Many organic dairies are considering corn silage production to help reduce expensive concentrate purchases. Corn silage is a good source of energy/starch for livestock. In 2012, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program conducted organic corn silage variety trials in Alburgh and Randolph, Vermont. The purpose of these trials is to provide unbiased performance comparisons of commercially available organic silage corn varieties. It is important to remember however, that the data presented are from replicated research trials from two locations in Vermont and represent only one season. Crop performance data from different locations and over several years should be compared before making varietal selections.
Vermont, University of Vermont
Darby, Heather; Monahan, Susan; Cummings, Erica; Madden, Rosalie; and Harwood, Hannah, "Vermont Organic Corn Silage Performance Trial Results" (2012). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 272.