201 200 199 197 196 193 192 191 186 185 182 180 177 173 169 169 168 165 165 163 150 149 147 124

PAVG (%) 121 113 113 112 111 111 111 110 110 109 108 107 106 105 104 102 101 100 99 97 95 92 93 92 90 90 89 82 81 81 68

TW (lb/bu) 58 58 58 58 58 57 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 59 58 58 58 58 59 59 59 59 58 58 58 59 59 59 59 59 60

MOIST (%) 18 17 18 17 17 18 17 17 17 17 16 16 18 15 17 17 17 17 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 14

DAYS (silk) 58 56 54 54 54 55 54 54 54 56 55 55 56 54 55 54 54 56 54 54 52 55 55 54 54 55 54 53 51 54 52

Plant HT (in) 107 92 90 103 99 87 93 102 98 93 96 92 86 89 98 96 98 97 100 92 90 89 101 96 94 93 92 94 86 91 88

Ear HT (in) 34 39 35 36 33 32 35 37 38 31 40 33 34 36 34 34 32 38 37 34 33 39 35 33 34 33 31 35 29 30 33

STAND (%) 105 109 104 102 104 108 104 106 100 108 99 96 104 105 99 98 106 109 106 97 95 104 88 97 99 94 108 92 97 108 99

Plants per acre 23087 23885 22942 22433 22869 23813 22942 23305 22070 23813 21853 21199 22869 23014 21707 21635 23305 23958 23377 21272 20981 22869 19384 21417 21707 20618 23676 20328 21344 23740 21853

183 7 18

100 7 10

58 0 0

16 2 1

54 1 1

94 3 5

34 -5

102 7 10

22363 7 2248

*Yields in bold in the top LSD group.

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2013 Manhattan, Kansas Dryland Corn Performance Test, Riley County BRAND

NAME

RANK

GOLDEN ACRES DEKALB MIDLAND PIONEER DEKALB GOLDEN ACRES LG SEEDS MIDLAND NUTECH/G2 GENETICS MIDLAND NUTECH/G2 GENETICS NUTECH/G2 GENETICS GOLDEN ACRES MIDLAND TRIUMPH MIDLAND LG SEEDS STEYER AGRIGOLD NUTECH/G2 GENETICS STEYER AGRIGOLD MIDLAND STEYER NUTECH/G2 GENETICS TRIUMPH AGRIGOLD NUTECH/G2 GENETICS MIDLAND PIONEER STEYER NUTECH/G2 GENETICS NUTECH/G2 GENETICS PIONEER NUTECH/G2 GENETICS DEKALB NUTECH/G2 GENETICS

G4598 DKC64-69 GENVT3P 534PRW P1690AM DKC61-88 GENVT3P G5621 LG5618STX 653PRW 5H-216 714PRW 3F-515 5Z-709 G5531 573PRW 1366S 552PRW LG2636VT3PRIB X31111TM GENSSRIBC A6553VT3PRIB 5Z-113 11406 GENSSRIBC A6533VT3PRIB 583PRW X31121TM VT2PRORIBC 5H-905 1217S A6517VT3PRIB 5Z-109 344PRW P1151HR 11208 VT3PRORIBC 5F-811 5Z-1505 P0636HR 5Z-1205 DKC52-61 GENSS 5H-707

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37

Average CV (%) LSD (0.05)

YIELD (bu/a) 206 200 196 196 194 194 193 193 192 191 191 190 189 189 189 188 187 187 185 185 185 183 182 182 181 181 180 180 177 177 175 172 171 169 167 159 152

PAVG (%) 112 108 106 106 105 105 104 104 104 104 104 103 102 102 102 102 101 102 100 101 100 99 99 99 98 98 98 98 96 96 95 94 93 92 91 86 82

TW (lb/bu) 58 58 58 58 57 57 57 57 57 55 58 56 58 58 55 57 56 58 55 59 58 56 58 58 57 57 55 59 58 57 58 58 54 57 60 57 57

MOIST (%) 17 18 17 18 17 19 20 19 19 21 19 16 19 19 19 17 17 18 18 18 20 17 18 18 15 17 18 17 16 17 17 17 18 15 17 14 15

DAYS (silk) 74 76 74 76 75 73 74 73 76 76 76 74 74 74 76 74 74 76 74 74 74 75 75 72 73 76 76 74 74 74 76 75 76 74 76 74 76

STAND (%) 117 112 110 98 101 111 108 116 112 118 105 111 111 96 122 121 117 106 117 94 110 118 111 108 112 96 120 103 100 99 110 110 116 113 99 110 102

184 6 15

100 6 8

57 1 1

18 3 1

75 1 1

109 4 6

Yields in bold in the top LSD group.

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Golden Acres Genetics Harvest Report   

Planted: 6/14/2013

City: California Plot Cooperator:

Brian Ratcliff

STRIP

Herbicide:

Soil:

Silt Clay Loam

Insecticide:

Tillage:

Conventional

Fertilizer:

Hybrid

2Ts chiclit, 120#anyhydro 26,700

Irrigated

Population:

Dryland Yes

Plant Method: Crop Year:

Planting Company Order Name

11/18/2013

Harvested:

Type:

Row Rows Row Total Moisture Length Width Weight

Test Weight

Corn

Rows

2013

Yield* Plot Avg

% of Plot

Rank X of X

0

Catalyst

7893

533

6

30

820

13.8

58

80.91

91.90

-14%

7 of

9

0

Golden Acres

G5565

533

6

30

1120

16

60

107.69

91.90

15%

1 of

9

0

Golden Acres

G7601

533

6

30

1090

16

59

104.80

91.90

12%

2 of

9

0

Golden Acres

G7573

533

6

30

1070

20

60

97.98

91.90

6%

4 of

9

0

Golden Acres

7334

533

6

30

920

15.5

58

88.98

91.90

-3%

6 of

9

0

Golden Acres

27V01

533

6

30

920

15.5

58

88.98

91.90

-3%

5 of

9

0

Golden Acres

G4598

533

6

30

810

12.8

59

80.85

91.90

-14%

8 of

9

0

Mycogen

W727

533

12

30

2150

18.4

56

100.41

91.90

8%

3 of

9

0

Mycogen

L825

533

6

30

790

15.4

58

76.50

91.90

-20%

9 of

9

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Form Number District:

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For more information about top producing hybrids from Golden Acres Genetics, contact your local Southern Seed Specialist at 1-800-692-6848.

*(Yields in bu/A, adjusted to 15% moisture) Yield Formula Corn: (((100 - Moisture) / 100) * 109.815 * Total Pounds / Row Length / # Rows / Row Width) * 100

Faith. Family. Farming.

www.GAseed.com

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2013 Garden City, Kansas Irrigated Corn Performance Test, Finney County BRAND PIONEER GOLDEN HARVEST GOLDEN ACRES GOLDEN ACRES PRODUCERS B-H GENETICS B-H GENETICS TRIUMPH LG SEEDS DEKALB PRODUCERS PIONEER STINE DEKALB LG SEEDS MIDLAND GOLDEN ACRES LG SEEDS PIONEER LG SEEDS TRIUMPH GOLDEN HARVEST PRODUCERS MIDLAND B-H GENETICS LG SEEDS TRIUMPH MIDLAND B-H GENETICS STINE MYCOGEN GOLDEN HARVEST DEKALB GOLDEN ACRES MIDLAND PRODUCERS MIDLAND PRODUCERS PRODUCERS TRIUMPH TRIUMPH MIDLAND INTEGRITY PRODUCERS MIDLAND GOLDEN HARVEST MYCOGEN B-H GENETICS MIDLAND GOLDEN HARVEST TRIUMPH MYCOGEN MYCOGEN INTEGRITY

NAME

P1151HR G16K01-3111 G7601 G4598 7624VT3 BH 8844VTTP BH 8550VT2P TRX31375S LG2602VT3PRIB DKC61-88 GENVT3P 7574VT3Pro P1690AM 9739VT3PRO DKC64-69 GENVT3P LG5630VT3PRIB 583PRW G5531 LG5618STX P0636HR LG2636VT3PRIB 1366S G11U58-3111 7414VT3 134PR BH 8700VTTP LG2642VT3PRIB 1217S 670PRW XP 7825VTTP 9733EVT3PRO 2V709 G13N18-3111 DKC52-61 GENSS G6611 624PRW 7394VT3 653PRW 6884VT3Pro 7014VT3 1157S 1725H 622PRW 7854 7224VT3Pro 143BLGW G14R38-3000GT 2Y816 BH 8570VTTP 573PRW G13E90-3111 TRX21354R2 2K757 2Y767 7752 Average CV (%) LSD (0.05) *Yields in bold in the top LSD group.

Former NAME

Garst 82K01-3111

Garst 84U58-3111

Garst 84N18-3111

Garst 83R38-3000GT

Garst 83E90-3111

YIELD (bu/a) 155 146 145 143 142 138 138 137 133 133 131 131 131 130 129 129 129 129 127 127 126 125 125 124 123 123 122 122 120 120 118 116 115 115 114 114 113 112 111 110 110 109 106 104 103 100 100 99 96 94 89 88 84 82 119 11 18

PAVG (%) 130 123 121 120 119 116 116 115 112 112 110 110 110 110 108 108 108 108 107 106 106 105 105 104 104 103 103 103 101 100 99 97 97 97 96 95 95 94 93 92 92 91 89 87 86 84 84 83 80 79 75 74 71 69 100 11 15

TW (lb/bu) 57 53 56 57 56 58 56 54 54 56 55 58 52 56 55 58 58 57 56 55 54 53 54 54 56 56 55 57 55 56 55 52 54 55 58 56 57 55 53 55 55 56 58 54 54 55 55 56 58 58 56 54 55 58 56 1 1

MOIST (%) 12 15 17 11 16 15 11 12 11 12 14 13 11 12 14 13 14 13 11 14 14 14 11 10 13 15 12 14 11 12 12 13 11 13 15 11 13 10 11 12 17 14 13 11 11 14 15 11 14 14 11 11 13 12 13 10 2

DAYS (silk) 72 76 76 72 74 75 73 74 76 73 75 77 74 75 76 72 73 75 73 74 75 74 73 70 73 74 73 73 69 71 73 75 71 73 74 76 73 74 75 74 76 74 75 77 71 76 77 72 73 75 76 72 73 76 74 2 2

Drop. Ears STAND (%) (%) 3 98 3 101 6 100 3 111 3 103 5 95 7 97 11 90 4 93 4 97 5 105 7 97 2 89 6 101 2 96 6 92 4 103 5 104 4 102 4 99 5 97 0 102 3 92 3 101 1 86 2 91 14 100 3 87 2 98 6 87 13 93 5 96 2 91 5 97 14 98 2 99 3 85 4 94 2 92 11 104 5 85 15 96 9 95 4 101 4 99 4 87 10 92 4 92 3 80 4 92 25 96 8 94 22 96 3 86 6 95 78 10 6 13

Plants per acre 29272 30231 30144 33280 30753 28575 29011 27007 27878 29098 31537 29098 26572 30231 28662 27704 30753 31276 30579 29621 29098 30492 27530 30231 25700 27356 30144 26049 29272 26136 27878 28662 27356 29185 29447 29708 25526 28314 27704 31189 25613 28750 28488 30405 29621 26223 27617 27617 24132 27530 28750 28140 28662 25875 28598 10 3830

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2013 Tribune, Kansas Irrigated Corn Performance Test, Greeley County BRAND PRODUCERS GOLDEN ACRES DEKALB LG SEEDS B-H GENETICS MYCOGEN GOLDEN ACRES TRIUMPH PIONEER INTEGRITY PRODUCERS TRIUMPH MYCOGEN LG SEEDS PRODUCERS PRODUCERS PHILLIPS DEKALB PRODUCERS LG SEEDS MYCOGEN PHILLIPS MYCOGEN B-H GENETICS PRODUCERS LG SEEDS PIONEER PHILLIPS PHILLIPS TRIUMPH B-H GENETICS PHILLIPS PHILLIPS PHILLIPS PIONEER GOLDEN ACRES INTEGRITY PRODUCERS DEKALB LG SEEDS

NAME

RANK

YIELD (bu/a)

PAVG (%)

TW (lb/bu)

MOIST (%)

DAYS (silk)

HT (in)

STAND (%)

Plants per acre

7224VT3Pro G5621 DKC64-69 GENVT3P LG5607VT3Pro BH 8928VTTP 2Y816 G4598 1366S P1690AM 7854 7624VT3 1157S 2V709 LG5618STX 7014VT3 7574VT3Pro PSF143 VT2Pro DKC61-88 GENVT3P 7414VT3 LG2620VT3PRIB 2Y767 PSF141 SS 2K757 XP 7825VTTP 7394VT3 LG2602VT3PRIB P1151HR PSF121 VT3Pro 709 VT3Pro 1217S BH 8570VTTP PSF122 VT3Pro PSF112 VT3Pro PSF163 VT2Pro P0636HR G1631 7752 6884VT3Pro DKC52-61 GENSS LG2636VT3PRIB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40

269 267 266 265 262 261 261 257 255 255 254 254 253 253 252 251 249 249 248 248 247 247 247 246 246 246 245 243 241 241 239 235 234 234 233 231 224 222 220 218

109 108 108 107 106 106 106 104 103 103 103 103 103 103 102 102 101 101 101 101 100 100 100 100 100 100 99 98 98 98 97 95 95 95 94 93 91 90 89 88

57 57 58 58 57 57 59 57 57 58 57 58 58 57 59 57 57 59 57 58 58 58 57 60 58 58 58 59 56 58 59 59 60 58 60 59 59 60 61 57

18 19 18 17 20 20 16 20 19 19 19 18 18 19 16 19 19 16 19 18 17 18 19 15 18 18 17 16 20 18 16 17 15 18 15 17 16 16 13 19

77 75 75 75 77 78 75 77 78 76 75 75 75 76 76 76 75 74 75 75 75 74 74 71 75 77 75 73 75 75 74 72 73 77 74 75 77 76 73 76

100 95 102 96 109 115 108 97 108 115 96 98 97 95 99 100 95 101 102 100 101 102 99 99 100 100 98 102 95 101 102 97 98 103 108 95 115 104 97 100

104 100 100 100 101 98 101 96 100 98 100 100 99 96 102 103 101 99 98 100 96 101 101 94 100 101 100 96 97 93 101 102 94 90 98 96 96 95 96 97

36432 34848 35046 35046 35442 34254 35343 33759 35145 34254 35145 34947 34650 33660 35640 35937 35442 34749 34155 35046 33759 35343 35442 32769 34947 35244 34848 33759 33858 32571 35442 35739 32868 31482 34452 33759 33462 33264 33462 34056

247 7 23

100 7 9

58 1 1

18 3 1

75 1 1

101 3 4

99 3 5

34487 3 1662

Average CV (%) LSD (0.05) *Yields in bold in the top LSD group.

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2013 Belleville, Kansas Dryland Corn Performance Test, Republic County BRAND MIDLAND GOLDEN ACRES GOLDEN HARVEST MIDLAND PIONEER TRIUMPH MIDLAND GOLDEN ACRES MIDLAND DEKALB PHILLIPS PHILLIPS PHILLIPS PHILLIPS AGRIGOLD LG SEEDS DEKALB GOLDEN HARVEST PIONEER MIDLAND PHILLIPS GOLDEN HARVEST PIONEER LG SEEDS MIDLAND TRIUMPH PRODUCERS PHILLIPS GOLDEN HARVEST GOLDEN HARVEST PRODUCERS PRODUCERS DEKALB AGRIGOLD AGRIGOLD LG SEEDS MIDLAND PRODUCERS PRODUCERS TRIUMPH GOLDEN HARVEST PRODUCERS PHILLIPS PHILLIPS

NAME

RANK

653PRW G5621 G13S06-3111 714PRW P1690AM 1157S 534PRW G6641 583PRW GENVT3P PSF141 SS PSF053 VT2Pro PSF082 VT3Pro PSF122 VT3Pro A6517VT3PRIB B GENVT3P G11U58-3111 P1151HR 573PRW PSF112 VT3Pro G14H66-GTA P0636HR B 344PRW 1366S 7134VT3 PSF121 VT3Pro G13N18-3111 G01P52-3011A 7414VT3 6108STXRIB GENSS A6553VT3PRIB A6408VT3PRIB B 624PRW 6424VT3Pro 7014VT3 1217S G16K01-3111 5898STXRIB PSF003 VT2Pro PSF071 VT3Pro

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

Average CV (%) LSD (0.05)

YIELD (bu/a) 195 189 182 181 180 180 179 178 177 176 175 172 172 171 170 170 169 169 166 166 162 162 161 161 159 159 159 159 158 158 157 157 156 156 155 155 154 153 152 149 147 144 141 113

PAVG (%) 119 116 111 110 110 110 109 109 108 107 107 105 105 105 104 104 103 103 101 101 99 99 98 98 97 97 97 97 97 96 96 96 95 95 95 95 94 93 93 91 90 88 86 69

TW (lb/bu) 58 59 58 56 59 56 56 58 58 58 59 58 58 58 54 57 56 56 60 59 58 57 56 58 59 56 57 59 57 57 56 57 57 55 57 56 58 54 55 57 56 57 58 57

MOIST (%) 16 15 14 15 14 14 15 15 14 14 14 15 14 14 13 15 14 15 15 15 16 15 14 14 15 15 15 14 15 14 14 14 14 15 14 14 17 14 14 14 14 14 14 16

DAYS (silk) 65 65 68 70 68 65 65 68 65 65 68 65 68 65 70 68 68 68 65 65 65 68 65 70 65 70 65 65 70 65 68 65 65 65 68 68 70 70 70 65 68 65 65 65

STAND (%) 95 102 102 99 99 101 97 94 102 102 95 100 99 105 93 99 113 100 97 87 90 92 101 103 101 93 100 100 102 109 98 105 101 106 92 91 106 96 97 96 93 101 97 93

Plants per acre 23628 25476 25476 24816 24684 25212 24156 23496 25608 25476 23628 24948 24684 26268 23232 24684 28248 24948 24156 21648 22440 23100 25212 25872 25344 23364 25080 25080 25476 27324 24552 26136 25212 26532 23100 22836 26400 23892 24288 24024 23364 25212 24288 23364

164 10 28

100 10 17

57 0 0

15 0 0

67 0 0

99 7 11

24681 7 2696

*Yields in bold in the top LSD group.

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2013 Colby, Kansas Irrigated Corn Performance Test, Thomas County BRAND

NAME

RANK

YIELD (bu/a)

PAVG (%)

TW (lb/bu)

MOIST (%)

DAYS (silk)

LODGE (%)

STAND (%)

Plants per acre

PHILLIPS

PSF143 VT2Pro

1

282

117

56

23

79

0

97

32126

MIDLAND

653PRW

2

268

111

56

22

78

0

91

29948

MYCOGEN

2K757

3

266

110

54

21

79

1

101

33432

MIDLAND

714PRW

4

263

109

55

23

81

0

91

30056

TRIUMPH

1157S

5

259

107

56

20

79

0

93

30601

GOLDEN ACRES

G4598

6

258

107

58

21

78

0

90

29730

MIDLAND

573PRW

7

258

107

59

21

78

1

89

29403

PHILLIPS

PSF122 VT3Pro

8

257

107

57

22

76

0

94

31037

DEKALB

DKC64-69 GENVT3P

9

257

106

58

21

81

1

93

30819

TRIUMPH

TRX21354R2

10

257

106

55

22

82

1

97

31908

MYCOGEN

2Y816

11

256

106

53

23

83

1

84

27661

MIDLAND

583PRW

12

256

106

57

21

78

0

92

30383

MIDLAND

344PRW

13

254

105

58

16

76

0

97

32126

LG SEEDS

LG2642VT3PRIB

14

253

105

56

22

79

1

97

32017

PIONEER

P1690AM

15

253

105

58

22

81

1

95

31363

TRIUMPH

1366S

16

253

105

55

23

81

0

91

30056

PIONEER

P1151HR

17

251

104

59

19

79

0

92

30492

MIDLAND

624PRW

18

250

104

58

21

79

4

98

32234

LG SEEDS

LG5618STX

19

248

103

58

22

80

0

96

31581

LG SEEDS

LG2636VT3PRIB

20

247

102

55

21

80

1

99

32561

DEKALB

DKC61-88 GENVT3P

21

247

102

58

19

77

0

88

28967

TRIUMPH

1217S

22

246

102

57

21

79

0

86

28423

MYCOGEN

2V709

23

246

102

57

21

78

0

93

30710

PRODUCERS

7134VT3

24

246

102

55

20

80

0

90

29839

PRODUCERS

7574VT3Pro

25

244

101

56

20

80

2

95

31472

GOLDEN ACRES

G5621

26

243

101

56

23

80

0

94

30928

LG SEEDS

LG5630VT3PRIB

27

242

100

54

21

80

0

97

32017

PIONEER

P0636HR

28

241

100

58

16

79

1

98

32343

PHILLIPS

PSF121 VT3Pro

29

240

99

59

18

77

0

92

30492

MYCOGEN

2Y767

30

239

99

55

23

79

0

92

30492

PRODUCERS

7224VT3Pro

31

238

99

55

19

80

1

92

30383

LG SEEDS

LG2602VT3PRIB

32

235

97

55

20

81

0

89

29512

INTEGRITY

7752

33

234

97

59

18

82

0

89

29512

MIDLAND

622PRW

34

234

97

57

20

80

0

88

29185

PRODUCERS

7414VT3

35

231

95

55

18

77

0

92

30274

PRODUCERS

7394VT3

36

229

95

57

16

79

3

94

31037

INTEGRITY

7854

37

228

94

56

22

81

2

92

30274

PHILLIPS

PSF112 VT3Pro

38

228

94

58

17

76

0

86

28423

PHILLIPS

PSF141 SS

39

228

94

58

22

79

0

83

27334

GOLDEN ACRES

G1631

40

226

94

58

19

79

0

86

28314

MIDLAND

670PRW

41

226

94

56

22

80

0

91

29948

STINE

9728EVT3PRO

42

226

93

57

18

77

1

90

29621

PHILLIPS

PSF163 VT2Pro

43

224

93

57

21

81

0

81

26681

PRODUCERS

7014VT3

44

224

93

55

18

80

0

87

28750

DEKALB

DKC52-61 GENSS

45

223

92

56

14

78

0

95

31472

PHILLIPS

709 VT3Pro

46

223

92

56

22

77

0

87

28859

STINE

9732VT3PRO

47

220

91

55

20

77

1

86

28532

STINE

9739VT3PRO

48

212

88

54

21

78

1

86

28423

STINE PRODUCERS

9631VT3PRO 6884VT3Pro

49 50

211 204

87 84

56 57

17 14

77 79

1 0

84 92

27770 30492

242 8 28

100 8 12

56 1 1

20 5 1

79 2 2

1 -2

92 9 11

30200 9 3601

Average CV (%) LSD (0.05) *Yields in bold in the top LSD group.

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Golden Acres Genetics Harvest Report   

Planted: 5/6/2013 Type:

Plot Cooperator:

Harvested:

STRIP

Herbicide:

Soil:

City: Hoxie

Tillage:

Bill Nondorf

Right across from House

Insecticide: Minimum-Till

Fertilizer:

Hybrid

220#NH3, 5G 9-24-3 28,000

Irrigated Pivot

Population:

Dryland No

Plant Method: Crop Year:

Planting Company Order Name

Corn

Row Rows Row Total Moisture Length Width Weight

Test Weight

Rows

2013

Yield* Plot Avg

% of Plot

Rank X of X

0

Golden Harvest

13N18 3111

1113

4

30

3162

13.4

56

225.15

205.54

9%

2 of 16

0

Golden Harvest

9118 3111

1113

4

30

3030

12.5

58

217.99

205.54

6%

4 of 16

0

Pioneer

1151

1113

4

30

2800

12.6

61

201.21

205.54

-2%

12 of 16

0

Golden Harvest

11U58 3111

1113

4

30

2850

12.6

58

204.81

205.54

0%

7 of 16

0

Golden Harvest

08X83 3110

1113

4

30

2700

12

60

195.36

205.54

-5%

13 of 16

0

Golden Harvest

8230 3111

1113

4

30

2560

12.2

60

184.81

205.54

-11%

15 of 16

0

Golden Harvest

14H66 GTA

1093

4

30

2910

13.3

57

211.24

205.54

3%

5 of 16

0

Golden Harvest

14R38 3000

1113

4

30

2890

14

57

204.35

205.54

-1%

10 of 16

0

Golden Harvest

13E90 3122

1113

4

30

2880

13.6

53

204.59

205.54

0%

9 of 16

0

Golden Acres

X-6226 SS

1113

4

30

2846

12.8

60

204.05

205.54

-1%

11 of 16

0

Golden Acres

24V61

1113

4

30

2470

12.6

61

177.50

205.54

-16%

16 of 16

0

Golden Acres

G4655 A

1113

4

30

3236

13.3

57

230.68

205.54

11%

1 of 16

0

Golden Acres

G5531

1113

4

30

2710

13.2

59

193.41

205.54

-6%

14 of 16

0

Catalyst

7334

1113

4

30

2898

14.1

58

204.68

205.54

0%

8 of 16

0

Golden Acres

G4598

1113

4

30

2960

13.7

59

210.03

205.54

2%

6 of 16

0

Golden Harvest

9118 3111

1113

4

30

3088

13.8

56

218.86

205.54

6%

3 of 16

Plot contains too many entries to graph.

20133455

Form Number District:

9

For more information about top producing hybrids from Golden Acres Genetics, contact your local Southern Seed Specialist at 1-800-692-6848.

*(Yields in bu/A, adjusted to 15% moisture) Yield Formula Corn: (((100 - Moisture) / 100) * 109.815 * Total Pounds / Row Length / # Rows / Row Width) * 100

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Golden Acres Genetics Harvest Report   

Planted: 5/22/2013 Type:

STRIP

Tillage:

Plot Cooperator: Bill Nondorf

10/28/2013

Harvested: Herbicide:

Soil:

City: Hoxie

Grain Sorghum

Insecticide: Minimum-Till

Fertilizer:

18G 27-0-0-1, 3.6G 9-24-3

Irrigated

Population: 0.00

Dryland: Yes

Plant Method: Crop Year: 2013

Order

Company Name

Hybrid

Row Row Total Length Rows Width Weight Moisture

Test Weight

Yield* Plot Avg

% of Plot

Plot Rank

0

Golden Acres

3545

638

8

30

930

11.2

58

3278.19

3392.56

-3%

5 / 11

0

Golden Acres

3552

638

8

30

940

11

58

3320.91

3392.56

-2%

4 / 11

0

Golden Acres

3696

618

8

30

830

14.5

58

2908.14

3392.56

-17%

11 / 11

0

Golden Acres

5515

638

8

30

1120

10.4

58

3983.50

3392.56

15%

2 / 11

0

Golden Acres

5556

638

8

30

890

10.5

58

3161.93

3392.56

-7%

8 / 11

0

Golden Acres

5613

618

8

30

890

10.5

58

3264.25

3392.56

-4%

6 / 11

0

Golden Acres

5875

638

8

30

1270

12.2

58

4426.26

3392.56

23%

1 / 11

0

Golden Acres

737

618

8

30

800

10.4

58

2937.44

3392.56

-15%

10 / 11

0

Golden Acres

Check 48

638

8

30

1040

8.8

58

3765.02

3392.56

10%

3 / 11

0

Golden Acres

H-390W

618

8

30

820

8.8

58

3064.64

3392.56

-11%

9 / 11

0

Golden Acres

5745

638

8

30

890

9.2

58

3207.85

3392.56

-6%

7 / 11

Plot contains too many entries to graph.

Form Number:

20133457

District: 9 For more information about top producing hybrids from Golden Acres Genetics, contact your local Seed Specialist at 1-800-692-6848.

*(Yields in bu/A, adjusted to 14% moisture) Yield Formula Sorghum: (((100 - Moisture) / 100) * 6078.14 * Total Pounds / Row Length / # Rows / Row Width) * 100

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Golden Acres Genetics Harvest Report   

Planted: 5/6/2013

City: Hoxie Plot Cooperator:

BJR Farms

Pioneer Plot in Hoxie, KS

STRIP

Herbicide:

Soil:

Silt Clay Loam

Insecticide:

Tillage:

Conventional

Fertilizer:

Hybrid

32,000

Irrigated Pivot

Population:

Dryland No

Plant Method: Crop Year:

Planting Company Order Name

10/22/2013

Harvested:

Type:

Row Rows Row Total Moisture Length Width Weight

Test Weight

Corn

Rows

2013

Yield* Plot Avg

% of Plot

Rank X of X

0

Pioneer

P1151 AM

2456

8

30

14428

15.7

62

226.60

226.37

0%

6 of

9

0

Pioneer

P1498 AM

2456

8

30

13822

15.6

62

217.34

226.37

-4%

8 of

9

0

Pioneer

P1625 CHR

2456

8

30

14316

15.8

62

224.57

226.37

-1%

7 of

9

0

Pioneer

P1690 AM

2456

8

30

14852

16.1

62

232.15

226.37

2%

2 of

9

0

Pioneer

P1768 AMX

2456

8

30

14574

16.4

62

226.99

226.37

0%

5 of

9

0

Golden Harvest

8969 3122

2456

8

30

13712

15.9

59

214.84

226.37

-5%

9 of

9

0

Golden Harvest

9118 3111

2456

8

30

14580

15.9

56

228.44

226.37

1%

4 of

9

0

Golden Harvest

9253 3111

2456

8

30

14774

16.3

58

230.38

226.37

2%

3 of

9

0

Golden Acres

G4598

2456

8

30

15084

16

61

236.06

226.37

4%

1 of

9

Plot contains too many entries to graph.

20139050

Form Number District:

9

For more information about top producing hybrids from Golden Acres Genetics, contact your local Southern Seed Specialist at 1-800-692-6848.

*(Yields in bu/A, adjusted to 15% moisture) Yield Formula Corn: (((100 - Moisture) / 100) * 109.815 * Total Pounds / Row Length / # Rows / Row Width) * 100

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Golden Acres Genetics Harvest Report   

Planted: 5/7/2013

City: St. John Plot Cooperator:

Brian Dunn

STRIP

Herbicide:

Soil:

Sandy Loam

Insecticide:

Tillage:

No Till

Fertilizer:

Hybrid

21,000

Irrigated

Population:

Dryland Yes

Plant Method: Crop Year:

Planting Company Order Name

10/3/2013

Harvested:

Type:

Row Rows Row Total Moisture Length Width Weight

Test Weight

Corn

Rows

2013

Yield* Plot Avg

% of Plot

Rank X of X

0

Pioneer

P1498 AQ

675

4

30

918

13.7

60

107.41

107.88

0%

4 of

7

0

Golden Acres

G4655 A

675

4

30

1040

16.5

58

117.73

107.88

8%

1 of

7

0

Golden Acres

G4678 DG

675

4

30

968

15.8

59

110.50

107.88

2%

3 of

7

0

Golden Acres

G4598

675

4

30

820

14.1

61

95.50

107.88

-13%

7 of

7

0

Golden Acres X-6375 VT2P DG

675

4

30

922

14.9

60

106.37

107.88

-1%

5 of

7

0

Golden Acres X-6376 VT2P DG

675

4

30

910

15.1

60

104.74

107.88

-3%

6 of

7

675

4

30

990

15.9

59

112.88

107.88

4%

2 of

7

0

Catalyst

7334

Plot contains too many entries to graph.

20139051

Form Number District:

9

For more information about top producing hybrids from Golden Acres Genetics, contact your local Southern Seed Specialist at 1-800-692-6848.

*(Yields in bu/A, adjusted to 15% moisture) Yield Formula Corn: (((100 - Moisture) / 100) * 109.815 * Total Pounds / Row Length / # Rows / Row Width) * 100

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Golden Acres Genetics Harvest Report   

Planted: 5/7/2013

City: St. John Plot Cooperator:

Brian Dunn

STRIP

Herbicide:

Soil:

Sandy Loam

Insecticide:

Tillage:

No Till

Fertilizer:

Hybrid

17,300

Irrigated

Population:

Dryland Yes

Plant Method: Crop Year:

Planting Company Order Name

10/3/2013

Harvested:

Type:

Row Rows Row Total Moisture Length Width Weight

Test Weight

Corn

Rows

2013

Yield* Plot Avg

% of Plot

Rank X of X

0

Pioneer

P1498 AQ

675

4

30

860

15.2

60

98.87

99.32

0%

4 of

8

0

Producers

6944

675

4

30

838

13.2

60

98.61

99.32

-1%

5 of

8

0

Catalyst

7344

675

4

30

840

16.3

59

95.32

99.32

-4%

6 of

8

0

Golden Acres

G4678 DG

675

4

30

1070

15.3

59

122.87

99.32

19%

1 of

8

0

Golden Acres

G4655 A

675

4

30

894

16.7

57

100.96

99.32

2%

2 of

8

0

Golden Acres

G4598

675

4

30

772

13.6

61

90.43

99.32

-10%

7 of

8

0

Golden Acres X-6375 VT2P DG

675

4

30

870

15.8

60

99.31

99.32

0%

3 of

8

0

Golden Acres X-6376 VT2P DG

675

4

30

770

15.5

60

88.21

99.32

-13%

8 of

8

Plot contains too many entries to graph.

20139052

Form Number District:

9

For more information about top producing hybrids from Golden Acres Genetics, contact your local Southern Seed Specialist at 1-800-692-6848.

*(Yields in bu/A, adjusted to 15% moisture) Yield Formula Corn: (((100 - Moisture) / 100) * 109.815 * Total Pounds / Row Length / # Rows / Row Width) * 100

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New Mexico 2013 Forage Corn Performance Test - Agricultural Science Center at Clovis Investigators: M.A. Marsalis, A. Mesbah, A. Scott, and B. Niece Test Description

Location: County/Area: Longitude: Latitude: Elevation: Soil Name: Soil Texture: Soil Depth:

Management Practices: Curry -103.22 34.60 4435 ft. Olton clay loam >60 in.

Previous Crop: Planting Date: Harvest Date:

Growing Conditions:

fallow 14-May 9-Sep

Production Inputs Rate

Date

Fertilizer:

Test Design: Replications: Plot Length: Rows per Plot: Row Spacing: Seeding Rate:

3 20 ft. 2 30 in. 27000 seed/a

Nitrogen Nitrogen P2O5 S Zn Herbicides: Bicep Lite II Mag Brawl

Insecticides: Onager Prevathon Oberon Prevathon

11 240 60 40 3

lb/a lb/a lb/a lb/a qt/a

carryover 14-May 14-May 14-May 14-May

3 pt/a 1 pt/a

15-May 24-Jun

14 14 8 20

oz/ac oz/ac oz/ac oz/ac

24-Jun 24-Jun 4-Aug 4-Aug

January February March April May June July August September† October November December †September 1-9

Average Temp. o F

Precip. in.

Irrigation in.

52.4 64.0 74.7 74.0 75.0 69.0

0.00 0.45 1.67 3.26 1.49 0.06

0.07 3.10 5.15 4.90 4.97 1.00

Seasonal Precipitation: Total Irrigation:

Date of Last Spring Frost: Date of First Fall Frost: Frost Free Period:

6.9 in. 19.2 in.

3-May 19-Oct 169 days

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New Mexico 2013 Forage Corn Performance Test - Agricultural Science Center at Clovis Results Dry Forage t/a

Green Forage t/a

Moisture at Harvest %

CP %

NDF %

NDFD 48hr %

Starch %

Ash %

TDN %

NEl Mcal/lb

Milk/ Ton lb/t

Milk/ Acre lb/a

10.2 10.1 10.1 9.6 9.6

28.7 26.4 28.5 29.9 29.0

64.4 61.5 64.7 67.8 66.9

9.0 8.6 8.6 9.7 8.5

42.6 45.7 42.4 44.0 45.4

60.1 61.6 60.0 60.8 59.0

27.2 25.4 29.8 24.3 23.8

4.2 4.2 3.7 3.8 3.9

65.9 66.6 66.3 66.0 64.0

0.677 0.686 0.682 0.679 0.656

3159 3227 3187 3173 3014

32231 32715 32066 30565 28852

D57VP75 (CX12117) BH 8700 VTTP XP 8910 RR 1801 H BH 8630 VTTP

9.6 9.6 9.4 9.4 9.3

26.3 25.8 26.5 28.3 24.2

63.5 62.9 64.5 66.8 61.6

9.2 9.2 9.0 8.8 8.8

39.8 38.1 43.5 45.7 44.3

60.0 59.9 60.9 59.8 59.9

30.5 31.5 27.2 24.1 26.5

3.4 3.9 4.5 3.8 4.1

67.4 67.7 66.5 65.2 65.9

0.694 0.698 0.685 0.671 0.678

3267 3292 3214 3112 3158

31272 31526 30267 29290 29339

CPS Dyna-Gro B-H Genetics B-H Genetics Mycogen Seeds B-H Genetics

CX50VP43 X 13177 RRLF XP 8890 RR TMF2H918 BH 8830 VTTP

9.3 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.0

22.9 25.6 23.8 27.1 24.2

59.4 64.2 61.8 66.5 62.7

9.1 8.7 9.2 9.4 9.1

40.0 45.7 43.8 45.9 40.4

60.3 61.6 60.8 59.0 58.1

30.5 25.7 27.0 22.0 31.0

4.1 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.4

67.5 66.6 66.7 63.9 67.2

0.695 0.685 0.687 0.656 0.692

3276 3225 3229 3009 3234

30345 29318 29375 27308 29273

Golden Acres Genetics B-H Genetics Triumph Seed Co. B-H Genetics CPS Dyna-Gro

G7601 BH 8732 VTTP 1725 H BH 8895 VT2P D59HR50

9.0 8.9 8.9 8.7 8.6

26.1 26.0 25.8 25.0 26.1

65.6 65.5 65.6 65.3 67.0

9.2 9.1 8.7 8.8 9.3

42.3 42.3 45.7 40.9 44.1

60.4 60.1 60.2 61.5 60.6

26.5 26.9 25.5 30.6 26.0

3.8 3.8 4.1 4.0 4.3

66.0 66.1 66.0 67.5 66.2

0.679 0.680 0.679 0.696 0.681

3171 3174 3168 3290 3185

28450 28380 28075 28511 27377

CPS Dyna-Gro B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics

D55GT73 BH 8977 RR/HX X 13176 RRLF X 12111 LF

8.6 8.5 8.4 8.2

25.2 25.6 25.0 23.9

66.0 66.6 66.2 65.8

9.5 8.9 9.3 8.9

42.1 45.2 46.2 47.0

61.8 61.1 61.4 59.6

28.2 25.4 21.9 22.9

3.8 4.0 4.4 4.1

67.8 66.1 64.4 64.8

0.699 0.681 0.661 0.665

3313 3188 3064 3077

28393 27184 25843 25149

9.2 0.7 0.05 4.8 <0.0001

26.1 2.1 0.05 4.9 <0.0001

64.7 2.5 0.05 2.4 <0.0001

60.4 26.7 1.7 4.1 0.05 0.05 1.7 9.3 0.0058 <0.0001

4.0 NS 0.05 9.4 0.1035

66.2 1.8 0.05 1.7 0.0006

0.681 0.020 0.05 1.8 0.0007

Brand/Company Name

Hybrid/Variety Name

Triumph Seed Co. Golden Acres Genetics Mycogen Seeds Mycogen Seeds Mycogen Seeds

1358 S G8551 TMF2H747 TMF2L874 TMF2L825

CPS Dyna-Gro B-H Genetics B-H Genetics Triumph Seed Co. B-H Genetics

Trial Mean LSD LSD P > CV F Test

9.0 43.5 0.5 3.2 0.05 0.05 3.1 4.5 0.0001 <0.0001

3184 29213 139 2824 0.05 0.05 2.6 5.9 0.0012 <0.0001

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2013 State Silage Corn Performance Test on the Texas High Plains Wenwei Xu1*, Thomas Marek2, Traci Bland3, Andy Cranmer4, and Dennis Pietsch5 1

Corn Breeder, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Lubbock; 2Irrigation Engineer, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Amarillo; 3Research Associate, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Lubbock; 4 Farm Research Services Manager, Texas A&M AgriLife Research-Halfway; 5Director of Crop Testing Program, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, College Station. *Corresponding author: W. Xu, Tel. 806-746-4015, E-mail: we-xu@tamu.edu. Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension-Lubbock Center Technical Report No. 13-4. Introduction The significant dairy and beef industries in the Texas High Plains require large amounts of high quality and low cost grain and silage corn. Selection of a hybrid with high tonnage potential and acceptable quality is a key decision that a producer continually faces. We initiated the state silage corn performance test at the Texas A&M AgriLife North Plains Research Field at Etter in 2007, and at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Halfway in 2008 (Xu et al, 2007; 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). Since then, we have conducted the tests at both locations annually. The interest among producers and the seed industry regarding this programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s data remains strong. Almost all seed companies that offer corn hybrids in this region have participated in the tests, and the number of hybrids entered annually continues to grow at the Etter location while remaining the same at the Halfway location. For a fee, commercial seed companies have an opportunity to enter hybrids at either or both test sites. To our knowledge, this is the only public comparative field testing program available in the Texas High Plains. The goal is to provide producers with timely and unbiased performance information regarding yield, quality, and agronomic traits. Entries of 2013 State Silage Corn Performance Test at Etter and Halfway: A total of 40 hybrids from nine companies entered into the Etter test and 32 hybrids from seven companies were tested at the Halfway location. One commercial hybrid was dropped from both locations at the data analysis stage due to poor seed quality and less than desirable stands. In addition, 10 experimental hybrids developed by the Texas A&M AgriLife corn breeding program in Lubbock were included at both locations (Tables 1 and 3). Relative maturity is reported as per the seed companies and ranges from 107-123 days. Experimental Designs: The test was conducted under a center pivot field at the Texas A&M AgriLife North Plains Research Field at Etter and at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Halfway. The tests used a randomized complete block design with three replications. Each plot consisted of four rows, 18 feet long with 2-foot alleys. Row-spacing was 30-inches at Etter and 40 inches at Halfway. The two center rows of each plot were harvested for yield. Agronomic Practices at Etter: The test was planted on April 26 and harvested on September 9, 2013. The previous crop was wheat, followed by summer fallow. Pre-plant fertilizers were applied at the rate of 108 (N)

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lbs/a and 78 (P) lbs/a with a strip till rig on April 24. An additional 140 lbs. of nitrogen was applied through the pivot on June 20 through July 30. An herbicide mixture of Bicep Lite II Magnum at 1.25 qt/a, Balance Flex at 3 oz/a, Medal II at 8 pt/a, and Makaze at 1.5 pt/a was applied on April 12 and incorporated into the soil to control weeds before planting. On June 12, Option at 1.5 oz/a and Status at 8 oz/a were applied to control Johnson grass and other grassy weeds. Lorsban 15G was applied at 6.5 lbs/a through the planter units to control corn rootworm. At the three-leaf stage, seedlings were hand-thinned to a uniform target population of 32,912 plants/a. Strip till management was implemented without the listing of seedbeds. The test site had an adequate soil moisture profile level at planting. Monthly rainfall during the growing season was as follows: May – 0.17”, June –1.19”, July 2.28”, and August 2.10”. Total rainfall from planting to harvest (May to August) was 5.74”. The field was irrigated regularly at the 100% ET level through a center-pivot irrigation system fitted with LESA nozzles at 60” spacing. A total of 26.75 inches of water was applied during the season. Agronomic Practices at Halfway: The test was planted on April 22 and harvested on August 27, 2013. The previous crop was cotton. Pre-plant fertilizers were applied on March 15 at the rate of 150 lbs. N/a and 50 lbs. P/a. Fertilizers were immediately incorporated into the soil by using an offset disc. Herbicides Bicep at 3 pts/a and Roundup at 32 oz/a were applied on April 25 and activated by watering the field with the pivot. At three-leaf stage, seedlings were hand-thinned to achieve a uniform target population of 30,618 plants/a. On June 11, the liquid fertilizers were side dressed at 100 lbs. N/a using a coulter rig. A total of 3.1 inches of water was applied between April 6 and April 20 prior to planting. From planting to harvest, a total of 21.34 inches of water was applied at regular intervals (3.6” from April 27 to May 27, 4.51” from June 1 to 30, 7.83” from July 1 to 31, and 5.4 on August 1 to 25). In-season rainfall totaled 9.60 inches (April – 0, May 0, June 4.33”, July 3.67”, August 1.6”). With the high temperature and wind, the amount of irrigation water did not meet the plant evapotranspiration demand at 100% level. Data collected: Data was recorded for stand, flowering dates, plant and ear height, and root and stalk lodging. Stand is reported as a percentage of the target plant population. There were few plants with root or stalk lodging in the field at harvest in either location. The two-center rows of each plot were harvested with a John Deere 5200 small-plot silage chopper equipped with a Hagie silage plot weighing system. A mechanical problem with the silage chopper delayed harvesting 5-10 days later than the target date (average milk line at 50%), especially at Halfway where irrigation was withheld in preparation for harvesting. Plants were cut 5 inches above the ground. Approximately 2 lbs of a chopped sub-sample were collected from each plot, weighed for the fresh weight, dried at 500C, weighed for dry weight, and then analyzed for silage quality using NIR methods by the Dairy One Forage Lab (Ithaca, NY). The moisture content was calculated by using fresh and dry weight of the sub-samples. Yields were measured on a plot basis, converted to short tons per acre, and adjusted to a 65% moisture level. Test Results: The mean yield of all hybrids was 30.6 and 31.1 tons per acre at Etter and Halfway respectively (Tables 1 and 3). Due to dry and windy conditions and near-freezing temperatures

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in late April and early May, plant heights at both Etter and Halfway were shorter than previous years. Silage quality was analyzed with NIR and all analyzed quality traits were highly different among the entries (Tables 2 and 4). The NIR data for the third replication at Etter was questionable for unknown reasons, and therefore, forage quality results at Etter were based on only two replications. Users should consider different quality traits, but TDN and IVTN24 are commonly used to represent forage digestibility. The average TDN values were 78.9% at Etter and 79.8% at Halfway; the average IVTD24 values were 81.5% at Etter and 82.6% at Halfway (Tables 3 and 4). A high value of TDN and IVTD24 indicates a higher digestibility. Digestibility of corn silage is also highly correlated to the amount of grain produced and also the chemical composition of the stalk. Hybrid selection is an important decision for silage corn producers. A good silage hybrid should have a strong adaptation to local environment, appropriate maturity, high tonnage and digestibility, and stable production performance across varying environments. This combination of qualities make the complex and challenging task of maximizing feedstuff potential for cattle more efficient and leads to higher producing cattle operations in the Texas high plains. All silage corn in the High Plains is virtually produced with irrigation water derived from the Ogallala Aquifer. More tonnage per acre and better forage quality is a good indicator of genetic improvement of crop water use efficiency and better genetics adapted to this environment. These results are available at the State Crop Performance Test Program (http://varietytesting.tamu.edu) and the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Lubbock Center websites (http://lubbock.tamu.edu). These results will help producers, Extension specialists and consultants select commercial hybrids best suited in the Texas High Plains. For citation, please use: Wenwei Xu, Thomas Marek, Traci Bland, Andy Cranmer, and Dennis Pietsch. 2013. 2013 State Silage Corn Performance Test on the Texas High Plains. Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension-Lubbock Center Technical Report No.14-4. Pages 1-12. References: Wenwei Xu, Bruce Spinhirne, Thomas Marek, Brent Bean, and Dennis Pietsch. 2007. Silage corn hybrids for the Texas High Plains. TAES-Lubbock Center Technical Publication No.072. pp.2. Wenwei Xu, Thomas Marek, Bruce Spinhirne, Bruce Carlson, Travis John, Brent Bean, and Dennis Pietsch. 2009. 2009 State Silage Corn Performance Test in the Texas High Plains. Texas AgriLife Research and Extension-Lubbock Center Technical Report No.09-4. pp.10. Wenwei Xu, Thomas Marek, Yongtao Yu, Andy Cranmer, Brent Bean, and Dennis Pietsch. 2011. 2011 State Silage Corn Performance Test on the Texas High Plains. Texas AgriLife Research and Extension-Lubbock Center Technical Report No.11-4. pp.8. Wenwei Xu, Thomas Marek, J. Wade Howard, Jill Breeden, Casey Hardin, and Dennis Pietsch. 2012. 2012 State Silage Corn Performance Test on the Texas High Plains. Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension-Lubbock Center Technical Report No.12-4. pp.16.

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Table 1. Means of stand, days to pollen shed (DTP), plant height (PHT), ear height (EHT), stalk lodging (STL), root lodging (RTL), moisture at harvest, and forage yield adjusted to 65% moisture of the State Silage Corn Performance Test at Etter, Texas in 2013. Hybrid 1555 PRO3 1550 PRO2 1880 PRO2 BH 8732 VTTP BH 8830 VTTP BH 8895 VT2P BH 8900 VIP3111 BH 8977 RR/HX BH 9029 VTTP X 12111 LF

Company Armor Armor Armor B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics

RM 114 115 117 118 117 118 118 117 119 116

Trait VT2PRO VT3PRO VT2PRO Genuity VT3P Genuity VT3P Genuity VT2P Viptera 3111 RR/HX Genuity VT3P N/A

Stand % 95.0 93.9 95.3 102.5 90.9 97.3 96.9 103.0 101.0 97.5

DTP days 78.0 78.0 78.0 77.0 78.0 77.0 77.0 78.0 76.0 81.0

PHT cm 256.0 227.0 260.0 275.0 261.0 264.0 284.0 274.0 262.0 302.0

EHT cm 105.0 92.0 91.0 104.0 95.0 97.0 96.0 104.0 88.0 112.0

Moist % 52.2 55.3 53.8 54.5 51.1 53.0 53.3 55.8 53.1 53.1

Yield Tons/a 28.70 30.41 31.76 33.41 31.59 30.55 28.32 31.18 28.89 31.60

% of test mean 93.8 99.4 103.8 109.2 103.2 99.8 92.5 101.9 94.4 103.3

Yield rank 39 29 16 5 18 28 42 22 37 17

XP 8890 RR 67H49 70R50 73B33 75B89 75L99 76H50 D53VC13 D55GT73 D57VP75

B-H Genetics Blue River Blue River Blue River Blue River Blue River Blue River CPS/DynaGro CPS/DynaGro CPS/DynaGro

119 113 114 116 116 116 117 113 115 117

RR None None None None None None VT2PRO GT VT3PRO

96.2 101.5 91.7 94.4 103.1 93.6 93.3 92.5 100.8 104.5

79.0 76.0 77.0 79.0 79.0 80.0 78.0 77.0 77.0 76.0

270.0 278.0 269.0 275.0 261.0 276.0 255.0 248.0 271.0 276.0

105.0 91.0 108.0 110.0 99.0 115.0 95.0 98.0 93.0 109.0

55.2 55.9 53.7 52.1 50.6 50.9 55.2 53.9 51.3 55.1

27.18 25.79 32.48 31.09 31.35 34.38 29.63 30.57 29.40 31.20

88.8 84.3 106.1 101.6 102.5 112.4 96.8 99.9 96.1 102.0

45 49 12 24 20 3 35 27 36 21

D 59HR50 G7601 G8551 DKC 66-42 DKC 66-87

CPS/DynaGro Golden Acres Golden Acres Monsanto Monsanto

119 117 118 116 116

RR HX VT3P VT3P GENSS GENVT2P

90.1 99.7 97.1 101.5 101.0

79.0 77.0 79.0 76.0 76.0

291.0 277.0 289.0 264.0 254.0

105.0 109.0 123.0 103.0 99.0

55.7 53.8 46.6 53.5 53.4

32.57 32.92 32.72 31.80 30.30

106.4 107.6 106.9 103.9 99.0

11 7 10 15 30

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Table 1. Means of stand, days to pollen shed (DTP), plant height (PHT), ear height (EHT), stalk lodging (STL), root lodging (RTL), moisture at harvest, and forage yield adjusted to 65% moisture of the State Silage Corn Performance Test at Etter, Texas in 2013 (continued). Hybrid DKC 67-88 TMF 2H747 TMF 2H918 TMF 2L825 TMF 2L874 1358S 1725H 1801H REV 17HR73 REV 18BHR84

Company Monsanto Mycogen Mycogen Mycogen Mycogen Triumph Triumph Triumph Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc

RM 117 113 123 117 118 113 117 118 107 108

Trait GENVT3P SSX HXI RR HXI RR SSX SmartStacx HXI/RR HX1/RR HXI/LL/RR YGCB/HXI/LL/RR

REV 22BHR54 REV 25BHR44 REV 26BHR50 REV 28HR20 CUBA1 x BR-1 DK7 x SS1 PBC1 x NS1 S1C2W64A1 x SS1 S1C2W64A2 x SS1 CUBA1TEO30 x NS1 CUBA1TEO33 x NS1 CUBA1TEO71 x NS1 CUBA1TEO72 x NS1 CUBA1TEO56 x NS2

Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M

112 115 116 118 116 118 116 115 115 115 115 115 115 115

YGCB/HXI/LL/RR YGCB/HXI/LL/RR YGCB/HXI/LL/RR HXI/LL/RR

Test Mean CV% LSD 0.05

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Stand % 100.7 100.0 88.6 101.5 102.4 99.0 94.9 100.0 99.5 99.0

DTP days 77.0 78.0 81.0 79.0 79.0 79.0 76.0 80.0 76.0 76.0

PHT cm 276.0 273.0 313.0 286.0 296.0 272.0 279.0 279.0 259.0 240.0

EHT cm 111.0 113.0 135.0 125.0 140.0 109.0 110.0 129.0 96.0 81.0

Moist % 48.5 45.3 61.1 48.5 57.9 49.7 57.7 38.7 46.7 49.0

Yield Tons/a 35.21 32.77 31.47 31.85 31.14 32.79 32.12 36.32 28.44 28.40

% of test mean 115.1 107.1 102.8 104.1 101.8 107.2 105.0 118.7 92.9 92.8

Yield Rank 2 9 19 14 23 8 13 1 40 41

89.9 97.6 102.5 96.0 97.6 92.2 89.4 86.9 98.0 90.0 90.4 94.9 91.4 102.0

76.0 79.0 78.0 79.0 79.0 79.0 78.0 79.0 79.0 77.0 76.0 77.0 77.0 78.0

246.0 271.0 274.0 281.0 298.0 284.0 272.0 271.0 266.0 271.0 269.0 261.0 272.0 278.0

87.0 97.0 93.0 103.0 133.0 119.0 98.0 115.0 98.0 115.0 105.0 103.0 105.0 121.0

54.0 48.1 51.9 47.6 57.1 55.0 63.3 54.1 46.3 45.6 48.8 40.6 43.5 35.4

26.95 30.61 29.82 33.45 29.79 26.53 28.77 30.13 30.06 30.92 27.41 25.83 27.21 33.06

88.1 100.0 97.4 109.3 97.4 86.7 94.0 98.5 98.2 101.0 89.6 84.4 88.9 108.0

46 26 33 4 34 47 38 31 32 25 43 48 44 6

96.7 7.1 11.1

77.9 1.5 1.9

271.6 4.1 18.0

105.9 11.6 19.9

51.6 7.2 6.0

30.6 8.16 4.05

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Table 2. Forage quality of the State Silage Corn Performance Test at Etter, Texas in 2013ยง. Hybrid 1555 PRO3 1550 PRO2 1880 PRO2 BH 8732 VTTP BH 8830 VTTP BH 8895 VT2P BH 8900 VIP3111 BH 8977 RR/HX BH 9029 VTTP X 12111 LF

Company Armor Armor Armor B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics

CP ADF NDF Lignin NFC Starch TDN IVTD24 NDFD24 MILK1 MILK2 8.3 18.3 32.7 2.4 54.1 45.8 79.0 82.5 45.0 3240.0 3610.5 8.7 18.5 33.4 3.0 53.1 43.5 79.0 82.0 46.0 3239.0 3591.0 8.5 20.0 35.6 3.0 51.6 41.9 78.0 80.5 45.0 3213.0 3551.5 8.0 21.4 37.6 2.8 49.9 40.4 78.0 79.5 45.5 3267.0 3594.5 8.4 19.5 34.4 2.6 52.6 43.2 78.0 80.5 43.5 3213.0 3563.0 7.7 19.1 33.5 2.5 53.6 45.6 78.0 82.0 45.0 3159.0 3528.5 9.1 19.0 33.9 3.0 52.7 43.1 79.0 83.0 49.5 3248.0 3597.0 8.3 17.3 31.2 2.5 55.7 47.7 80.0 83.5 47.0 3271.0 3657.0 8.2 21.2 37.5 2.7 49.4 40.8 78.0 80.0 47.0 3246.0 3576.5 8.7 22.3 39.1 3.1 47.4 37.1 77.0 79.5 48.0 3222.0 3522.5

XP 8890 RR 67H49 70R50 73B33 75B89 75L99 76H50 D53VC13 D55GT73 D57VP75

B-H Genetics Blue River Blue River Blue River Blue River Blue River Blue River CPS/DynaGro CPS/DynaGro CPS/DynaGro

8.4 8.7 8.4 8.6 8.5 8.3 8.7 8.0 8.3 8.6

17.2 18.9 21.4 19.2 18.6 21.7 22.4 20.2 17.5 18.1

31.0 33.4 37.4 33.5 33.9 38.6 39.6 35.9 31.1 32.2

2.3 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.5 3.1 2.6 2.7 2.5

56.5 53.4 49.5 52.7 53.2 48.0 47.0 51.5 55.4 54.5

47.9 43.6 39.7 43.9 44.1 38.6 37.0 42.6 47.3 46.8

79.0 79.0 78.0 80.0 80.0 79.0 78.0 79.0 81.0 80.0

83.0 81.5 80.0 82.0 82.5 80.5 79.0 81.0 83.5 83.0

44.5 44.5 46.0 47.0 49.0 49.5 47.5 47.0 45.5 46.5

3217.0 3256.0 3239.0 3324.0 3317.0 3330.0 3273.0 3251.0 3309.0 3269.0

3604.0 3608.5 3560.0 3657.5 3662.0 3638.5 3572.0 3596.5 3692.0 3647.5

D 59HR50 G7601 G8551 DKC 66-42 DKC 66-87

CPS/DynaGro Golden Acres Golden Acres Monsanto Monsanto

8.7 8.3 7.9 7.6 8.3

20.6 17.8 20.6 22.0 17.1

36.4 32.6 35.4 39.7 31.2

2.8 2.5 2.9 2.7 2.7

50.4 54.4 52.2 48.0 55.9

40.3 45.4 43.4 39.1 47.0

78.0 80.0 77.0 76.0 80.0

80.5 82.5 80.5 78.5 83.0

46.0 47.0 44.5 45.5 46.0

3213.0 3319.0 3138.0 3133.0 3245.0

3539.5 3686.5 3489.5 3449.5 3625.5

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Table 2. Forage quality of the State Silage Corn Performance Test at Etter, Texas in 2013 (continued). Hybrid DKC 67-88 TMF 2H747 TMF 2H918 TMF 2L825 TMF 2L874 1358S 1725H 1801H REV 17HR73 REV 18BHR84 REV 22BHR54

Company Monsanto Mycogen Mycogen Mycogen Mycogen Triumph Triumph Triumph Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc

CP ADF NDF Lignin NFC Starch TDN IVTD24 NDFD24 MILK1 MILK2 8.1 21.6 37.4 2.8 49.6 40.7 78.0 80.0 46.0 3211.0 3540.5 8.1 19.2 34.3 2.3 52.7 44.2 79.0 82.0 47.5 3264.0 3621.5 8.5 22.2 38.3 2.8 48.4 38.5 78.0 79.5 46.5 3297.0 3609.0 7.2 22.6 40.3 2.7 46.7 38.7 76.0 78.5 46.5 3120.0 3433.5 8.0 26.5 45.1 3.5 42.2 33.0 75.0 75.5 46.0 3129.0 3396.0 7.7 18.7 33.4 2.7 54.0 46.2 79.0 82.0 46.0 3193.0 3567.0 8.5 18.4 32.6 2.6 54.3 46.3 79.0 82.5 46.5 3201.0 3576.5 7.8 19.9 34.7 2.6 52.8 44.2 78.0 80.5 43.5 3165.0 3523.5 8.1 16.3 29.4 2.5 57.6 48.9 82.0 84.5 47.0 3336.0 3695.0 8.4 15.3 27.8 2.3 59.0 50.7 82.0 85.0 45.5 3331.0 3742.0 8.2 18.5 33.1 3.1 54.5 44.6 80.0 83.0 48.5 3319.0 3658.5

REV 25BHR44 REV 26BHR50 REV 28HR20 CUBA1 x BR-1 DK7 x SS1 PBC1 x NS1 S1C2W64A1 x SS1 S1C2W64A2 x SS1 CUBA1TEO30 x NS1 CUBA1TEO33 x NS1

Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M

8.6 8.4 8.8 9.5 8.7 9.0 9.3 8.8 8.2 8.1

16.3 17.6 18.8 20.7 22.3 23.0 19.4 20.3 19.2 18.6

28.8 30.7 32.8 36.5 38.3 40.5 33.1 35.3 34.2 33.6

2.4 2.8 3.0 2.9 3.0 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.3

58.5 55.9 54.1 49.6 48.0 46.0 53.2 51.2 52.8 53.7

49.7 46.9 45.3 39.2 39.0 34.9 42.8 41.1 44.4 44.5

80.0 81.0 80.0 79.0 77.0 77.0 80.0 79.0 80.0 80.0

84.0 83.5 83.0 81.0 79.0 79.0 82.5 81.5 82.5 82.5

44.5 46.5 48.0 48.0 46.0 48.5 47.0 48.5 49.5 48.5

3217.0 3344.0 3295.0 3311.0 3195.0 3234.0 3284.0 3313.0 3300.0 3314.0

3619.5 3694.5 3661.0 3628.0 3511.0 3516.5 3631.0 3646.5 3659.5 3674.0

CUBA1TEO71 x NS1 CUBA1TEO72 x NS1 CUBA1TEO56 x NS2

Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M

7.7 7.7 8.5

17.5 20.0 18.7

32.5 36.1 33.4

2.2 2.4 2.5

55.4 51.8 53.8

46.8 42.9 44.4

80.0 79.0 81.0

83.0 81.0 82.5

46.5 47.5 47.5

3302.0 3267.0 3346.0

3680.5 3614.5 3704.0

8.3 3.7 0.6

19.6 9.3 3.7

34.7 8.7 6.1

2.7 9.6 0.5

52.2 5.8 6.1

43.1 7.5 6.5

78.9 1.5 2.4

81.5 2.0 3.2

46.6 3.0 2.8

3253.9 1.5 100.4

3600.5 1.6 113.2

Test Mean CV% LSD 0.05

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: Forage nutritional values based on NIR analysis. CP = Crude protein, the total protein in the sample including true protein and nonprotein nitrogen. ADF = Acid detergent fiber, a measure of cellulose and lignin. ADF is negatively correlated with overall digestibility. NDF = Neutral detergent fiber, a measure of hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin representing the fibrous bulk of the forage. NDF is negatively correlated with intake. Lignin = undigestible plant component and has a negative impact on cellulose digestibility. NFC = Percentage of non-fibrous carbohydrates; estimates the amount of rapidly digestible carbohydrates in a forage. Starch is primarily in the grain and later maturing hybrids have lower starch since all hybrids were harvested at the same time. IVTD24 = In vitro true digestibility (IVTD) after 24 hours of incubation in rumen fluid. It measures digestibility and can be used to estimate energy. A higher value of IVTD 24 hr presents a better forage quality. NDFD24 = Percentage of NDF that is digestible by in vitro incubation. TDN = Total digestible nutrients. It represents the sum of the digestible protein, digestible nitrogen-free extract, digestible crude fiber and 2.25x the digestible fat. MILK 1 = Estimated lbs. of milk produced per ton of dry matter. MILK 2 = Estimated lbs. of milk produced per ton of processed dry matter. ยง

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Table 3. Means of stand, days to pollen shed (DTP), plant height (PHT), ear height (EHT), stalk lodging (STL), root lodging (RTL), moisture at harvest, and forage yield adjusted to 65% moisture of the State Silage Corn Performance Test at Halfway, Texas in 2013. % of Yield test Yield Tons/a mean rank 32.4 104.2 9 30.6 98.5 26 32.3 103.8 10 34.6 111.3 1 31.4 101.0 20 29.9 96.2 31 32.5 104.5 8 31.3 100.8 22 32.1 103.2 12 31.6 101.6 18

Hybrid 1555 PRO3 1550 PRO2 1880 PRO2 BH 8732 VTTP BH 8830 VTTP BH 8895 VT2P BH 8900 VIP3111 BH 9029 VTTP X 12111 LF XP 8910 RR

Company Armor Armor Armor B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics

RM 114 115 117 118 117 118 118 119 116 119

Trait VT3PRO VT2PRO VT2PRO Genuity VT3P Genuity VT3P Genuity VT2P Viptera 3111 Genuity VT3P N/A RR

Stand % 92.5 98.8 97.4 106.5 94.3 96.7 101.6 100.8 83.7 96.0

DTP days 73.7 73.0 74.7 74.3 74.7 76.3 75.3 75.0 78.7 74.7

PHT cm 211.0 216.0 236.0 258.0 249.0 264.0 250.0 252.0 284.0 267.0

EHT cm 90.0 89.0 98.0 118.0 105.0 106.0 99.0 109.0 98.0 105.0

Moist % 54.5 51.1 55.5 57.1 53.8 58.5 57.3 58.6 55.1 57.8

X11139 RR D53VC13 D55GT73 D57VP75 D 59HR50 DKC 67-88 DKC 66-87 DKC 66-42 TMF 2H747 TMF 2H918

B-H Genetics CPS/DynaGro CPS/DynaGro CPS/DynaGro CPS/DynaGro Monsanto Monsanto Monsanto Mycogen Mycogen

119 113 115 117 119 117 116 116 113 123

RR VT2PRO GT VT3PRO RR HX GENVT3P GENVT2P GENSS SSX HXI RR

95.1 84.3 103.7 96.7 82.3 100.0 103.3 101.2 104.9 91.1

73.3 73.3 75.0 74.3 76.7 75.0 73.3 75.0 77.3 78.0

257.0 231.0 242.0 238.0 271.0 250.0 243.0 237.0 254.0 271.0

127.0 95.0 94.0 109.0 108.0 120.0 85.0 106.0 115.0 118.0

54.7 52.6 56.6 56.9 57.2 57.2 54.1 55.2 59.0 57.9

32.0 31.2 30.5 32.1 32.0 30.4 29.7 33.1 32.9 31.7

102.8 100.2 98.2 103.2 102.8 97.7 95.4 106.3 105.9 101.9

14 25 27 13 15 29 34 6 7 17

TMF 2L825 TMF 2L874 REV 17HR73 REV 18BHR84 REV 22BHR54

Mycogen Mycogen Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc

117 118 107 108 112

HXI RR SSX HXI/LL/RR YGCB/HXI/LL/RR YGCB/HXI/LL/RR

96.3 93.5 105.3 99.6 99.2

78.0 79.0 73.0 72.7 73.0

264.0 103.0 271.0 133.0 241.0 94.0 225.0 82.0 232.0 97.0

59.2 60.9 49.4 50.0 50.6

31.8 30.5 31.3 28.0 32.2

102.3 98.0 100.6 90.1 103.6

16 28 23 42 11

9 B

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Table 3. Means of stand, days to pollen shed (DTP), plant height (PHT), ear height (EHT), stalk lodging (STL), root lodging (RTL), moisture at harvest, and forage yield adjusted to 65% moisture of the State Silage Corn Performance Test at Halfway, Texas in 2013 (continued).

Hybrid REV 25BHR44 REV 26BHR50 REV 28HR20 1358S 1725H

Company Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc Triumph Triumph

RM 115 116 118 113 117

Trait YGCB/HXI/LL/RR YGCB/HXI/LL/RR HXI/LL/RR SmartStacx HXI/RR

1801H CUBA1 x BR-1 DK7 x SS1 PBC1 x NS1 S1C2W64A1 x SS1 S1C2W64A2 x SS1 CUBA1TEO30 x NS1 CUBA1TEO33 x NS1 CUBA1TEO71 x NS1 CUBA1TEO72 x NS1

Triumph Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M

118 116 118 116 115 115 115 115 115 115

HX1/RR

CUBA1TEO56 x NS2 Fill 1 Fill 2

Texas A&M Fill 1 Fill 2

115 116 116

RW/HX1/LL/RR2 HX1/LL/RR2

Test mean CV% LSD 0.05

10 B

% of Yield test Yield Tons/a mean rank 30.0 96.6 30 29.8 95.7 33 31.4 101.0 21 29.5 94.9 39 29.9 96.0 32

Stand % 102.8 101.2 99.6 101.6 98.4

DTP days 74.0 74.3 77.7 78.7 73.7

PHT EHT cm cm 250.0 97.0 231.0 89.0 240.0 89.0 244.0 111.0 246.0 103.0

Moist % 56.2 55.0 54.5 59.5 59.6

101.6 98.0 80.5 83.0 79.7 87.8 100.6 81.3 89.4 93.1

78.7 77.3 78.3 75.0 77.3 76.0 74.7 73.3 74.0 73.7

255.0 258.0 261.0 247.0 250.0 245.0 233.0 245.0 220.0 245.0

112.0 118.0 111.0 98.0 98.0 97.0 101.0 93.0 82.0 91.0

59.5 54.3 55.8 58.3 56.6 52.1 51.7 49.7 47.0 45.6

31.6 29.2 29.5 31.2 29.2 33.1 33.5 29.6 26.4 29.5

101.6 94.0 94.9 100.4 93.9 106.4 107.8 95.1 84.9 94.9

19 40 38 24 41 5 3 35 43 37

90.7 100.7 102.4

74.3 76.7 74.3

248.0 103.0 241.0 99.0 252.0 98.0

48.2 48.9 50.1

33.2 33.7 29.5

106.6 108.4 95.0

4 2 36

95.7 6.8 10.7

75.3 2.0 2.5

247.1 102.2 5.6 9.1 22.3 15.0

54.7 4.4 3.9

31.1 7.2 3.7

100.1

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Table 4. Forage quality of the State Silage Corn Performance Test at Halfway, Texas in 2013. Hybrid 1555 PRO3 1550 PRO2 1880 PRO2 BH 8732 VTTP BH 8830 VTTP BH 8895 VT2P BH 8900 VIP3111 BH 9029 VTTP X 12111 LF XP 8910 RR

Company Armor Armor Armor B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics B-H Genetics

RM 114 115 117 118 117 118 118 119 116 119

CP ADF NDF Lignin NFC Starch TDN IVTD24 NDFD24 MILK1 MILK2 9.0 19.0 34.2 2.4 52.0 41.1 81.0 82.7 49.7 3430.0 3693.0 8.5 19.0 34.9 2.5 52.0 40.6 81.0 82.0 49.0 3413.0 3678.0 8.8 21.0 36.9 3.0 49.0 38.7 79.0 81.0 48.0 3354.0 3662.0 8.6 20.0 36.5 2.7 50.0 38.6 80.0 82.0 50.3 3379.0 3651.0 8.6 20.0 35.9 2.4 51.0 40.2 80.0 81.3 47.7 3411.0 3687.0 9.3 20.0 35.9 2.6 50.0 38.3 79.0 83.0 53.0 3354.0 3662.0 8.3 22.0 38.5 2.8 48.0 37.9 78.0 80.7 50.3 3293.0 3600.0 8.7 20.0 36.5 2.4 50.0 39.3 79.0 82.0 50.0 3338.0 3647.0 9.1 21.0 37.3 2.8 48.0 36.9 79.0 81.3 50.7 3350.0 3648.0 8.7 23.0 40.1 3.0 46.0 35.4 77.0 81.0 52.3 3281.0 3568.0

X11139 RR D53VC13 D55GT73 D57VP75 D 59HR50 DKC 67-88 DKC 66-87 DKC 66-42 TMF 2H747 TMF 2H918

B-H Genetics CPS/DynaGro CPS/DynaGro CPS/DynaGro CPS/DynaGro Monsanto Monsanto Monsanto Mycogen Mycogen

119 113 115 117 119 117 116 116 113 123

8.5 8.7 8.9 8.9 8.4 9.0 8.9 8.6 8.5 8.5

21.0 15.0 20.0 20.0 19.0 20.0 21.0 19.0 19.0 22.0

36.9 27.8 35.6 36.4 35.6 35.2 37.1 33.6 35.3 39.5

2.7 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.8 2.8

50.0 59.0 51.0 49.0 51.0 51.0 49.0 53.0 51.0 47.0

39.1 49.3 39.3 38.0 41.0 39.8 38.2 42.3 41.8 35.8

80.0 83.0 80.0 80.0 79.0 80.0 79.0 81.0 80.0 78.0

81.3 85.3 82.7 82.3 83.3 82.3 81.7 82.7 82.7 80.7

49.0 47.7 51.0 51.3 52.0 50.3 50.3 48.0 51.3 51.0

3397.0 3436.0 3396.0 3389.0 3311.0 3362.0 3322.0 3411.0 3350.0 3352.0

3656.0 3732.0 3678.0 3669.0 3608.0 3670.0 3623.0 3704.0 3664.0 3642.0

TMF 2L825 TMF 2L874 REV 17HR73 REV 18BHR84 REV 22BHR54

Mycogen Mycogen Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc

117 118 107 108 112

8.0 8.8 8.6 8.9 8.7

23.0 22.0 17.0 18.0 18.0

40.8 38.8 30.7 31.5 33.2

2.7 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7

46.0 47.0 55.0 54.0 53.0

35.4 35.4 45.5 44.4 42.0

78.0 78.0 81.0 82.0 81.0

79.0 82.0 85.0 85.0 85.0

48.7 53.3 51.3 52.0 53.3

3280.0 3348.0 3359.0 3438.0 3404.0

3567.0 3629.0 3707.0 3716.0 3698.0

11 B B

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Table 4. Forage quality of the State Silage Corn Performance Test at Halfway, Texas in 2013 (continued). Hybrid REV 25BHR44 REV 26BHR50 REV 28HR20 1358S 1725H 1801H CUBA1 x BR-1 DK7 x SS1 PBC1 x NS1 S1C2W64A1 x SS1 S1C2W64A2 x SS1 CUBA1TEO30 x NS1 CUBA1TEO33 x NS1 CUBA1TEO71 x NS1 CUBA1TEO72 x NS1 CUBA1TEO56 x NS2 Fill 1 Fill 2 Test mean CV% LSD 0.05

Company Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc Terral Seed, Inc Triumph Triumph Triumph Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Fill 1 Fill 2

RM 115 116 118 113 117 118 116 118 116 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 116 116

CP ADF NDF Lignin NFC Starch TDN IVTD24 NDFD24 MILK1 MILK2 8.7 20.0 35.5 2.6 51.0 41.1 80.0 82.7 51.0 3315.0 3645.0 9.2 19.0 33.5 2.6 52.0 41.5 81.0 83.3 50.7 3422.0 3704.0 9.2 21.0 36.5 2.9 49.0 38.4 79.0 82.7 52.7 3351.0 3640.0 8.7 21.0 37.8 2.7 49.0 38.6 79.0 82.3 52.7 3340.0 3633.0 8.6 19.0 34.6 2.4 52.0 41.8 81.0 83.3 52.0 3395.0 3687.0 8.1 23.0 40.9 3.0 46.0 35.2 77.0 79.3 49.3 3259.0 3544.0 9.2 24.0 41.8 2.9 44.0 31.8 77.0 80.3 53.7 3334.0 3591.0 8.8 21.0 36.0 2.8 50.0 39.1 79.0 81.7 48.7 3346.0 3663.0 9.2 22.0 37.9 2.8 47.0 34.8 78.0 82.3 53.3 3342.0 3623.0 9.2 22.0 38.4 2.8 47.0 35.4 78.0 82.7 54.7 3288.0 3575.0 8.6 23.0 39.2 2.7 47.0 35.8 78.0 81.0 52.3 3304.0 3587.0 8.8 19.0 33.6 2.6 52.0 41.3 81.0 84.7 54.0 3394.0 3691.0 8.4 18.0 32.2 2.3 54.0 43.3 82.0 84.7 52.7 3434.0 3710.0 8.1 16.0 29.8 2.5 57.0 47.5 83.0 85.7 52.7 3439.0 3729.0 7.9 17.0 30.8 2.3 56.0 46.4 82.0 84.7 49.7 3458.0 3722.0 8.6 20.0 35.1 2.5 51.0 39.7 80.0 83.7 53.7 3397.0 3677.0 8.7 18.0 32.5 2.7 53.0 43.0 81.0 84.0 50.3 3407.0 3705.0 8.4 17.0 31.4 2.6 55.0 45.0 82.0 85.3 53.0 3408.0 3711.0 8.7 4.0 0.6

20.0 11.7 3.8

35.6 10.7 6.2

2.7 8.1 0.4

BB 12

50.6 7.5 6.1

39.9 10.3 6.7

79.8 2.3 3.0

82.6 2.2 3.0

51.1 3.8 3.2

3367.2 1.8 98.3

3658.0 1.7 97.8

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8.28·13 61312013

32,000 Wheat Strip Tillage Yes

Latitude 35.93242' Longitude 101.73419' Entry No. 1 2

Brand INTEGRA MYCOGEN NKiSYNGENTA

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Traits Genulty VT3PRO Genulty SS 30000T Genulty VT2PRO

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TMF2l82S67-88

RR2IHXlltL Genufty VT3PRO

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6 7

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8709

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2013 Silage Corn Variety Trial in Central Arizona Shawna Loper1 and Jay Subramani2 University of Arizona of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Pinal County 2 Maricopa Ag Center, University of Arizona

1

Abstract Ten varieties of silage corn were tested at the Maricopa Agricultural Center in Central Arizona. Information on silage corn yield and quality can help the dairy industry and silage growers choose varieties that best fit their needs. There were no significant differences between any of the varieties tested with respect to ‘yield per acre’, ‘crude protein’, ADF, NDF or ‘ash content’.

Introduction Selection of the right variety is one of the most important decisions a grower needs to make. Due to the number of varieties in the market, Central Arizona growers have expressed interest in silage corn variety trials. The University of Arizona provides an unbiased testing of varieties being released into the market. The area under silage corn has been going up the past couple of years; 23,000 acres grown in 2010, 25,000 acre in 2011, and 43,000 last year in 2012 (USDA, 2013). Both yield and quality are important in silage corn production. In addition to crude protein, Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF) and Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) are two important indicators of silage quality. ADF refers to cell wall portions in the silage that are made up of cellulose (poorly digestible) and lignin (totally indigestible) and pectin (highly digestible). NDF refers to the total cell wall (ADF+hemicellulose). Low values of ADF and NDF are desirable because both are inversely related to digestibility of silage and dry matter intake (the amount of silage the animal can consume). Materials and Methods A randomized complete block design experiment with eleven silage corn varieties and four replications was conducted at the Maricopa Agricultural Center, Maricopa, Arizona (Table 1). While we had four replications, only 3 were analyzed due to harvesting issues. These varieties were provided by local seed distributors. The silage corn was planted in single rows on 40-inch beds on April 5, 2013. Each plot was four rows, 50 feet long. The planting rate was 46,000 seeds/acre for each variety. The crop received 63 inches of water from planting to harvest (Table 2); from eleven irrigations and 0.39 inches from precipitation. Nitrogen (UAN 32) was applied at 372 lbs N/acre; it was split with 50 lbs of N/acre applied before planting, 50 lbs after 32 days, 157 lbs 52

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days later and the remaining 70 lbs of N applied 88 days after planting. Pre-emergent herbicide Prowl H2O TM (Pendimethalin) applied at 2 pints per acre was the only product used during the course of the study. The crop was harvested on July 31, when average whole plant moisture ranged from 40% to 74% and kernel milk line was between one-half and two-thirds for most varieties. We see this wide moisture range due to the different maturities the plots. For each plot, two one-meter length sections were harvested. The silage was saved in a bulk sack to record plot yield. A sample from each replication was collected for quality analysis. Silage yield was adjusted to a standard of 72% moisture. Percent moisture, crude protein, ADF, NDF and Ash from each sample were analyzed. Results and Discussion We tested a total of eleven varieties. The varieties that yielded the most were N82V-3111 and Golden Acres G7601 with 32.5 tons/ac, however they were not significantly different from any other variety. The difference between the top and the lowest yield was more than 7 tons/ac. The mean yield of TMF2H918 was the lowest in the study (24.7 tons/ac) but was still not significantly different from the highest yielders (Table 3). The study did not show any significant difference among any of the varieties tested for crude protein. CP ranged from 8.84%, which was the highest in N78N-3220 to 7.54% the lowest in N82V-3111. Acid detergent fraction showed some differences among the different varieties. N78N-3220 had the lowest ADF at 27.73% (lower = better). TMF2H918 which had the highest ADF value at 35.62% though the differences were not significantly different. Neutral detergent fiber also showed some differences. Again N78N-3220 had the lowest NDF at 47.43% (lower = better). N78N-3220, N82V-3111, TMF2L825, TMF2L874 were all different from TMF2H918 which had the highest NDF value at 67.70% differences still not significant. Ash showed no significant difference among the varieties and ranged from 5.30 (N78N-3220) to 8.64 (N78S3111). Conclusion It appears there was no clear variety that was superior to all, but N78N-3220 does show higher nutritional content than others. The study showed no significant differences for all five of the traits that were tested. While we are unable to pick a variety or two that has potential to perform better in our area; it would be worthwhile to check variety performance at other locations. References USDA-NASS. 2013. 2013 Arizona Agricultural Statistics.

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Table 1. Silage Corn Varieties included in the trial and the sources

Variety Golden Acres G7601 Golden Acres G8551 TMF-2L-825 TMF-2L-874 TMF-2H-918 N82V 3111 N79T 3111 N78W 3111 N78S 3111 N77P 3111 N78N 3220

Company Golden Acres Genetics1 Golden Acres Genetics Mycogen2 Mycogen Mycogen Syngenta3 Syngenta Syngenta Syngenta Syngenta Syngenta

More information about these varieties is available from the following websites: 1 http://www.gaseed.com/index.php/products/test-sub-menu/optimalsilage 2 http://www.mycogen.com/Silage-Specific/SitePages/Hybrids.aspx 3 http://www.syngenta.com/country/us/en/agriculture/seeds/corn/pages/corn.aspx

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Table 2. University of Arizona 2013 silage corn variety trial. Investigators: Shawna Loper and Jay Subramani Location County: Longitude: Latitude: Elevation: Soil name: Soil depth:

Maricopa 111.963837 33.062827 1184.4 ft Casa Grande sandy loam >60"

Test Design Replications: Plot length: Rows per plot: Row spacing: Harvested rows: Seed rate: Alleys:

Growing Conditions:

Management Practices:

4 50 ft 4 40 in 2 rows 1 meter long 46,000 seeds/ac 10 ft

Planting date: Harvest date:

05-Apr 31-Jul

Production Inputs:

Jul

Fertilizer: Nitrogen (UAN) Nitrogen (UAN)

Rate 157 lbs N/ac 170lbs N/ac

Date

Herbicides

Rate 0.32 gal/ac

Date

Prowl

Apr May Jun

Av Temp F 71 80 91 92

Precip Irrigation in in 0.09 19.38 0 19.66 0 17.88 0.3

6.5

05/06/13 05/28/13

04/09/13

Totals Precip Irrig

0.39 63.42

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Table 3. Yield and quality of eleven silage corn varieties

Variety Golden Acres G7601 Golden Acres G8551 TMF-2L-825 TMF-2L-874 TMF-2H-918 N82V 3111 N79T 3111 N78W 3111 N78S 3111 N77P 3111 N78N 3220 cv

Yield * (tons/A) 32.5 28.7 31.5 24.9 24.7 32.5 28.5 28.1 30.3 28.2 27.9 24.3

a a a a a a a a a a a

Crude protein (%)* 8.03 8.44 8.03 8.33 8.28 7.54 7.67 8.41 8.20 8.13 8.84 11.7

a a a a a a a a a a a

ADF (%) 27.22 28.44 26.42 26.41 35.62 25.96 28.47 26.77 32.64 25.36 22.73 17.2

a a a a a a a a a a a

NDF (%) 56.53 54.24 49.27 49.07 62.70 49.17 55.73 54.99 58.16 51.53 47.43 10.7

a a a a a a a a a a a

Ash (%) 6.57 6.82 5.85 5.74 7.49 6.28 6.51 6.20 8.64 6.10 5.30 26.9

a a a a a a a a a a a

*Crop yield was adjusted to 72% moisture. ** All percentages in the table are on a dry matter basis.

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Variety G8551 G7601 G13N18-3111 G13E90-3122 G16K01-3111 G7573 G14R38-3000GT

Width Length Weight 20 1600 35760 20 1600 35360 20 1600 34580 20 1600 34560 20 1600 30840 20 1600 30460 20 1600 27940

Moisture 65 63 62 56 64 58 58

Tons/Acre 24.34 24.07 23.54 23.52 20.99 20.73 19.02

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