This item has been supplied by a forage marketer and has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hay & Forage Grower.
Dairyland seed announces six new corn silage hybrids and one new alfalfa product for the 2018 planting season.
“The highlights for these new products are the new genetics and expanded trait packages,” says T.J. Strachota, Dairyland Seed Marketing Leader. “The addition of these products helps round out our portfolio and serve more growers. We are excited to offer more options and greater flexibility for our farmers.
Dairyland Seed’s new varieties were tested in silage plots last year and picked for their superior tonnage and improved milk-per-acre.
“Unlike some of our competitors, we don’t simply take our best grain hybrid and turn it into a silage hybrid,” adds Strachota. “We develop our HiDF hybrids uniquely for silage, so our farmers are getting a product tailored to the nutritional needs of their herds.”
Each of these products can be seen at research tours and field days throughout the Midwest this fall. Here’s a closer look at each of the individual new products:
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 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 ear style 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.
This conventional alfalfa is an impressive addition to the proven Magnum line-up. It boasts the highest yielding, non-hybrid genetics with the unique ability to produce high yields across multiple environments. 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.
To see the complete list of Dairyland Seed hybrids and varieties visit their website at http://www.dairylandseed.com/, and for questions about any of the products, contact your local Dairyland Seed sales representative who is also listed on the website.
About Dairyland Seed
Dairyland Seed was founded in 1907 and focuses its business on providing world-class hybrid corn, soybean and alfalfa genetics to American farmers. Now part of Dow AgroSciences, the plant breeding efforts initiated by Dairyland have since expanded and products offered include SmartStax®, PowerCore™, Refuge Advanced® and Enlist™. Dairyland Seed is headquartered in West Bend, Wis.