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    KWS UK MAIZE PORTFOLIO

    This is our latest variety portfolio, our guide to help you select the most appropiate hybrids for your farming situation

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How do they compare?

We have compiled the results below to show starch yield (t/ha) and starch content (%), these are the key targets we look for in ultra early hybrids.

A high starch yield makes maize economic to grow in marginal areas, when combined with the protein and sugar from grass silage.

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How do they compare?

We have compiled the results below to show DM yield (t/ha) and DM content (%) – these are the key targets we look for in early hybrids.

An economic yield of dry matter and early maturity are the priorities for the mainstream grower.

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How do they compare?

We have compiled the results below to show grain yield (t/ha) and DM content (maturity) – these are the key targets we look for in our grain maize hybrids.

Candidate varieties are trialled extensively to ensure they are suitable with standing power, grain yield and threshability being the key criteria.

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How do they compare?

We have compiled the results below to show DM yield (t/ha) and DM content – these are the key targets we look for in our energy maize hybrids.

A high DM yield is directly linked to methane yield. A key target for farmers looking to optimise their feedstock cost and achieve an adequate DM content suitable for anaerobic digestion.

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Tips for choosing maize varieties based on end use

Maize for Forage

  • High dry matter
  • 30%-plus starch
  • Limit choice to a maximum of 180-190 FAO (maturity rating) range
  • For TMR diets, ultra-early hybrids help to ensure an all-year-round supply, by bringing harvest forward into early September

Maize for AD

  • Use a range of FAO varieties to spread drilling and harvest workload
  • Target high freshweight yield and good disease resistance

Maize for Corn Cob Mix (CCM)

  • Requires a compact or semi-compact hybrid with an FAO of 150-210, as well as a grain:stover ratio of 50%+ and good standing power

Maize for Crimping

  • Ultra-earlies are not recommended, due to the risk of brackling
  • As with CCM, a grain:stover ratio of 50%+ is desirable, together with good standing power

Selecting your variety is not easy, we would be delighted to assist.

John Burgess
John Burgess
Maize & Hybrid Rye Product Manager
Tel.: 07766 258264
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John Morgan
John Morgan
Maize Sales Manager
Tel.: 07595 562943
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