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Rodriguez

Rodriguez

Rodriguez is a new single cross variety bred by KWS. It was originally bred as very early grain maize, but in silage trials it has performed exceptionally well, producing big yields of very high starch silage.  Yield is ahead of Severus and Ambition, silage quality is also better. Rodriguez was impressive in 2015, demonstrating a very high degree of stability in the cool weather. Pollination is very high producing full grain cobs across all sites. Rodriguez is popular across NW Europe for silage and grain.

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LG30 179

LG30 179

LG30.179 is a single cross variety. It was originally bred as early grain maize, but in silage trials it has performed exceptionally well. It produces big yields of very high starch silage. Yield is ahead of Severus and Ambition, silage quality is also better. The performance of LG30.179 was impressive in the cool season of 2015 demonstrating exceptional vigour and a high degree of stability. Pollination is very high producing full grain cobs across all sites. LG30.179 is popular across Scandinavia, Germany and Northern France for silage and grain.

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Emblem

Emblem

Emblem, bred by Limagrain, is an impressive hybrid with exceptional forage quality characteristics. The high ME comes from an unusual combination high starch content and very high fibre digestibility. It is also very high yielding and performs well right across north-west Europe. It has been consistent and stable in yield, earliness and quality during the last five years including the challenging season of 2015. 

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Adept

Adept

Adept is a very consistent high yielding early maize hybrid from Limagrain. It has the highest ME score in its group on the on the 2014 UK Descriptive List. The quality is generated by both high starch content and exceptionally high fibre digestibility. Vigour is good, flowering early, it pollinates well and cob development is as fast as some of the very earliest varieties reaching 30% relatively early, but not dying back too fast. It has excellent adaptability to a wide range of conditions including marginal situations. It has been a top selling very early variety in Ireland, Belgium, Holland and Denmark as well as the UK.

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Arcade

Arcade

Arcade has shown impressive stability over recent seasons, it has even done well in Northern Ireland. It performed particularly well in the challenging season of 2015.

It consistently produces good starch levels and high ME. Arcade is a well-established variety with good seed production: the seed price is competitive.

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Severus

Severus

Severus is an exciting new hybrid from KWS. Listed in 2013, its early vigour is impressive helping it to outperform other varieties in cool seasons like 2012. Severus flowers nearly as early as Kaspian, but grows on to produce 2-3 tonnes more silage per acre. Grain development is early, similar to Lapriora. Ripening is faster, but without the sudden leaf dry down of associated with Kaspian. It was outstanding in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Severus looks to be setting a new standard of yield, earliness and most importantly, reliability.

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Kontender

Kontender

Kontender is a new variety from KWS. It has done exceptionally well in UK trials over the last three years and added to the UK Recommended list for 2012. It has an interesting combination of earliness and yield similar to its brother Kougar but with much better silage quality. Kontender is vigorous in the spring, flowers and develops cobs very early similar to Kaspian but dies back slightly more slowly creating a wider harvest window and produces 1.8 T more silage/acre.  Kontender performed exceptionally well in all trials in the challenging seasons of 2011 and 2012.

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