FORAGE MAIZE

Maize is a very high yielding forage crop that produces high quality livestock feed. It is a relatively easy crop to grow once you have a good site and fertile soil.

VARIETIES

Recommended List (2016) of Forage Maize varieties suitable for growing with plastic cover (covered).

Yield of Dry Matter (t/ha) Starch Content % ME (MJ/kg) Plant Height (metres) Year 1st Recommended Dry Matter Content/ Earliness of Maturity
Controls 18.7 26.3 35.2
Ambition (PR-1) 94 120 11.6 2.07 2016 119 – extremely early
Award (R) 102 104 11.4 2.10 2011 102 – Medium Early
Galbi CS (PR-1) 108 90 10.9 2.25 2016 92 – Late
Grosso (PR-2) 98 104 11.3 2.23 2015 93 – Medium Late
Justina (R) 100 97 11.3 2.23 2005 97 – Medium Late
LG30211 (PR-1) 101 107 11.4 2.16 2016 98 – Medium Early
P7905 (R) 105 100 11.5 2.16 2015 95 – Medium Late
Tekni (R) 98 100 11.3 2.12 2010 101 – Medium Early