Francis Glenn of Glenn Seeds Ltd has bred and developed Leafy and Leafy Floury silage hybrids for the dairy farmer. The leafy hybrids are characterized by exhibiting 8 or more leaves above the ear, which produce starch energy. The ear is at a lower position on the stalk with more digestible fiber above the ear. The leaf hybrid produces a large flex ear with large, soft, slow-drying kernels and a soft digestible cob. These hybrids offer a wider harvest window.
The leafy floury hybrids exhibit all the characteristics of the leafy hybrids, and produce 25% of the kernels to an ear as floury with no hard starch.
The recommend planting rate for leafy and leafy floury hybrids is 28,000 seeds/acre.
4 Reasons to Choose Leafy & Leafy Floury Hybrids
The Blue River is offering 3 Leafy Floury Hybrids in the 85 day, 98 day, and 104 day maturity and 1 Leafy Hybrid in the 93 day maturity range.
21L90 is a 85 day organic leafy floury corn hybrid. Recommended planting population is 28,000 seeds/acre for optimum performance.
33L90 is a 93-day organic leafy silage corn hybrid with excellent early growth and big leafy plants. Kernels stay soft and the harvest window is longer than normal. Silage made from 33L90 should have above average protein.
43L96 is a 98 day organic leafy floury silage corn hybrid with very good yield potential, suited for all regions. It has very good seedling vigor and root strength.
53L96 is a 104 day organic leafy floury silage corn hybrid with 7 to 8 leaves above the ear.
73L30 is a 116 day organic leafy floury silage corn hybrid
Dual Purpose Hybrids
Dual Purpose hybrids can be grown successfully for both grain and silage use. These hybrids generally have a smaller harvest window as a result of faster grain dry down. Dual purpse hybrids need to monitored carefully for optimum quality silage.
09R19 - is a 79 day organic field corn hybrid with very good yield potential and plant health.
21A10 - is a 85 day organic field corn hybrid with very good yeild potential across many environments
27B16 is a 88 day organic hybrid with very good standability and dry down. It also has excellent yield potential.
33A16 is a 92 day organic hybrid with excellent yield potential in an early 90-day hybrid
37K90 is a 95 day organic hybrid with very good stress tolerance and standability.
40R73 is a 97 day organic corn hybrid with very good stress tolerance and very good plant health.
49K70 is a 103 day organic field corn hybrid with very good yield potential
53H36 is a 104 day organic corn hybrid with very good seedling vigor and standability. It also has very good plant heath.
56M30 is a broadly adapted 106 day organic field corn hybrid with excellent yield potential. The hybrid possesses a very good agronomic package. Because it has good ear flex, it is a hybrid that can handle lower plant populations. Good choice for a dual-purpose (grain and silage) hybrid.
70A47 is a 114 day organic field corn hybrid with excellent yield potential and standability