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Why Schlessman® Silage Corn?

The genetics of a variety affect how well it will perform as silage corn. Flint, flint dent, dent, hard kernel type dent, and soft kernel type dent, have different rates of starch degradation by rumen bacteria and different absolute amounts of digestion of the starch component of corn silage.

Schlessman silage hybrids are selected to produce more tonnage, with very high digestibility, resulting in more milk per acre. The bottom line advantages of Schlessman silage for dairy producers are:

  • High yields (tons per acre)
  • High fiber and starch digestibility of the silage
  • Ability to get maximum feed value after short time in the silo
  • Longer peak harvest period than brown midrib
  • Lower plant density means reduced seed cost
  • Ability to feed high levels of leafy silage in the ration

Ask about our new silage hybrid line-up. Plant Schlessman’s silage hybrids and experience the ration cost savings by producing more milk per acre.

861Lfy

RM 86

Traits Available:
Leafy Agrisure® GT
Leafy Agrisure® 3000GT

  • Great seedling vigor with better than average stalks
  • Excellent milk per ton and milk per acre scores
  • Can be used in corn back to corn rotation
  • Plant on better soils for best yields
Scale: 5 = Worst; 1 = Best
  Agronomic Profile
  5   4   3   2   1
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942Lfy

RM 90

Traits Available:
Leafy Agrisure® GT
Leafy Agrisure Viptera® 3111

  • Strong seedling vigor makes this hybrid suitable for minimal tillage
  • Low ear placement with 9-10 leaves above the ear
  • Strong stress tolerance with excellent roots
  • Convenient and budget-friendly Agrisure® GT trait for glyphosate tolerance
Scale: 5 = Worst; 1 = Best
  Agronomic Profile
  5   4   3   2   1
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SX-465

RM 100

Traits Available:
Conventional
Genuity® VT Double PRO® RIB Complete® Corn Blend

  • Utility hybrid that can be used in all soil types
  • Tremendous ear flex with outstanding grain quality
  • Medium tall plant with superior roots
  • Top end yields in our research plots 2 years running
Scale: 5 = Worst; 1 = Best
  Agronomic Profile
  5   4   3   2   1
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SX-466AT NEW

RM 101

Traits Available:
Agrisure Artesian® GTA Only

  • Artesian™ drought tolerance for light soils (adds more yield)
  • Medium tall plant with medium high ear placement
  • Works in all soil types for early planting
  • Stellar emergence, good test-weight, semi-flex ear
  • Great dual purpose hybrid with lots of tonnage
Scale: 5 = Worst; 1 = Best
  Agronomic Profile
  5   4   3   2   1
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SX-516

RM 103

Traits Available:
Agrisure® 3000GT
Agrisure Duracade® 5122 E-Z Refuge®

  • Excellent flex ear and robust plant allows dual purpose (grain or silage)
  • Medium tall plant with medium high ear placement
  • Excellent stalks and good roots
  • Will respond to split nitrogen application
  • Solid agronomic package with top-end yield potential across varying environments
Scale: 5 = Worst; 1 = Best
  Agronomic Profile
  5   4   3   2   1
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1046Lfy

RM 104

Traits Available:
Conventional Leafy Only

  • Silage-specific hybrid designed for improved yield and digestibility
  • Very tall plant height with large showy ears
  • Hearty stalks and roots
  • Excellent disease resistance package
Scale: 5 = Worst; 1 = Best
  Agronomic Profile
  5   4   3   2   1
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1052LfyGT

RM 105

Traits Available:
Leafy Agrisure® GT Only

  • Characteristically similar, if not better, than 1046Lfy
  • Convenience of glyphosate tolerance
  • Strong seedling emergence
  • Produces lots of highly digestible silage tonnage
Scale: 5 = Worst; 1 = Best
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  5   4   3   2   1
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11513 U.S. Highway 250 N.
Milan, OH 44846-9708
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