2024 Entry Form and Protocols

The Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP) is now accepting entries for the 2024 corn silage hybrid trial.  The collaborative effort of PDMP and The Pennsylvania State University provides leadership and producer-driven corn silage testing through innovative research. Further collaboration with Cornell University and the University of Vermont bring uniformity to the testing program and reporting of data in the northeast region.

PDMP and Penn State will collectively distribute the results in early November, as well as posting the results online.  Information can be accessed at: http://www.pdmp.org/corn-silage-research-project  or  https://extension.psu.edu.  In addition, the results of the corn silage hybrid trial are presented 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 to further enhance this testing program.

The cost for each hybrid entered is $800. Conventional entries will be charged $300 for 1 location in each maturity zone. More information on this can be found within the protocols.  The maturity groups are listed on the protocol sheet and entry form.  The testing protocol and directions for application are included.

NEW FOR 2024: Silage analysis will be performed by Dairyland Laboratories Inc.

No provision is made for reimbursement of application fees due to dropped test sites or late arriving seed entries.  The deadline for submission of forms and entry fees is March 15, 2024.  Seed must be submitted no later than March 29, 2024.

A full list of protocols is available below:

 Download Protocols Here

The 2024 entry form can be found HERE. Please send completed entry forms to Hanna Wells at hwells517@gmail.com. Seed delivery address can be found within the full list of protocols.


Contact Hanna Wells, Project Liaison, at hwells517@gmail.com or 814-574-9863 if you have any questions.