Silage Corn

Legend Next Generation Hybrids

Leafy & Floury: Legend Seeds was extremely proud to be the first seed company to bring you Dr. Francis Glenn’s next advancement in silage hybrid genetics in 2014. While using a simple research technique and biting the kernels to test for harness and texture, Dr. Glenn discovered that the interior of the kernel in a recessive “floury” kernel is made entirely of white flour-type starch. The recessive “floury” genetics will express as up to 25% of the kernels on each ear, they are extremely soft and easily digestible. Because of this discovery and over a decade of breeding and research, Legend Next Generation hybrids offer dairy and livestock producers a quick, 30-day ensiling period and 10-12% more starch digestibly than a dual-purpose or BMR hybrid. The addition of the Floury genetics to the already available Leafy silage hybrids created a dream hybrid for silage situations: Leafy and Floury!

Leafy Silage Hybrids

Leafy Silage varieties containing the Leafy genetics have eight or more leaves above the ear. The leaves above the ear contain less lignin than those below the ear. A dual-purpose hybrid is often significantly taller than a grain hybrid, but the ear placement sets our Leafy silage hybrids apart in terms of feed quality and digestibility. Leafy silage hybrids have 5-7% more starch digestibility than dual-purpose or grain hybrids. Leafy hybrids were discovered and later commercialized in 1985 by world-renowned silage researcher, Dr. Francis Glenn. Today’s Leafy hybrids also contain traits, making them a great option for corn-on-corn situations often faced by dairy and livestock producers.

LEAFY & LNG SILAGE CORN KEY

Rating Scale EAR TYPE: PLANT HEIGHT:
1 = Poor FF = Full Flex MS = Medium Short
5 = Average MF = Moderate Flex M = Medium
0 = Superior D = Determinant Ear MT = Medium Tall
T = Tall

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Product Trait Forage Yield Ear Type Milk Per
Ton
Root
Strength
NDF
Digestibility
Emergence Starch
Digestibility