Verified FBN Member (AB, CAN)
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What is the tallest corn variety that you have grown for silage?

We have been growing corn for 5-6 years for our cows to graze and this year I got sludge applied to my land and want to see how tall I can get the corn to grow. In addition to the sludge I am applying 200 pounds an acre of NH^3 along withs some sulfur and phosphorus. I have recently been able to get the corn to grow to about 10 feet.

Verified FBN Member (NC)

Origen 15r58 it will be 15 plus feet with about a 6 foot tall ear set

Verified FBN Member (IA)

A couple of the past growing seasons with more than their fare share of rains in late June through July, some of the normal hybrids got tall enough to hide combines in and set ears above a guys head, but I kind of wonder if the length of growing season and shorter maturity hybrids will hold down the height. After the experience with the weather this year, I am not sure excessive corn height is a desirable trait.

Verified FBN Member (TX)

Our irrigated corn can get 11-12 feet tall with manure and urea. Height depends a lot on irrigation capacity, rainfall and variety selection. With silage though you get more tonnage from the ear than the stalk so we prefer big, flexing ears first, plant height second.

Verified FBN Member (IN)

Try Indian corn. Wilda's pride gets super tall with high protein ears

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