2014 Results: PA Commercial Grain and Silage Hybrid Corn Tests Report

This report provides independent and unbiased information for the evaluation of commercial corn grain and silage hybrids available in Pennsylvania.
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2014 Results: PA Commercial Grain and Silage Hybrid Corn Tests Report

The purpose of the Corn Hybrid Performance Tests is to evaluate various corn hybrids for grain yield and other important agronomic characteristics. Results of the test can assist farmers in selecting hybrids best suited to their operation.

The grain results is a report of 10 test locations across the state of Pennsylvania. These locations are chosen within 4 growing zones. Maturities across these zones range from 98 to 118 days relative maturity.

The silage results is a report of 11 test locations across the state of Pennsylvania. This corn hybrid evaluation for silage production is a collaborative effort by Penn State and the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP). These locations are chosen within 4 growing zones. Maturities across these zones range from 85 to 118 days relative maturity.

2014 Corn Silage Hybrid Performance Data

Silage Hybrid Performance Data

This was another excellent year for silage production and the PDMP/Penn State Evaluation Program. Yields were high at nearly every location. Harvest was a bit later than normal and this has delayed the data release a bit. We are posting the data as we get it processed. For each zone we have posted the Mean data averaged over locations and the individual location data. We will be also posting our 2 year results when they are ready.

The Mean file contains charts comparing yield and quality on separate tabs. The individual site files contain a tab with weather and production information if it is available.

Short-season

Short-season in Full-season area

Medium-season

Full-season

2014 Grain Corn Hybrid Performance Data

Data from 10 test locations across the state of Pennsylvania. These locations are chosen within 4 growing zones. Maturities across these zones range from 98 to 118 days relative maturity.

Short season: individual grain yield results from Bradford, Cambria, Mercer, and Tioga counties or combined grain yield results from the 3 locations

Medium Season: individual grain yield results from Bradford, Centre, and Indiana counties or combined grain yield results from the 3 locations

Full season: individual grain yield results from Hershey, Lehigh, Lycoming, and York counties or combined grain yield results from the 4 locations

Reports by Season:

1. Short Season Grain Hybrids 

2. Combined Data for Short Season Grain Hybrids 

3. Medium Season Grain Hybrids 

4. Combined Data for Medium Season Grain Hybrids 

5. Full Season Grain Hybrids 

6. Combined Data for Full Season Grain Hybrids 

Authors

Grain crop management Corn management and hybrid evaluation Corn silage management Soybean management and variety evaluation Winter wheat management and variety evaluation Winter barley management and variety evaluation Interseeding cover crops in corn and soybeans

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