Dairyland Seed has six new corn silage hybrids and one new alfalfa variety for 2018.
All the corn hybrids were tested in silage plots and picked for their superior tonnage and improved milk per acre. “We don’t simply take our best grain hybrid and turn it into a silage hybrid,” says T.J. Strachota, Dairyland Seed marketing leader. “We develop our HiDF hybrids uniquely for silage, so our farmers are getting a product tailored to the nutritional needs of their herds.”
Some of the new products include:
HiDF-3099RA – 99 SM. With huge tonnage potential, this extremely tall hybrid can handle the tough acres. It has an excellent milk-per-acre ranking and a semiflex ear which provides population flexibility. This hybrid utilizes SmartStax traits.
HiDF-4099PRE – 99 SM. The PowerCore Enlist trait version of HiDF-3099RA; this extremely tall hybrid has huge tonnage potential that can handle the tough acres. It gets an excellent milk-per-acre-ranking and the semi-flex ear provides population flexibility.
HiDF-4808E – 108 SM. Using HiDF-3808RA genetics, this hybrid uses Enlist weed control technology. This high-tonnage producer features a girthy, flex-style ear with response to high fertility. It boasts a high starch content, strong NDFd scores and an extremely soft kernel.
HiDF-3211RA – 111 SM. This is a tough, rugged hybrid that can handle variable conditions. It has elite drought tolerance and a girthy, flex-style ear with soft, doughy kernels. This hybrid performs across all geographies, north to south and east to west, with a strong foliar health package and SmartStax technology.
HiDF-3413 – 113 SM. This conventional HiDF hybrid has strong NDFd scores and a good foliar health package. It is extremely tall with top-end tonnage and high starch content. This hybrid also shows very good emergence and early vigor.
HiDF-3915SSX – 115 SM. This extremely tall, high-tonnage hybrid has good drought tolerance and a long, flex-style ear. It produces solid digestibility numbers and utilizes SmartStax technology.
Magnum 8 is Dairyland’s new conventional alfalfa. It boasts the highest-yielding, non-hybrid genetics with the unique ability to produce high yields across multiple environments, the company says. This alfalfa exhibits high levels of resistance to most diseases. It is a highly digestible forage resulting in high RFQ scores. Magnum 8 also contains resistance to Aphanomyces root rot race 2.
For more information, contact a Dairyland Seed representative or see dairylandseed.com.
Source: Dairyland Seed