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Forage Silage Hybrids Comparison

FORAGE SILAGE HYBRIDS

Product Name SP2774 NK300 HIKANE II SS304 SS405 SP1615 SP3904 BD BMR SP3905 BD BMR
Seed Color Undetermined Red Reddish Brown Reddish Brown White White Brown
Private Label Name SWFB1001 SWFS1003 SWFS1002 SWFS3001 SWFS4001 SWFS8001 SWFB7001 SWFB7002
Hybrid Type Hybrid Forage Hybrid Forage Hybrid Forage Hybrid Forage Hybrid Forage Hybrid Forage Hybrid Forage Hybrid Forage
Brachytic Dwarf Brachytic Dwarf Brachytic Dwarf
BMR Brown Mid-Rib Brown Mid-Rib Brown Mid-Rib
Photoperiod Sensitive Photoperiod Sensitive
Relative Maturity Medium-Early Medium-Early Medium Medium-Full Full Full Medium-Full Medium-Early
Forage Yield Potential 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2
Early Growth Rate 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Silage RM Comparison 12FS9003: -10 12FS9005: -20 12FS9001: +10 12FS9005: -10 12FS9001: +15 12FS9005: -5 12FS9001: +20 12FS9005: = 12FS9006: -5
Average Plant Height (feet) 8' - 9' 6' - 7' 8' - 10' 10' - 12' 10' - 12'+ 10' - 12'+ 6' 6' - 7'
Standability 3 2 4 3 4 3 2 2
Drought Tolerance 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2
Leafiness 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2
Appearance 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4
Stalk Sweetness 5 5 3 2 2 3 5 5
Percent Grain in Forage 10% - 15% 15% - 20% 10% - 15% 10% - 15% 5% - 15% N/A 15% - 20% 15% - 20%
Head Type Open Compact Open Semi-Open Compact N/A Semi-Open Semi-Open
Head Exsertion 6" - 8" 4" - 6" 6" - 8" 5" - 7" 6" - 9" N/A 4" - 6" 4" - 6"
Endosperm Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal N/A Undetermined Undetermined
Harvest Grain Color Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown N/A Brown
Average Seeds / Pound (x1000) 13 13 19 21 14.5 14 17.5 18
MDMV Tolerant Tolerant Susceptible Susceptible Tolerant Tolerant Undetermined Undetermined
Downy Mildew Pathotype 1 Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Resistant Susceptible Tolerant Tolerant
Downy Mildew Pathotype 3 Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Undetermined Tolerant
Downy Mildew Pathotype P6 Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Undetermined Tolerant
Anthracnose Susceptible Tolerant Susceptible Susceptible Tolerant Susceptible Undetermined Tolerant
Silage Harvest (Days) 100 100-110 110-120 115-120 120-125+ 125-130 110-115 85-95
Grazing / Pasture 2 4 2 4 6 6 7 9
Greenchop 4 3 4 4 6 3 1 3
Greenbug Biotype C Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Resistant Susceptible Undetermined Undetermined
Greenbug Biotype E Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Undetermined Undetermined
Greenbug Biotype I Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Susceptible Undetermined Undetermined
Prussic Acid (HCN) Potential High High High High High High High High
30" - 40" Rows Stress Min Seeds (X1000) / Acre 60 50 100 50 50 50 50 50
30" - 40" Rows Stress Max Seeds (X1000) / Acre 80 65 130 65 65 65 65 65
30" - 40" Rows Favorable Min Seeds (X1000) / Acre 80 65 130 65 65 65 65 65
30" - 40" Rows Favorable Max Seeds (X1000) / Acre 100 110 220 110 110 110 110 110
30" - 40" Rows Irrigated Min Seeds (X1000) / Acre 100 110 220 110 110 110 110 110
30" - 40" Rows Irrigated Max Seeds (X1000) / Acre 120 165 330 165 165 165 165 165
30" - 40" Rows Stress Minimum (Pounds/Acre) 3 4 5 3 3 4 4 4
30" - 40" Rows Stress Maximum (Pounds/Acre) 4 5 7 4 4 5 5 5
30" - 40" Rows Favorable Minimum (Pounds/Acre) 4 5 6 4 4 5 5 5
30" 40" Rows Favorable Maximum (Pounds/Acre) 7 9 12 7 8 9 9 9
30" - 40" Rows Irrigated Minimum (Pounds/Acre) 7 9 12 7 8 8 9 9
30" - 40" Rows Irrigated Maximum (Pounds/Acre) 10 13 18 10 11 13 13 13
Drilled Stress Minimum Seeds (X1000) / Acre 200 Not Recommended 200 Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended 200
Drilled Stress Maximum Seeds (X1000) / Acre 260 Not Recommended 260 Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended 260
Drilled Favorable Minimum Seeds (X1000) / Acre 260 110 260 130 110 Not Recommended 110 260
Drilled Favorable Maximum Seeds (X1000) / Acre 440 165 440 220 165 Not Recommended 165 440
Drilled Irrigated Minimum Seeds (X1000) / Acre 440 165 440 220 165 Not Recommended 165 440
Drilled Irrigated Maximum Seeds (X1000) / Acre 660 200 660 330 200 Not Recommended 200 660
Drilled Stress Minimum (Pounds/Acre) 10 Not Recommended 10 Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended 10
Drilled Stress Maximum (Pounds/Acre) 14 Not Recommended 14 Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended 14
Drilled Favorable Minimum (Pounds/Acre) 14 9 14 Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended 14
Drilled Favorable Maximum (Pounds/Acre) 23 12 23 10 11 Not Recommended 12 23
Drilled Irrigated Minimum (Pounds/Acre) 23 12 23 10 11 Not Recommended 12 23
Drilled Irrigated Maximum (Pounds/Acre) 35 15 35 16 14 Not Recommended 15 35
Planting Date Late March through early July. Soil temperature should be 60°F to 65°F or warmer. Planting too early can result in slow early growth and reduced plant population. Late May through early July (Central TX March-July). Soil temperature should be 60°F to 65°F or warmer. Planting too early can result in slow early growth and reduced plant population. Late March through early July. Soil temperature should be 60°F to 65°F or warmer. Planting too early can result in slow early growth and reduced plant population. Late May through early June. Soil temperature should be 60°F to 65°F or warmer. Planting too early can result in slow early growth and reduced plant population. Late March through early June. Soil temperature should be 60°F to 65°F or warmer. Planting too early can result in slow early growth and reduced plant population. Late May through early June. Soil temperature should be 60°F to 65°F or warmer. Planting too early can result in slow early growth and reduced plant population. Late May through early July (Central TX March-July). Soil temperature should be 60°F to 65°F or warmer. Planting too early can result in slow early growth and reduced plant population. Late May through early July. Soil temperature should be 60°F to 65°F or warmer. Planting too early can result in slow early growth and reduced plant population.
Planting Depth 1" to 1½" deep depending on soil moisture. 1" to 1½" deep depending on soil moisture. 1" to 1½" deep depending on soil moisture. 1" to 1½" deep depending on soil moisture. 1" to 1½" deep depending on soil moisture. 1" to 1½" deep depending on soil moisture. 1" to 1½" deep depending on soil moisture. 1" to 1½" deep depending on soil moisture.
Row Width 7.5" to 40" rows. 15" to 40" rows. 7.5" to 40" rows. 10" to 40" rows. 15" to 40" rows. 30" to 40" rows. 15" to 40" rows. 15" to 40" rows.
Fertility: Nitrogen Nitrogen: 7 lbs/acre per ton of silage harvested. Nitrogen: 7 lbs./acre per ton of silage harvested. Nitrogen: 7 lbs/acre per ton of silage harvested. Nitrogen: 80% to 90% of corn silage needs. Nitrogen: 7 lbs/acre per ton of silage harvested. Nitrogen: 80% to 90% of corn silage needs. Nitrogen: 7 lbs/acre per ton of silage harvested. Nitrogen: 7 lbs./acre per ton of silage harvested.
Fertility: Phosphorus Phosphorus: 3 pounds/acre per ton of silage harvested. Phosphorus: 3 pounds/acre per ton of silage harvested. Phosphorus: 3 pounds/acre per ton of silage harvested. Phosphorus: 30 to 50 lbs./Acre. Phosphorus: 3 pounds/acre per ton of silage harvested. Phosphorus: 30 to 50 lbs./Acre. Phosphorus: 3 pounds/acre per ton of silage harvested. Phosphorus: 3 pounds/acre per ton of silage harvested.
Fertility: Potassium Potassium: 7 lbs/acre per ton of silage harvested. Potassium: 7 lbs./acre per ton of silage harvested. Potassium: 7 lbs/acre per ton of silage harvested. Potassium: 60 to 80 lbs./Acre. Potassium: 7 lbs/acre per ton of silage harvested. Potassium: 60 to 80 lbs./Acre. Potassium: 7 lbs/acre per ton of silage harvested. Potassium: 7 lbs./acre per ton of silage harvested.
Fertility: Magnesium Magnesium: 1.7 pounds/acre per ton of silage harvested. Magnesium: 1.7 pounds/acre per ton of silage harvested. Magnesium: 1.7 pounds/acre per ton of silage harvested. N/A Magnesium: 1.7 pounds/acre per ton of silage harvested. N/A Magnesium: 1.7 pounds/acre per ton of silage harvested. Magnesium: 1.7 pounds/acre per ton of silage harvested.
Fertility: Sulfur Sulfur: 0.8 pounds/acre per ton of silage harveted. Sulfur: 0.8 pounds/acre per ton of silage harveted. Sulfur: 0.8 pounds/acre per ton of silage harveted. N/A Sulfur: 0.8 pounds/acre per ton of silage harveted. N/A Sulfur: 0.8 pounds/acre per ton of silage harveted. Sulfur: 0.8 pounds/acre per ton of silage harveted.
Fertility: Actual P & K Actual P & K needs should be based on current soil test levels. Actual P & K needs should be based on current soil test levels. Actual P & K needs should be based on current soil test levels. Actual P & K needs should be based on current soil test levels. Actual P & K needs should be based on current soil test levels. Actual P & K needs should be based on current soil test levels. Actual P & K needs should be based on current soil test levels. Actual P & K needs should be based on current soil test levels.
Harvest Management Harvest at soft dough stage for optimum silage harvest. Harvest at hard dough stage for highest sugar content hay. Whole plant moisture should be about 65%. Harvest at soft dough stage for optimum silage harvest. Whole plant moisture should be about 65%. Harvest at soft dough stage for optimum silage harvest. Harvest at hard dough stage for highest sugar content hay. Whole plant moisture should be about 65%. Harvest at soft dough stage for optimum silage harvest. Whole plant moisture should be about 65%. Harvest at soft dough stage for optimum silage harvest. Whole plant moisture should be about 65%. Whole plant moisture should be about 65%. Harvest at soft dough stage for optimum silage harvest. Whole plant moisture should be about 65%. Harvest at soft dough stage for optimum silage harvest. Whole plant moisture should be about 65%.
Silage Tonnage (Forage) 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 3
Silage Quality (% Grain) 3 1 3 3 4 N/A 2 2