VP399

89 CRM

A tall bulky plant with strong roots, stalks, drought tolerance and staygreen.

VP399

89CRM

Delivers the next level of silage yield performance. VP399 is a tall bulky plant with strong roots, stalks, drought tolerance and staygreen. Good staygreen provides harvest flexibility while producing silage with excellent digestibility.

Recommended established population (plants/ha)

GRAIN 85-105K

SILAGE 95-115K

Days to maturity (for silage)


Lower North Island

very short maturity
136-150 days



AGRONOMY TRAITS

Drought Tolerance Very Good

Stalk Strength Good

Flex Very Good

Staygreen Very Good

Eary Growth Very Good

Grain Drydown Very Good

DISEASE TRAITS

Northern Leaf Blight Average

Rust Good

Head Smut Very Good

Fusarium Ear Rot Average

Diplodia Ear Rot Good

Gibberella Ear Rot Average

Stalk Rot Data Pending

CHARACTERISTICS

Plant Height Massive

Ear Height Medium

Flex Very Good

Husk Cover Medium

Test Weight Good

Grain Appearance Good

Flowering for Maturity Good

Black Layer for Maturity Average

RECOMMENDATIONS

Higher Input Management

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Lower Input Management

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Maize after Maize

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No Till/Limited Tillage

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Delayed Harvest - Grain

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Harvest Window - Silage

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Silage Use

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Less than Optimum Pop

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More than Optimum Pop

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