Maize Seed Varieties

Selected by our seed experts, we strongly believe that these are the best variety options available to growers in the UK

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Agrovista have market leading deferred payment schemes for maize seed and we can
advise you on all aspects of maize production including variety choice, site selection,
nutrition, weed control and ensiling.

Ultra Early Forage Maize Varieties





New ultra early variety from KWS.
Cito builds on the success of Kaspian and
Ramirez maintaining the class-leading early
maturity of those hybrids whilst improving
both yield and feed value. Cito is set to
become the benchmark for true ultra early
varieties offering proven genetics for reliable
and consistent performance. Cito is a bigger
plant type than Kaspian and Ramirez and
demonstrates very good early vigour which
is crucial in this maturity sector.

Having proven itself over the past two years over a range of soil types and geographical locations P7326 has established itself as a firm favourite with growers. P7326 has early cob maturity and benefits from robust eyespot and fusarium tolerance. For those looking for high yield and feed quality allied with good standing ability and early maturity, P7326 is the perfect compromise.

              Agrovista Maize Seed

Early Forage Maize Varieties




SY Nordicstar from Syngenta features as a
first choice variety on both the forage
and anaerobic digestion descriptive lists.
A truly versatile variety which enjoyed
considerable success in 2017 in both
forage and energy situations.

SY Nordicstar has class-leading eyespot tolerance and exceptional resistance to fusarium, a vital factor when drilling wheat after maize.

One of the highest yielding high feed value
LGAN varieties from Limagrain.

Emblem has one of the best overall quality profiles on the 2018 descriptive lists. High yields of starch coupled with class-leading ME and digestibility.

Emblem can be grown in most mainstream maize areas and is a very cost effective option for those looking to maintain quality without increasing costs.

New variety from Pioneer utilising high
yielding “Dent” genetics in an earlier to
harvest hybrid. Very robust plant type
with exceptional eyespot and fusarium
tolerance compared to leading competitor

The genetic makeup of P7034 makes it ideal for those growers looking to feed maize soon after ensiling without
compromising starch availability.

Biogas (AD) Maize Varieties




SY Nordicstar offers energy maize
growers an opportunity to produce a
consistent 17 – 18 tonnes of dry matter
per hectare from an early maturing
hybrid. SY Nordicstar has class leading
eyespot tolerance and exceptional
resistance to fusarium, a vital factor when
drilling wheat after maize.

Ideal mid maturity hybrid for the
energy sector. Introduced in 2017 with
exceptional results, Cranberri CS is
set to build on last seasons success.
Excellent early vigour coupled with
high dry matter and ME yields place
Cranberri CS at the forefront of the mid
maturity energy sector.

Features on both the favourable and
less favourable anaerobic digestion
descriptive lists. Superb on light land and
in areas where drought can be an issue.
Very high dry matter yields and proven
consistency coupled with class leading
ME and digestibility make Hobbit an
obvious choice for the energy sector.




LG30. 248 (FAO 250)

Very similar variety to Hobbit but can
be utilised on a wider variety of soil
types. Over 18 tonne dry matter yield
on favourable and 17.5 tonne on less
favourable sites make ES Cluedo the ideal
compromise between yield and maturity.

KWS variety offering similar yields to
Francisco and Barros but with significantly
earlier maturity. Tried and tested KWS
breeding in a slightly earlier maturity
group which is sure to be an attractive

A later maturing variety from Limagrain
suited to the very best energy maize
growing areas. Massive yield on a
consistent basis with good disease and
standing power make this the ideal choice
for the later maturing slot in a balanced
energy maize portfolio

Forage Maize Grown Under Plastic Film



ES CLUEDO         

For those growing maize in extreme
marginal conditions the new ultra
early variety Cito builds on the
success of Ramirez in this sector. Cito
demonstrates very good early vigour
and has the ability to emerge through
plastic film with minimal stress which
is crucial when selecting hybrids to be
grown using the Samco system.

P7326 has performed well under
plastic over the past two years and is
the ideal early variety for this system.
High yield allied with quality and
good standing ability mean P7326 is
an ideal choice for those looking for
earliness and yield.

ES Cluedo has performed extremely
well under plastic film in 2017 and has
established itself as the leading maize
hybrid for growing under film where
yield is the driving factor.


Wireworm Control Options

We will only offer Pioneer hybrids for situations where wireworm seed treatment is required.

The combination of Sonido Wireworm Treatment coupled with Korit Bird Repellent coating is unique to the industry and offers the best all-round protection in situations where wireworm is judged to be an issue. 

The following varieties are available with this treatment;
 - P7326
 - P7034
 - P7524

For more information on our Selected key varieties for the upcoming season, contact

our Seed Office on 01353 667 834 or speak to your local agronomist.


Undersowing Mixtures for Maize

There are a lot of concerns about the impact the maize crop is currently having on the environment. 

These are from environmental factors such as soil run off and from increasingly stringent legislation. 

In the future, leaving maize stubbles unprotected from soil erosion and nutrient leaching may no longer be
allowed to continue. It is also a big challenge to try and establish any sort of cover crop after a maize
crop has been harvested due to the time of year.

Undersowing a grass mixture with a maize crop has been proven to be successful when done correctly. 
It is imperative to sow at the right time with the right species/mixture so the growing crop isn’t affected.

What are the benefits of under-sowing a cover crop into maize?

  • Reduce nitrate leaching
  • Potential for improved 
  • Improve soil structure
  • Can help to reduce soil erosion
  • Improve organic matter levels
  • Can create winter grazing for livestock

       Tall Fescue
       Advanced Tall Fescue

       Sow at 7kg/acre (17kg/ha)
       Late Perennial Ryegrass
       Advanced Tall Fescue

       Sow at 7kg/acre (17kg/ha)

       This mix is most suited to be drilled at the same       time as the maize crop (inter- row)

       The slow-growing tall fescue and Advanced tall       fescue will help to suppress weed emergence

       As the grasses mature along with the maize             crop, the root mass will develop to help retain         any residual nutrients which are left in the soil         post-harvest

       Benefits the soil structure from the inclusion of         deeper rooting grass species

       An under-sown mix which is more suited to                 be sown inter-row once the maize has                       established and is at the 4-6 leaf stage

       The inclusion of a perennial ryegrass will make         the mixture faster at establishing 

       It is important that the grass has established               before the maize canopy fully develops.

       Excellent ground cover post-harvest with a fibrous     root system for soil stabilisation



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