Silage Corn

23 | 11 | 2017


Introducing BMR corn into your dairy rations

Dow Seeds BMR is a high value feed ingredient that can take your dairy herd to the next level of production. In this video, Tim Borho, Commercial Agronomist with Dow Seeds explains how to introduce Dow Seeds BMR into your dairy ration to help achieve a high-forage ration that will support a high level of milk production.

12 | 10 | 2017


Managing Wet Corn Silage

The adverse growing season many corn silage producers have experienced this year has led to some immature silage fields being harvested at excessive moisture levels. Typically corn silage should be harvested between 65% and 68% moisture with the target moisture being in accordance with the type of silage storage structure that will be used. Immature silage that has been harvested with moistures in excess of 70% can lead to some challenges when fed to dairy cows.

07 | 09 | 2017


Choosing dual purpose corn or silage specific corn

Selecting a dual purpose corn or using a silage specific corn can be a personal choice, based on your farming needs. Tim Borho, Commercial Agronomist with Dow Seeds discusses both options.

23 | 08 | 2017

Optimal harvest moisturere commended for best BMR corn silage

Optimal harvest moisture recommended for best BMR corn silage

Moisture content is a serious factor in creating the best quality BMR corn silage. It is the foundation of good fermentation and the long-term preservation of your feed to get maximum milk production, ensuring overall health of your herd. Tim Welbanks, Product Development Agronomist with Dow Seeds, discusses your options and provides tips for creating a high quality BMR silage.

02 | 08 | 2017


PowerCore Tech Sheet

SUPERIOR ABOVE GROUND CONTROL. PowerCore trait technology combines three Bt proteins for unmatched control of above-ground pests like European Corn Borer, Corn Earworm, Fall Armyworm, Black Cutworm and Soutwestern Corn Borer.

02 | 08 | 2017


Introducing the Enlist™ Weed Control System

The Enlist™ weed control system will change how you think about weed management in corn. Right now, farmers can purchase elite Enlist corn hybrids for the 2018 season and take control of resistant and hard-to-control weeds.

25 | 05 | 2017


Silage Trial Shows Dow Seeds bm3 BMR Increases Milk Potential

Silage Trial Shows Dow Seeds bm3 BMR Increases Milk Potential

09 | 11 | 2015


Estimating Corn Yields – Tim Welbanks, Dow Seeds

Looking to estimate how much corn you’ll harvest for storage, forward selling, feeding or cash flow planning? Tim Welbanks, product development agronomist with Dow Seeds explains a simple process that will give you an estimate of what your corn crop will yield.

08 | 10 | 2015


Can Yield Potential be Maintained when Early Frost Occurs

Select corn hybrids that are expected to reach physiological maturity before the average date when freeze risk is greater than 50%.

06 | 10 | 2015


Corn Silage Harvest

Harvest management is key to producing quality corn silage. Follow these guidelines when harvesting Dow Seeds silage hybrids for corn silage that can help add profit to the bottom line.

06 | 10 | 2015


Grain and Silage Corn Frost Injury

When damaging frosts hit corn fields close to harvest time, it is important to assess the damage to manage the harvest practices and crop expectations.

06 | 10 | 2015


Top Six Problems in Young Corn

Keep young corn plants healthy and maximize yields at harvest by scouting for these six problems. Properly identifying problems in early season corn leads to well-informed decisions on insect management, herbicide application and replanting.

06 | 10 | 2015


Green Snap in Corn

Green snap is characterized by broken stalks of the corn plant caused by high winds. Learn more about the factors that affect it and ways to manage the risk.

06 | 10 | 2015


Drought Damaged Silage

Summer drought limits corn silage production by reducing ear size and stalk growth. Just four consecutive days of visible wilting during vegetative growth can reduce grain or forage yield by up to 5-10%. Yield losses of 40-50% are possible if high temperatures and limited rainfall coincide with silking and reproductive stages. Learn more about salvaging corn silage yield during drought conditions.

06 | 10 | 2015


Gibberella Ear Rot

Gibberella ear rot produces multiple mycotoxins that are harmful to both humans and animals, and requires some special management when present.

06 | 10 | 2015


Assessing Frost Damage in Corn

Once early planted corn emerges, it is susceptible to frost injury. The stage of corn development when frost hits is key to the degree of crop damage.

06 | 10 | 2015


Dow Seeds bm3 BMR High Forage Diet Advantage

A study published in the Journal of Dairy Science, February 2015, was completed at the University of Delaware to measure “The effect of hybrid type and dietary proportions of corn silage on the lactation performance of high producing dairy cows”. The hybrids in the study were Dow Seeds™ TMF2H699 (non-BMR hybrid – normal) and Dow Seeds F2F626 (bm3 BMR). Researchers studied the effects of a normal hybrid and a bm3 brown-midrib hybrid at the same feeding rate, and with another treatment of the bm3 BMR at a much higher level of inclusion.

06 | 10 | 2015


Not all BMR Hybrids are Created Equal

It's important to understand the differences between brown midrib (BMR) corn hybrids. Did you know there are four different BMR gene variations? They are bm1, bm2, bm3 and bm4, and they are very different when it comes to corn silage performance.

12 | 08 | 2015


BMR Corn Silage Management Guide

Dow Seeds BMR corn hybrids deliver superior results.

08 | 10 | 2015


Corn Kernel Development

Learn more about what is happening inside corn kernels during the main growth stages of development

05 | 07 | 2016


Corn Leaf Disease implications on Silage Corn Harvest

Corn leaf diseases can have a great impact on yield of all corn, grain or silage. However, in silage corn, diseases can have an extra impact of reducing feed quality. Leaf diseases consume the parts of the leaf that the cow can digest, and leave behind the parts that are indigestible.

07 | 07 | 2016


Dow Seeds bm3 BMR Beats Leafy-Floury

Researchers at the The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, NY have found Dow Seeds™ brand brown midrib-3 (bm3) BMR yielded 5.3 kg more solid-corrected milk (SCM) compared to a “leafy-floury” silage hybrid, in high producing dairy cattle. These results were presented at the 2014 American Dairy Science Association annual meeting.

07 | 06 | 2016


Why Dow Seeds BMR?

Dow Seeds BMR (brown midrib) corn silage delivers maximum digestibility, greater dry matter intake and more milk! But not all BMR hybrids are created equal – All Dow Seeds BMR hybrids contain the bm3 gene, which delivers a 10-unit increase in NDF digestibility and an average of 2.2 kg more milk per cow per day. Less grain required = Reduced feed costs

13 | 10 | 2015


Fungicide on Corn

The interest in using foliar fungicides on corn has expanded dramatically over the past few years, changing how corn is managed on many farms. The current trend is to use foliar fungicides to maximize yields, often in the absence of disease pressure.

06 | 10 | 2015


Optimum Corn Planting Dates

The best corn crops in Ontario and Quebec are usually planted in late April and the first half of May because the crop is able to utilize the full growing season.

09 | 10 | 2015


Western Bean Cutworm

Recent field studies looked into the factors contributing to higher populations of western bean cutworm in "hotspots" in Ontario

09 | 10 | 2015


Western Bean Cutworm 2013 Trap Network

The Western Bean Cutworm Trap Network has been a huge success over the past five years. With your help OMAF monitored 305 traps in Ontario and Quebec in 2013

07 | 10 | 2015


Weed Facts

Learn more about how long weed seeds can live, how weed density affects crop yields, and the long-term impact of glyphosate-resistant weeds.

09 | 10 | 2015


Maintain Yield Potential

Select corn hybrids that are expected to reach physiological maturity before the average date when freeze risk is greater than 50 percent.

13 | 10 | 2015


The Decision to Replant, or Not

Replanting a corn field damaged by heavy rains, pests, or poor emergence can be the most difficult decision. Consider these six steps when looking at the option of replanting early in the season.