Maize Seed Varieties

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

Contact us to see how we can help on 0115 939 0202 or enquiries@agrovista.co.uk

 

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

For details please call your local Agrovista agronomist.
Alternatively contact us at:
E: enquiries@agrovista.co.uk
T: 0115 939 0202

 

 

ULTRA EARLY MATURITY

KWS CITO

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2019 MAIZE PORTFOLIO

KWS Cito is the earliest variety in the KWS portfolio and builds on the success of Kaspian and Ramirez in the ultra early category.

Cito maintains the class leading early maturity of it’s predecessors whilst improving both yield and feed value and features as a first choice variety on both the less favourable and favourable NIAB/BSPB descriptive lists.

Cito is a bigger plant type than Kaspian and Ramirez and demonstrates very good early vigour which is crucial in this maturity sector.

EARLY MATURITY

LiRoyal

P7326

LiRoyal is new for 2019 and is a product

of Europes most advanced breeding

programme for early maturing hybrids.

 

LiRoyal sits in the FAO 160/170 maturity

category and is suitable for the vast majority

of the UK maize growing area.

 

Producing very high levels of starch and

dry matter coupled with good disease and

standing power scores LiRoyal is the

ideal variety for high performance dairy

and beef systems.

P7326 is now firmly established as a

consistent performer over a range of

soil types and geographical locations.

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.

 

MEDIUM EARLY MATURITY

EMBLEM

SY NORDICSTAR

P7034

Emblem is a high yielding, high feed value LGAN variety from Limagrain.

Emblem has one of the best overall quality profiles on the 2019 descriptive lists.

Enjoying high yields of starch, cell wall

digestibility and ME, 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.

SY Nordicstar from Syngenta

features as a first choice variety on

the NIAB/BSPB forage and anaerobic

digestion descriptive lists.

A truly versatile variety which has

enjoyed considerable success 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. Ideal as the early variety in large acreage energy maize situations.

P7034 was successfully introduced

by Pioneer in 2018.

Utilising high yielding “Dent” genetics in an earlier to harvest hybrid enables the variety to be grown in all but the most marginal of sites. P7034 is a very robust plant type with exceptional eyespot and fusarium tolerance compared to leading competitor hybrids. The genetic make up of P7034 makes it ideal for those growers looking to feed maize soon after ensiling without compromising starch availability.


MID TO LATE MATURITY

P7524



CRANBERRI CS

P7524 is increasingly popular as an earlier hybrid in energy maize situations. Very good standing power coupled with high yield and good disease tolerance ensure quality silage for both energy and forage situations.

P7524 has proved itself as a consistent and reliable hybrid with the potential for substantial yield and quality when grown using the Samco system.

When grown on exposed sites under plastic film P7524 has withstood the high winds experienced in 2018 better than competitor varieties.

 

Cranberri CS is the ideal mid maturity hybrid for the energy sector and more favourable forage maize sites.

 

Newly listed on the NIAB/BSPB first

choice favourable sites list 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 and forage sector.

ES CLUEDO

AMAVERITAS 

LG30.248

ES Cluedo is a consistently high yielding variety that can be utilised on a wide variety of soil types.

Over 18 tonne per hectare dry matter yield on favourable and 17.5 tonne on less favourable sites make ES Cluedo the ideal compromise between yield and maturity.

Performs well on light land and in areas where drought can be an issue.

Amaveritas was introduced by KWS last year as a replacement for the popular Ronaldinio.

Ideal for spreading the harvest window especially on lighter land.

Capable of yields in excess of 55 - 60 tonnes hectare fresh weight, Amaveritas is a product of the most advanced energy maize breeding programme in Europe.

LG30.248 is 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.

 

WIREWORM CONTROL OPTIONS

We will offer only 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

 

SEED TREATMENT UPDATE

2019 will see a number of changes concerning the availability and use of seed treatments for forage maize.

What appears to be the case at the time of printing is that 2019 will be the final year for the use of Mesurol, Sonido and Thiram in the UK maize crop.

This being the case both breeders and distributors of maize seed will not be able to accept any returns of seed treated with any of these products.

However the future is not all bad news, we expect to see a number of new products coming to the market in the near future.

These include the new generation of SDHI seed treatments being made available on the maize crop for the first time.

The introduction of “biological” seed treatments is just around the corner and offers exciting developments in both pest and disease control.

Agrovista remain committed to bringing the latest seed treatment technology applied to market leading varieties to ensure the continuing success of the maize crop in the UK.

 

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.

 

THE BENEFITS OF UNDER-SOWING A COVER CROP INTO MAIZE:-

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

 

 TECHNISWARD; SOIL MAX TECHNISWARD; ENVIRO MAX

Tall Fescue

Advanced Tall Fescue

Sow at 5kg/acre (12.5kg per hectare)

Late Perennial Ryegrass

Advanced Tall Fescue

Sow at 5kg/acre (12.5kg per hectare)

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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