2016 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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2016 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.

Seed Company Contact Information

This page provides contact information for seed companies participating in the grain and silage trials.

Table 1. Contact information for companies entered in 2016 commercial corn hybrid trials.
CompanyTrials1Street AddressCityStateZipPhoneWeb Address
AgriGold HybridsG S5381 Akin RdSt. FrancisvilleIL62460800-262-7333AgriGold
Augusta SeedsG SPO Box 899VeronaVA24482540-886-6055Augusta Seed
Channel, LLCG S800 N. Lindbergh BlvdSt LouisMO63167800-331-7201Channel
Chemgro SeedsG SPO Box 218East PetersburgPA17520800-346-4769Chemgro Seeds
Crop Production Service/Dyna-Gro SeedS1140 Sweet RdEast AuroraNY14052716-912-5494Dyna-Gro Seed
Doebler's, PA Hybrids, Inc.G S202 Tiadaghton AveJersey ShorePA17740570-753-3210Doebler's
First ChoiceG310 E. 3rd StRushvilleIN43173765-938-30051st Choice Seeds
FS InVISIONG S308 NE Front StMilfordDE19963607-842-6330FS Seed
Healthy Herd Genetics & Nutrition (HHG)S200 Maple LnGreenportNY11944631-208-7470carl.key52@yahoo.com
Hubner SeedG S10280 West SR 28West LebanonIN47991765-893-4428Hubner Seed
King's Agriseeds, Inc.S60 N. Ronks Rd, Ste KRonksPA17572717-687-6224King's AgriSeeds Inc
LG SeedsG1453 Rosedale AveBucyrusOH44820513-535-0992LG Seeds
Meherrin Ag & Chemical CoG413 Main StSevernNC27877252-945-2508Meherrin Ag
Mid-Atlantic SeedsG S204 St. Charles Way, #163EYorkPA17402717-852-8894mas-office@comcast.net
Monsanto Corp.G S800 N. Lindbergh BlvdSt LouisMO63167800-768-6387Monsanto
MycogenG S9330 Zionsville RdIndianapolisIN46268717-327-3090Mycogen Seeds
Partners Brand SeedS4610 E.SR 120HoweIN46746269-625-0494Partners Brand
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.S14171 Carole DrBloomingtonIL61704717-653-5605Pioneer
Praire HybridsS27445 Hurd RdDeergroveIL61243717-371-1100Prairie Hybrids
Seedway LLCS275 North Eighth StMifflinburgPA17844570-939-1755Seedway
Spectrum SeedG S220 S. Main StLindenIN47955765-339-7344Spectrum Seed
Steyer SeedsGPO Box 209Old FortOH44861800-231-4274Steyer Seeds
Syngenta SeedsG SPO Box 959MinneapolisMN55440856-381-7772Syngenta Crop Protection
T.A. SeedsG SBox 300AvisPA17721570-753-5503TA Seeds

1 G = Grain Trial; S = Silage Trial.

If further information is requested or you have a question, please contact the seed company directly.

Grain and Silage Cooperator Locations

This page provides details about cooperators, planting and harvest dates, and trial locations. It should be used as a quick reference to location and cooperator details.

Table 1. Grain trial cooperators and location details.
CountyCityZone1NamePlanting DateHarvest Date
BradfordCanton1,2Jeff Morse5/1211/1
CambriaSummerhill1David Myers6/1NH2
CentreRock Springs1,2Penn State Ag Research5/2611/4
ClintonLock Haven2Scott Munro5/1111/2
DauphinHershey3,4Milton Hershey School5/2010/18
IndianaPunxsutawney1,2Lyle and Nathan Stiteler5/2611/10
LehighBreinigsville3,4Kyle Henninger4/2510/12
LycomingMontoursville3,4Dick Snyder5/910/26
TiogaLawrenceville1Mike Fritz5/1211/1
YorkHellam3,4Richie Flinchbaugh5/20NH2

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

Table 2. Silage trial cooperators and location details
CountyCityGroup1NamePlanting DateHarvest Date
BlairMartinsburgG2Phil Kulp5/9NH2
BlairWilliamsburgG2Penn-England5/259/14
BradfordTroyG0,G1Gary Kline5/129/12
BradfordCantonG0,G1Jeff Morse5/129/13
CambriaSummerhillG0,G1David Myers6/1NH2
CentreBellefonteG2Dan Ulmer5/119/9
CentreRock SpringsG0,G1,G2Penn State Ag Research5/279/20,21
ChesterWest GroveG3,G4,BMRWalt Moore5/169/1
JuniataMifflintownBMRZug Family Dairy5/259/8
LancasterBainbridgeG2SC,G3,G4,BMRDon Risser5/198/29,9/6
LancasterLandisvilleG2SC,G3,G4Penn State SE Ag Research5/198/30,9/7

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.
2 Not Harvested

2016 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.

These reports provide individual grain yield results from Bradford, Centre, Indiana, and Tioga counties or combined grain yield results from 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. Late Season Grain Hybrids 

6. Combined Data for Late Season Grain Hybrids - This file was updated on 11/17

2016 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

Short-season Area

1. Short-season Hybrids - Bradford county (Canton) 

2. Short-season Hybrids - Bradford county (Troy) 

3. Short-season Hybrids - Centre county (Rock Springs) 

4. Combined Short-season Silage Data 

Mid-season Area

1. Mid-season Hybrids - Centre county (Bellefonte) 

2. Mid-season Hybrids - Centre county (Rock Springs) 

2. Mid-season Hybrids - Blair county (Williamsburg) 

4. Combined Mid-season Silage Data - Central PA 

Mid-season Silage in Late-season Area

1. Mid-season Hybrids - Lancaster county (Bainbridge) 

2. Mid-season Hybrids - Lancaster county (Landisville) 

3. Combined Mid-season Silage Data in Southeast, PA 

Late-season Area

1. Late-season Hybrids - Chester county (West Grove) 

2. Late-season Hybrids - Lancaster county (Bainbridge) 

3. Late-season Hybrids - Lancaster county (Landisville) 

4. Combined Late-season Silage Data 

BMR Hybrids

1. BMR Hybrids - Lancaster county (Bainbridge) 

2. BMR Hybrids - Chester county (West Grove) 

3. BMR Hybrids - Juniata county (Mifflintown) 

4. Combined BMR Silage Data 

2016 Silage Corn Hybrid Tests - Starch

New for 2016, an optional starch test was available to seed companies. This test was performed using 7 hour starch digestibility via wet chemistry. One location was chosen within each growing zone. Three samples were collected and combined into one.

  • Combined Short-season Silage Data - Starch
  • Combined Mid-season Silage Data - Starch
  • Combined Mid-season Silage Data, Southeast PA - Starch
  • Combined Late-season Silage Data - starch

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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