Corn Silage Research Project

For over ten years, dairy producers have benefited from the PDMP Corn Silage Research Project through detailed and specific reports that help them evaluate corn hybrids. Between the volatility of the feed markets, and the extreme weather impacts of recent growing seasons, producers have found the results of this research to be more important than ever in making the most effective and profitable purchasing decisions to meet the goals of their individual operations.

This producer initiated, designed, run and delivered project is recognized nationally as the only silage research conducted by an independent third party, and as such it provides leadership in assessing the hybrids via unbiased information. In addition to making it easier for producers to make meaningful comparisons of corn hybrid seeds, the results influence decisions made by seed companies, leading them to develop hybrids that best meet the needs of the dairy industry. The PDMP research program is conducted in a unique and collaborative effort between actual dairy producers, Penn State University and the seed companies.

An invitation to seed industry professionals. . .

The Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP) is soliciting entries for the 2018 corn silage hybrid trial.  The collaborative effort of PDMP and The Pennsylvania State University maintains a top-notch corn silage hybrid research project. 

As we do each year, PDMP will present the results of the corn silage hybrid testing in November as part of the PSU Dairy Nutrition Conference. This presentation encourages and allows for open dialogue between the PDMP Corn Silage Committee persons and industry representatives.  We invite you to attend this conference, view the results, and join in on the discussion.

Download cost and protocols here

Link to Entry Form

Contact Tammy Perkins, Project Liaison, at or 814-380-1340 if you have any questions.