Highly digestible Brown Mid Rib (BMR) F2 hybrid corn seed for $55 per bag???
Sounds too good to be true, but it is not! How is it done? Our plant breeder from Minnesota, Page Seed Corn, LLC, provides us with the F1 hybrid seed and we grow it out to the F2 generation here in Nebraska and then harvest it, process it and sell it into the market as a unique, inexpensive BMR corn hybrid.
BMR corn has less lignin and therefore is more digestible and nutritionally superior for livestock. BMR corn yields a little less than conventional corn and F2 hybrids yield slightly less than F1 hybrids but the increase in digestibility and the seed cost savings more than offsets the slight yield loss. The shorter season 90 day corn allows time to have a double crop of rye or triticale silage before planting the shorter season silage corn! Another advantage of the short season would be to get early silage off and still fall plant alfalfa. Shorter season = more versatility!
The shorter season 90 day corn allows time to have a double crop of rye or triticale silage before planting the shorter season silage corn! Another advantage of the short season would be to get silage off and still fall plant alfalfa. In today’s farm economy, we would encourage you to give this a try and see for yourself how this can save you money and provide extremely high quality corn silage!
We also offer an open pollinated 84 day BMR corn for short season green leaf grazing for $25 per bag. Additionally we have a full line of more than 100 different cover crops and make customized cover crop blends for all geographic areas and for all types of needs. We have helped farmers in all 50 states improve their soil health with customized cover crop programs – give us a call or shoot us an email and let us help you also!