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40 years experience in the South West

Maize

40 years experience in the South West


Maize

Maize is an important crop for many people, with it either being fed to dairy or beef cows or more recently being a mainstay of many Bio Digesters. Our varieties have been extensively trialled in the South West by ourselves over many years, this gives us the confidence to recommend the following varieties for their yield, Glory in the field quality, disease tolerance and consistent peformance.

Pearce Seeds has regularly conducted maize variety trials. We use trial sites with differing soil types and altitudes, testing variety performance in the South West in realistic conditions, not just on 1st choice preferable sites.  A summary of our sowing date trial can be found here; WHEN TO DRILL?

 

Maize


Glory - Maturity Group 10

Consistant yield and quality and has peformed exceptionally now for five seasons. Cobs very well covered from exposure,well filled, good starch yield. Suitable for all soil types. Strong thick crop. Ultra early.

SY Nordicstar - Maturity Group 7
Slightly later maturity but with good all round figures. Sow on a favourable site. Ideal for high percentage feeding. One of the best ratings for eyespot tolerance of all varieties.

RGT Duxxbury - Maturity Group 11
A new Ultra early variety that matures as early as Augustus and Emmerson but looks to have a higher Dry Matter Yield, it shows good tolerance to Eyespot and has similar feed quality to Augustus. It will not appear on NIAB List until 2020.

Emmerson - Maturity Group 12
For three seasons the earliest to mature in our set of trials. Yields consistent with being so early, starch yield high. Vigorous to grow away, quick to tassling. Its weakness is eyespot tolerance. Ultra-early.

Oxxgood - Maturity Group 9
Big yields of highly palatable crop. Good disease resistance. With well filled large cobs produces a high ME crop. Strong early vigour. Suits all soil types including lighter brashy soils.

Equity - Maturity Group 9
This is the Crescendo replacement, it will not appear on the NIAB list. It will give earliness and yield with good all round quality and disease tolerance.

Augustus - Maturity Group 11
Equal in most respects to Emmerson, higher yielding in 2017, less so in 2016. Cobs very well covered from exposure,well filled, good starch yield. Suitable for all soil types. Strong thick crop. Ultra early.

Autens - Maturity Group 9
A new variety on the NIAB list, it will give exceptional yield with good quality, it has the highest DM yield for its maturity. It will be of similar maturity to Severus.


Pearce Seeds deliver all maize from our central store near Sherborne in Dorset.  Deliverers are made daily to Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset.

Please contact us for more information:

Pearce Seeds LLP
Rosedown Farm
Marston Road
Sherborne
Dorset
DT9 4SX


Tel: 01935 811 400
Fax: 01935 816 800

Email: info@pearceseeds.co.uk