Testing Results

The 2016 PDMP/Penn State silage hybrid testing program involved 163 hybrids and 18 companies and we were able to generate data for hybrid performance evaluations we believe producers will find useful when making purchasing decisions this year.   We strive to conduct our tests in unbiased methods using state of the art techniques and appreciate the support of the seed companies and farm cooperators to accomplish this each year.  

Please note that the excel spreadsheets below have multiple tabs or datasheets in each file. If you have trouble viewing all the sheets, maximize the size of both the window and the spreadsheet by clicking the small box in the upper right corner.

If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Perkins at taperkins10@gmail.com.

 

2016 RESULTS

*NEW* Additional Starch Data

New for 2016, an optional starch test was available to seed companies. This test was performed using 7hr starch digestibility via wet chemistry. One location was chosen within each growing zone. Three samples were collected and combined into one.

 

STARCH Short-Season Bradford County

 

STARCH Mid-Season Centre County

 

STARCH Mid-Season Lancaster County

 

STARCH Late-Season Lancaster County

 


  Short Season

Short-Season Silage Hybrids in Bradford County (Troy)

 Short-Season Silage Hybrids in Bradford County (Canton)

 Short-Season Silage Hybrids in Centre County (Rock Springs Research)

Short-Season Combined

 

 Mid-Season

Mid-Season Silage Hybrids in Blair County (Williamsburg)

 Mid-Season Silage Hybrids in Centre County (Bellefonte)

 Mid-Season Silage Hybrids in Centre County (Rock Springs Research)

Mid-Season Combined G2 (Centre & Blair Co Locations)

 Mid-Season Silage Hybrids in Lancaster County (Bainbridge)

 Mid-Season Silage Hybrids in Lancaster County (Landisville Research)

Mid-Season Combined G2SC (Two Lancaster Co Locations)

 

  Late-Season

Late-Season Silage Hybrids in Chester County (West Grove)

 Late-Season Silage Hybrids in Lancaster County (Bainbridge)

 Late-Season Silage Hybrids in Lancaster County (Landisville Research)

Late-Season Combined

  

BMR

BMR Hybrids in Chester County (West Grove)

  BMR Hybrids in Juniata County (Mifflintown)

 BMR Hybrids in Lancaster County (Bainbridge)

BMR Combined