Silage Hybrid
F2F817
116 RM
115-118 RM Range
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Separate Refuge Requirements

Overview

  • Full, dense canopy and medium/tall plants make this hybrid a very competitive tonnage BMR hybrid.
  • Very good whole-plant digestibility for dairy rations.
  • Good gray leaf spot tolerance and very good northern corn leaf blight tolerance.
  • BMR trait, very good agronomics, eye appeal, semi-flex ear and white cob make it an excellent full-season choice for silage.
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Product Ratings
7-9 Good 4-6 Fair 1-3 Poor
Characteristics
Drought Tolerance
6
Early Vigor
7
Forage Yield
9
Fungicide ResponseMedium
Goss's WiltModerately Tolerant
Gray Leaf Spot
7
Green Snap
8
NCLB
7
Root Strength
6
SCLB
7
Stalk Strength
7
Silage Quality
Beef IndexNot Applicable
Dairy Index
9
Digestible Dry Matter
8
NDF Digestibility
8
NFC Rating
7
Whole Plant Digestibility
8
Agronomics
Cob ColorWhite
Ear TypeSemi-flexible
GDUs to Mid-Silk1450
Kernel TextureHard
Plant HeightMedium/Tall
Stalk DrydownModerate
Positioning
HR = Highly Recommended
R = Recommended NR = Not Recommended
Planting Date
Early
R
Late
NR
Crop Rotation
Continuous Corn
R
Corn/Soybean
HR
Tillage
Conventional
HR
No-Till
R
Irrigation
Full
HR
High Plains Ecofallow
NR
Soils
Highly Productive
HR
Light (Sandy)
R
Marginal Fertility
NR
Poorly Drained
NR
Population*
High
HR
Low
R
Medium
HR
Very High
NR
Very Low
NR
*Consult a Mycogen Seeds representative for specific recommendations on planting populations.

Management Guidelines

  • Mycogen® brand bm3 BMR hybrids are bred for highly digestible stover and grain components; a planned fertility program that provides adequate N, P and K throughout the season is highly recommended.
  • Best performance when placed on soils with good water-supplying capacity, unless irrigation is an option.
  • Works well in a continuous corn rotation but prefers a corn/soybean rotation.
  • Avoid planting at aggressively high plant densities; moderate to moderate-high plant densities complement the performance characteristics.
  • Monitor harvest moisture closely as harvest approaches; hybrids may be drier or wetter than physical appearance indicates.
  • When storing BMR hybrids in a pile or a bunker, recommended moisture levels for harvesting range from 66 percent to 70 percent; for bags, 66 percent to 68 percent.
  • Miticide application is highly recommended when planted in areas where significant spider mite occurrence is expected.
  • Harder kernel texture will benefit from a kernel processor.