Silage maize

After grass, silage maize is the next most important component in the feed composition on many livestock farms. The acreage of silage maize has increased from 20,000 ha in 1970 to approximately 171,000 ha in 2023. Maize is a productive and energy-rich crop, and it also stores well in silage.

The varieties have evolved from mass production in the 1970's and '80s to more qualitative varieties in the 1990s. In the current range, in addition to yield, the emphasis is mainly on harvest security, such as sufficient dry matter content and lodging resistance, and on quality, such as (cell wall) digestibility and starch content.

Descriptive variety list of silage maize 2024

Breeders and representatives of silage maize 2024

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