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The seed for every season

DEKALB Silage Ready Hybrids

All DEKALB® corn hybrids are tested for silage qualities such as nutrition, digestibility, tonnage and regional agronomic fit through extensive field testing across Canada after commercialization. The DEKALB Silage Ready™ brand provides great performing hybrids with the potential to produce high quality silage and high milk yield potential per acre or beef yield per acre.

DEKALB Silage Ready hybrids are all dual-purpose products that can either be harvested for grain or silage, giving you great flexibility of use at the end of the season.

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Key Benefits

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Excellent Characteristics

DEKALB Silage Ready hybrids feature outstanding NDF digestibility, nutritional quality and high tonnage potential to maximize your herds productivity.

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Strong Agronomics

Silage Ready products are rigorously tested to meet our high-quality forage standards of nutritional value per ton, milk or beef per acre and percentage starch. The exclusive genetics of DEKALB Silage Ready products create high-quality feed that can improve your performance potential.

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Exclusive Genetic Diversity

The DEKALB silage portfolio features a wide variety of products from a diverse germplasm to achieve high yield potential while offering flexibility and dependable performance.

Choosing the DEKALB Silage Ready hybrid for you

DEKALB corn hybrids are the result of over a hundred years of breeding and genetic research. This has produced hybrids that are tailored to perform exceptionally well in specific regions.

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Crop Heat Units
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Crop Heat Units (CHU) provides an indexing system to assist farmers to select the most suitable hybrids and varieties for their area For a shorter growing season, varieties with a lower CHU should be selected in order to optimize yield and reach maturity before a killing frost occurs.
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Relative Maturity
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Relative maturity (RM) can be used to compare product’s maturity to existing products in the DEKALB lineup. The relative maturity of a hybrid is assessed by comparing the harvest maturity to established products with known RM ratings in their adapted geographies.
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Seed Traits have been genetically encoded into the plant’s DNA. The result is that the crop is engineered to be resistant to certain insect pests, pathogens and/or herbicides in order to protect the crop and increase quality and yield.
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CHU Range: 1800 - 2000
Relative Maturity: 73
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  • Very early flowering product for short season areas
  • Allows early ensiling and very good forage quality even with an early fall frost
  • High yield potential for its maturity
CHU Range: 1900 - 2100
Relative Maturity: 76
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  • High tonnage potential for its maturity and very safe in case of early frost
  • Very good ratio between yield potential and milk per tonne
  • Excellent agronomic characteristics and seedling vigour
CHU Range: 2100 - 2275
Relative Maturity: 80
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  • Excellent silage yield, starch content and milk per acre potential
  • Excellent harvest appearance and top end yield potential
  • Excellent plant health for quality silage and grain
CHU Range: 2125 - 2300
Relative Maturity: 81
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  • Very tall and impressive silage hybrid suitable for areas of 2125 CHU and above
  • High yield potential and high fibre digestibility
  • Matures more slowly and offers a wide harvest window
CHU Range: 2300 - 2500
Relative Maturity: 84
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  • Tall hybrid with excellent tonnage potential
  • Position on more fertile ground to take advantage of the high, top end yield potential
  • Slower drydown provides a good harvest window
CHU Range: 2425 - 2600
Relative Maturity: 88
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  • Tall hybrid with good tonnage potential
  • Excellent vigour and emergence are a good fit for early planting on light or loamy ground
  • Good nutrition quality and digestibility
CHU Range: 2550 - 2725
Relative Maturity: 92
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  • Tall hybrid with excellent tonnage potential and significant ear flex allows for moderate plant populations
  • Excellent trait and agronomic package make it a good fit for corn-on-corn rotations
  • Excellent silage fit measuring well for tonnage, quality and digestibility
CHU Range: 2550 - 2725
Relative Maturity: 92
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  • Tall hybrid with excellent tonnage potential and significant ear flex allows for moderate plant populations
  • Excellent silage fit measuring well for tonnage, quality and digestibility
  • Excellent trait and agronomic package make it a good fit for non corn-on-corn fields
CHU Range: 2600 - 2775
Relative Maturity: 94
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  • Tall hybrid that provides superior yield and tonnage potential
  • Demonstrated consistently strong performance for milk per tonne and milk per acre
  • Excellent amount of fibres with high digestibility of fibres (dNDF)
CHU Range: 2625 - 2800
Relative Maturity: 95
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  • Provides higher than average milk per acre
  • Excellent choice for corn-on-corn or rotated ground
  • Excellent silage hybrid in light soils providing superior starch content potential
CHU Range: 2625 - 2800
Relative Maturity: 96
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  • Excellent and consistent silage yield potential across all soil types and environments tested
  • Excellent stalks and very good roots
  • Excellent fit for light, variable, stressed soils
CHU Range: 2700 - 2825
Relative Maturity: 98
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  • Medium-to-tall hybrid that offers consistent tonnage and quality in corn-on-corn rotations
  • Great agronomic package that offers strong emergence and spring vigour
  • Excellent late season plant health, especially with protection against ear moulds
CHU Range: 2725 - 2900
Relative Maturity: 99
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  • Very tall hybrid that offers very good tonnage potential, with above average starch and digestibility
  • Plant early to take advantage of this hybrid's excellent vigour and emergence
  • Excellent drought tolerance and good late season disease tolerance, particularly against giberella ear rot
CHU Range: 2900 - 3075
Relative Maturity: 104
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  • Excellent silage yield, milk per acre and starch content potential
  • Performs well at harvest, with excellent drydown and test weight
  • Excellent drought tolerance
CHU Range: 3125 - 3275
Relative Maturity: 110
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  • Excellent grain quality and test weight
  • Strong overall hybrid with good agronomics and disease package
  • Responds well to increased management
CHU Range: 3175 - 3325
Relative Maturity: 113
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  • Very good grain quality and food grade potential
  • Solid overall agronomics lead to great late season standability
  • Very good response to higher populations
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  • VT Double PRO® dual mode, protects against corn earworm and other above ground pests.
  • SmartStax® protects against rootworm and above ground pests like corn earworm.

Trial Data

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See how DEKALB Silage Ready hybrids perform in your area

Our corn hybrids are extensively tested for performance. Use our Seed Trial Data to discover the best hybrid for your location.

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