Hybrid evaluation of multiple environments helps in decision making and expands the reach of this type of data to more farmers. Cornell, UVM, and seed companies collaborate to provide this robust evaluation. Hybrids were either entered into the 80-95 day relative maturity (RM) group (Early-Mid) and were tested at two locations in NY (n = 38; VanLieshout Farm in Albion and the Willsboro Research Farm in Willsboro) and one location in VT (n = 38; Borderview Farm in Alburgh) or were entered into the 96-110 day relative maturity group (Mid-Late) and were tested at two locations in NY (n = 52; Greenwood Farms in Madrid and the Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora) and on location in VT (n = 52: Borderview Farm in Alburgh). Weather data, growing degree days (GDD; 86-50 degree F system) and precipitation, both for the current year and long-term averages, can be found in Tables 1a and 1b for trial locations.
Vermont, University of Vermont, corn silage hybrid
Lawrence, Joseph; Kerwin, Allison; Overton, Thomas; and Darby, Heather, "New York and Vermont Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Program" (2020). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 394.