2015 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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2015 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.

Contact Information - Companies

Table 1. Contact information for companies entered in the 2015 commercial corn hybrid trials.
CompanyTrials1Street AddressCityStateZip CodePhone
AgriGold HybridsG S5381 Akin RdSt. FrancisvilleIL62460800-262-7333
Augusta SeedsG SPO Box 899VeronaVA24482540-886-6055
Channel, LLCG S800 N. Lindbergh BlvdSt LouisMO63167800-331-7201
Chemgro SeedsG SPO Box 218East PetersburgPA17520800-346-4769
Crop Production Service/Dyna-Gro SeedS1140 Sweet RdEast AuroraNY14052716-912-5494
Doebler's, PA Hybrids, Inc.G S202 Tiadaghton AveJersey ShorePA17740570-753-3210
FS InVISIONG S308 NE Front StMilfordDE19963607-842-6330
Healthy Herd Genetics & Nutrition (HHG)S200 Maple LnGreenportNY11944631-208-7470
Hubner SeedG S10280 West SR 28West LebanonIN47991765-893-4428
King's Agriseeds, Inc.S60 N. Ronks Rd, Ste KRonksPA17572717-687-6224
Mid-Atlantic SeedsG S204 St. Charles Way, #163EYorkPA17402717-852-8894
Monsanto Corp.G S800 N. Lindbergh BlvdSt LouisMO63167800-768-6387
MycogenG S9330 Zionsville RdIndianapolisIN46268717-327-3090
Partners Brand SeedS4610 E.SR 120HoweIN46746269-625-0494
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.S14171 Carole DrBloomingtonIL61704717-653-5605
Praire HybridsS27445 Hurd RdDeergroveIL61243717-371-1100
Seedway LLCS275 North Eighth StMifflinburgPA17844570-939-1755
Spectrum SeedG S220 S. Main StLindenIN47955765-339-7344
Syngenta SeedsG SPO Box 959MinneapolisMN55440856-381-7772
T.A. SeedsG SBox 300AvisPA17721570-753-5503

1. G = Grain Trial; S = Silage trial

Combined Grain and Silage Trial Cooperators and Location Details

Grain trial cooperators and location details

County

City

Zone1

Name

Planting Date

Harvest Date

Bradford

Canton

1,2

Jeff Morse

May 12

Oct 26

Cambria

Summerhill

1

David Myers

May 13

Nov 3

Centre

Rock Springs

1,2

Penn State Ag Research

May 19

Nov 5

Clinton

Lock Haven

2

Scott Munro

May 11

Oct 14

Dauphin

Hershey

3,4

Milton Hershey School

May 8

Oct 20

Indiana

Punxsutawney

2

Lyle and Nathan Stiteler

May 14

Nov 2

Lancaster

Landisville

SEAREC

May 8

Oct 8

Lehigh

Breinigsville

3,4

Kyle Henninger

April 29

Oct 7

Lycoming

Montoursville

3,4

Dick Snyder

May 11

Oct 14

Mercer

Mercer

1

Les Firth

May 14

Oct 19

Tioga

Lawrenceville

1

Mike Fritz

May 12

Oct 26

York

Hellam

3,4

Richie Flinchbaugh

May-15

Oct 21

1. Zone 1 = 1,600-1,950 degree days, Zone 2 = 1,950-2,300 degree days, Zone 3 = 2,300-2,650 degree days, Zone 4 = 2,650-3,100 degree days.

2. Not Harvested

Silage trial cooperators and location details

County

City

Zone1

Name

Planting Date

Harvest Date

Blair

Martinsburg

G2

Phil Kulp

May 15

Sept 2

Blair

Williamsburg

G2

Penn-England

May 13

Sept 1

Bradford

Troy

G0,G1

Gary Kline

May 12

Sept 14

Bradford

Canton

G0,G1

Jeff Morse

May 12

Sept 11

Cambria

Summerhill

G0,G1

David Myers

May 13

Sept 9

Centre

Bellefonte

G2

Dan Ulmer

May 11

Sept 15

Centre

Rock Springs

G0,G1

Penn State Ag Research

May 19

Sept 4

Chester

West Grove

G2SC,G3,G4

Walt Moore

May 4

Aug 21,24

Franklin

Chambersburg

G3,G4

Vernon Horst

May 8

Aug 31

Lancaster

Bainbridge

G2SC,G3,G4

Don Risser

May 7

Aug 25,26

1. G0 = 93-100 day RM, G1 = 101-105 day RM, G2 = 106-110 day RM, G2SC = 106-110 day RM in South Central PA, G3 = 111-115 day RM, G4 = 116-120 day RM.

2015 Grain Corn Hybrid Test Results

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, and Tioga counties or combined grain yield results from the 3 locations

Medium Season: individual grain yield results from Bradford, Centre, and Clinton 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. Early Season Grain Hybrids 

2. Combined Data for Early Season Grain Hybrids 

3. Mid Season Grain Hybrids 

4. Combined Data for Mid Season Grain Hybrids 

5. Full Season Grain Hybrids 

6. Combined Data for Full Season Grain Hybrids 

2015 Silage Corn Hybrid Reports

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.

Season and Location

Early-season (88-103 day RM)

Mid-season (98-111 day RM)

Early Maturity (98-110 day RM) in Late-season

Late-season (111-120 day RM)

BMR 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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