New Maize Varieties For 2010

New Maize Varieties For 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Superior feed quality or exceptional early vigour alongside high dry matter yield are the benefits promised by of two forage maize varieties which will be available in 2010, says British Seed Houses.

Utopia, bred by Syngenta Seeds, is a variety offering superior feed quality, combining great starch content with highly digestible whole plant material that produces high ME silage, adds British Seed Houses. Early cob maturity is said to be the reason for high starch content whilst good 'stay green' characteristics lead to outstanding digestibility. It is rated as a maturity class 7 variety with a dry matter yield of 101%.

Sunboy, bred by Saaten Union, recorded the highest early vigour score (8.4) of all varieties in 2009 Descriptive List trials, adds British Seed Houses. It offers the characteristics to deliver good performance in mainstream areas or when conditions are less than ideal, and should prove suitable for growing under plastic. It is said to produce a very large plant and a dry matter yield of 107% of control varieties in DL trials show that it is a high yielder.

See www.britishseedhouses.com or by call British Seed Houses on 0117 982 3691 (Avonmouth) or 01522 868714 (Lincoln).

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