The Corn Silage and Forage Field Day is an event organized by UF and UGA Tifton Forage teams focusing on silage production. Each year, the field day brings together dairy producers, beef producers, forage growers, allied forage industries and Extension faculty to explore the new materials and technologies on corn and sorghum production. The field day include tours of the hybrid trials, educational talks on silage production and a trade show connecting producers and industry partners. The field days is normally hosted at the end of May or beginning of June in Florida and Georgia, in alternated years.
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The UF/IFAS Silage Hybrid Trial is a partnership between UF/IFAS Animal Sciences and Agronomy with the UGA Variety Testing Program and multiple seed companies to evaluate productivity and nutritive value of forage crops in Florida and Georgia. The data generated by the program is used by farmers in both states on decision making for seed selection. Since 2008, the Silage Hybrid Trial has tested over 600 hybrids of corn and sorghum, partnering with more than 50 companies and seed brands. The trials are open to any company marketing corn, sorghum, sorghum x sudan and millet hybrids in Florida and Georgia.
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We are now receiving entries for the 2022 UF/IFAS Silage hybrid trial at the Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra, Florida. This project is a long-term partnership with the University of Georgia – Tifton, and with multiple companies, and has generated a great impact on our dairy production in the Southeast. As traditionally, we will have two cropping seasons – spring and summer planting.
The cost per variety, per planting, is $300. New this year is the Multi-Cut Trial for Sorghum x Sudan and Millets, cost is $350. Please, fill the table on the 2022 UF Silage Hybrid Trial Entry Form with information for each entry, and email the completed form to Dr. Marcelo Wallau AND Lindsey Head to enter.
Payment for entries can be made here.
We need 2 lbs. of seeds of each hybrid for each planting (4 lbs for both plantings) by March 4th (Corn) and March 21st (Sorghums).
Seeds can be sent to:
UF Plant Science Unit
Attn: Lindsey Head
2556 Co Hwy 318, Citra, FL 32113