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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Silage Yield of Exotic Corn1


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  1. Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 579-581
    Received: Feb 23, 1968

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  1. D. L. Thompson2



Tall-growing, late-maturing tropical types of corn (Zea mays L.), commonly called exotics, were compared with local hybrids for silage production. Exotics yielded 13 to 41% more dry matter, 4 to 28% more estimated total digestible nutrients, less crude protein but more fiber. Exotics would be most useful for management regimes demanding maximum silage production but tolerating less than optimum quality.

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