Maize Seed

Absalon
Has a long harvest window and amazing digestibility of 58.6% CWD which is the highest on the less Favourable lists which enables higher output for milk and meat and even biogas production.
Cob Ripeness 7.5
Maturity Group 8
Quality & Digestibility
Superb digestibility, 59% CWD highest on the less favourable, drives ME allowing more maize to be fed
Yield
Sow at 42,500 seeds per acre or 105,000 seeds per hectare.
• High Yield for early variety.
• Superior Grain & Cob content in the clamp
• Balanced quality characteristics

Bonnie
Bonnie is an extremely high yielding crop which grows in the toughest of areas along with its massive yield Bonnie achieves superb silage quality with Me level reaching way above average at 11.5Mj/KG
Cob Ripeness – 7.8
Maturity – Group 8
Quality & Digestibility – a very high digestibility and cell wall digestibility combine with good starch to produce superb silage.
Yield – Sow at 42,500 seeds per acre or 105,000 seeds per hectare. Very high yields of forage in NIAB trials.

ES Ardent
Tall plant with erect leaves and good standing. Quick dry down at harvest as sugars in the leaf are moved to starch in the grain.
Cob Ripeness – Well filled indeterminate cob with excellent cob ripeness. Early starch lay down in the grain. Big cob with a lot of grain.
Maturity – Very early Maturity Group 11 variety with fast leaf dry down at harvest.
Quality & Digestibility – A good yield of ME 177,000 Mj/ha and high starch yield of 5.4t/ha. Ardent ensures mature maize is clamped in the pit.
Yield – Sow at 42,500 seeds per acre or 105,000 seeds per hectare.
• Excellent yields for Ultra Early Variety
• Robust variety
• Good combination of cob maturity and plant dry down

ES Picker
Good vigour in the spring, tall erect plant. Improved quality in a very early variety due to even plant dry down and good cob maturity.
Cob Ripeness – Very early maturing grain on a thin spindle. Distinctive long indeterminate cob. Better cob maturity in marginal areas than Kaspian or Ambition.
Maturity – Es Picker; the ultra early with the best combination of grain maturity and plant dry down.
Quality & Digestibility – Above average ME on a more digestible plant – 188,000 Mj/ha. 5.78t/ha above average starch yields in maturity group 10.
Yield – Sow at 42,500 seeds per acre or 105,000 seeds per hectare.
• High yielding group 10 variety
• Good combination of yield and maturity
• Very reliable performance in field

ES Ballade
Good strong plant with semi-erect leaves. Lots of leaf bulk. Slightly green plant at harvest increasing plant digestibility and silage quality.
Cob Ripeness – Large cob with rapid grain maturity. Grain maturity that’s expected of a much earlier maturing variety. Shows a distinctive red pigment on the grain at maturity.
Maturity – Due to its very good cob ripeness, Ballade finished quicker than many group 8 varieties like Ambition and Fieldstar.
Quality & Digestibility – 186,000 Mj/ha of ME yield, outperforming many group 8 and 9 varieties. Very good starch yields driven by cob ripeness.
Yield – Sow at 42,500 seeds per acre or 105,000 seeds per hectare.
• Out yielding the majority of groups 8-9 maturity varieties
• Consistent yields over all sites

Marco
Tall plant with erect leaves, two mature cobs. Plant dry down helps plant reach maturity ensuring good levels of dry matter are clamped.
Cob Ripeness – Very good cob ripeness for its maturity group. Potential to produce a second cob with mature grains on 70% of sites with an average of an extra 208 grains on the second cob.
Maturity – Due to very good cob ripeness, reaches true maturity quicker than others in its maturity group. Shows very good level of maturity when grown under plastic.
Quality & Digestibility – A good yield of ME 195,000 Mj/ha and very high starch yield of 5.5t/ha. Potential to significantly increase starch and grain yields with formation of second cob. Typically +3% starch.
Yield – Sow at 42,500 seeds (105,000 seeds/ha) in good seedbed conditions to help increase the
incidence of true double cobbing.
• Proven tolerance to summer drought on sands and gravel
• Performs exceptionally well under plastic

Severus
Above average yields for its maturity, similar plant type to KASPIAN with 8% more DM yield (97%)
Good early vigour (7.4) for early or late drilling
Above average starch (34.7%) and ME (11.35 MJ/Kg) content ( 8)

KWS Perez
PEREZ KWS is first choice for both favourable and less favourable sites on the BSPB/NIAB Descriptive List of Forage Maize for 2018. It is a very early maturity segment of the forage maize market and combines superb yields with excellent forage quality. PEREZ KWS has excellent early vigour making it ideal for sowing on less favourable sites or simply where a fast start is desired
Strong DM yield in its segment – (102%)
Ideal for late drilling on favourable sites to encourage earlier feedout
Excellent starch (32.3%) and ME content (11.1 MJ/Kg) M group (9)

Angustus
Represents the pinnacle of ultra-early maize breeding. Early maturity assured for UK Growers
No.1 DM yield in its segment – (96%) across all marginal sites
Rapid early vigour (7.1)
Full cob sheath coverage
Excellent starch (33.9 %) and ME content (11.36 MJ/Kg) Maturity group (10)

Aurelius
Represents the pinnacle of ultra-early maize breeding. Early maturity assured for UK Growers
Unsurpassed DM yield in its segment – (2013-16: 110-112%) across all sites
105% DM Yield 2018 Descriptive List – Favourable sites
Rapid early vigour 7.6 n Full cob sheath coverage
Excellent starch (31.6%) and ME content (11.3 MJ/Kg)
Ideal balance of forage yield and energy content for 60 – 70% + maize inclusion (8)