In 2012, the University of Vermont Extension Crops and Soils Team evaluated yield and quality of long season corn silage varieties at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh, VT. Long season corn can be difficult to grow in Vermont, due to our climate’s restricted Growing Degree Days (GDDs). However, on many farms long season corn can often produce higher yields and quality than many short-season varieties. The test site was at Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh, VT, which has what is considered one of the longest growing seasons in Vermont (2,717 GDDs in May - Oct 2012).


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