In 2015, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team evaluated yield and quality of 54 long season corn silage varieties at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh, VT. Long season corn can be difficult to grow in Vermont due to limited Growing Degree Days (GDDs) accumulated throughout the growing season. In addition, wet springs and falls are becoming more common, delaying corn planting and complicating harvest timing. However if planted early, long season corn can produce high yield and quality by maximizing the entire growing season. While the information presented can begin to describe the yield and quality performance of these long season corn silage varieties in this region, it is important to note that the data represent results from only one season and one location. Compare other hybrid performance data before making varietal selections.
Vermont, University of Vermont
Darby, Heather; Ziegler, Sara; Calderwood, Lily; Cummings, Erica; Gupta, Abha; and Post, Julian, "Long Season Corn Silage Variety Trial" (2015). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 126.