Silage Hybrid
TMF17L86
117 RM
114-118 RM Range
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Separate Refuge Requirements

Overview

  • Excellent gray leaf spot tolerance will allow it to move into eastern markets where high tonnage is a top priority.
  • Adapted to higher plant densities.
  • Very tall plants with high ear placement and flex-ear style.
  • Good Goss’s wilt and spider mite tolerance for western growing areas.
Management Guidelines

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Product Ratings
7-9 Good 4-6 Fair 1-3 Poor
Characteristics
Drought Tolerance
7
Early Vigor
7
Forage Yield
8
Fungicide ResponseLow
Goss's WiltModerately Tolerant
Gray Leaf Spot
8
Green Snap
7
NCLB
7
Root Strength
6
SCLB
7
Stalk Strength
8
Silage Quality
Beef Index
9
Dairy Index
8
Digestible Dry Matter
7
NDF Digestibility
7
NFC Rating
6
Whole Plant Digestibility
7
Agronomics
Cob ColorPink
Ear TypeFlexible
GDUs to Mid-Silk1485
Kernel TextureModerately Hard
Plant HeightVery Tall
Stalk DrydownModerate
Positioning
HR = Highly Recommended
R = Recommended NR = Not Recommended
Planting Date
Early
HR
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
R
Very Low
NR
*Consult a Mycogen Seeds representative for specific recommendations on planting populations.

Management Guidelines

  • High-yielding TMF silage hybrids are bred for high stover and grain components; a planned fertility program that provides adequate N, P and K throughout the season is highly recommended.
  • Good plant agronomics will support moderate-high to high plant densities, especially under irrigated production.
  • Roundup Ready® and IGNITE® herbicide technologies expand weed control options and provide an alternative for managing herbicide resistance.
  • Good Goss's wilt and better-than-average spider mite tolerance for western growing areas.
  • Monitor harvest moisture closely as harvest approaches; hybrids may be drier or wetter than physical appearance indicates.
  • When storing TMF hybrids in a pile or a bunker, recommended moisture levels for harvesting range from 65 percent to 68 percent; for bags, 62 percent to 68 percent.
  • Moderately hard grain will benefit from a kernel processor.