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Forage and AD Maize Descriptive Lists

The BSPB Forage Maize Crop Group organises independent Descriptive List testing for forage maize varieties, financed by the BSPB and managed by NIAB. The List aims to compare major maize varieties in the UK market place across the key growing locations of the UK, comparison is made on crop dry matter, crop yield, quality characteristics of starch and energy and finally agronomic dataForage Maize such as lodging.

The dataset incorporates five years of trials and is divided into two Lists – Favourable and Less Favourable.

The Favourable List is for growers who are in good growing locations but for certain reasons such as drilling follow on crops need to find a balance between maturity and yield.  

The Less Favourable List is for growers whose major concern is growing a crop to reach acceptable maturity by a given date.

It is important that you identify which list is most suitable for your situation.

Biogas Maize

The varieties tabulated on the BSPB Forage Maize for Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Descriptive Lists are forage maize varieties that the breeders have nominated as having potential suitability for AD use. The Lists may not represent the full range of forage maize or biogas varieties that are available for the market.

Download the current BSPB Descriptive Lists

BSPB 2019 Forage Maize and Biogas (AD) Maize Descriptive Lists - PDF version and XLS version