Tel: 01472 371471 @lgseedsuk enquiries@limagrain.co.uk Rothwell, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN7 6DT www.lgseeds.co.uk/gatsby Impressive in the field Outstanding in the Clamp Available with Take Off Over 23 tonnes / acre fresh yield* 11.4 ME and 31.8% dry matter* *average from 3 years of BSPB/NIAB replicated trials 2014-16 AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM Maize varieties EARLY VARIETIES FIELDSTAR available with Take Off® or Sonido GATSBY available with Take Off® P7326 available with Sonido Site Favourable and Marginal. Favourable and Marginal. Favourable and Marginal. % Dry matter – – Similar to FieldStar and Ambition, earlier on marginal sites. Ripening Similar to Kougar, Severus and Ambition. Ripens closely behind FieldStar. – Yield Heavier than Rodriguez and Severus. This equates to over 17 t dry matter/ha on both favourable and marginal sites. Above Bonnie, Rodriguez and Atrim. Similar to Ambition. Early vigour 7.3 Excellent.  FieldStar is available with Take Off®  to improve establishment and root development. Average similar to Atrium. Gatsby is available with Take Off® to improve establishment and root development. Very good. Stay green 7.1 Will hold onto its leaves much better than other early varieties. It does not appear to get eyespot as do other early varieties. Better even than FieldStar. Fast dry down. Eyespot 6.7 A low risk variety for forage or AD production. A medium risk variety. Treat in susceptible sites. No score but we don’t think it is as good as FieldStar. Standing 8.3 out of 9. The stiffest score available. Like FieldStar. 8.3 out of 9. The stiffest score available. Tall, large stature hybrid. % CWD Average similar to Ambition and Rodriguez, better than Kougar and Severus.  Similar to Rubiera. – ME Above average, similar to Gatsby. Above average, similar to Atrium and FieldStar. Similar to Ambition. Energy yield Multiplying high yield and ME we get close to  200 Gj/ha on good sites; above Glory and Severus. Huge energy production particularly on good sites. Similar to Ambition. Starch FieldStar lays down its starch evenly with dry down so 33% dry matter will give close to 33% starch. This generates one of the highest starch yields of any variety in the harvest window. Starch % moves closely with dry matter,  therefore, the starch yield is well above average. High starch content. MID SEASON VARIETIES ATRIUM Only 1,200 acres available. Please book immediately SALGADO Only 1,600 acres available. Please book immediately Site Favourable. Favourable. Ripening MGA maturity group 6. Will ripen after Gatsby and FieldStar in early October. Similar to Atrium. Yield Produces nearly 18 tonnes dry matter/ha at very high ME of 11.5. Similar to Atrium. Early vigour Above average similar to FieldStar. Good. Stay green Excellent, will stay green in the field; wide harvest window. Excellent disease resistance keeps Salgado green even in the West and Wales. Eyespot A risky variety if you are prone to eyespot – grow Salgado or the newer Gatsby. The best eyespot tolerance of any variety. Grow with FieldStar in susceptible areas for seasonal control. Standing Stiff. Stiff. % CWD The highest digestibility of any variety. A must for dairy farmers wanting high energy intakes. Average. ME Very high. Some of the earlier harvested varieties have a higher ME because of the starch content. In the harvest window Atrium has the best digestibility of all varieties. Average. Energy yield High ME coupled with average yield give high but not outstanding energy production. Use Gatsby in preference. But for energy dense maize Atrium is unbeatable. Good. Starch 29.6% at 30% dry matter. This gives Atrium a starch yield of 5.2 t/ha. Salgado lays down starch early, expect to get 32% starch at 31% dry matter. VALUE VARIETIES DKC3333 SKALI Site Favourable. Favourable. % Dry matter Ripens mid way between FieldStar and Salgado. More of a grain maize starch type ripens similar to Atrium. Yield Above average for an early variety. Similar to Salgado Early vigour Above average. Average. Stay green Good leaf retention. Above average stay green. Standing Stands well similar to FieldStar and Salgado. Stands safely in the harvest window. ME Above average. – Energy yield Multiplying high yield and ME we get an energy yield around 204 Gj/ha. – Starch High starch content. A good starch producer. Please contact customer services: e: livestock@agrii.co.uk t: 0845 6073322 Please contact customer services: e: livestock@agrii.co.uk t: 0845 6073322 53 FORAGE CROP SELECTION AND ESTABLISHMENT 52 FORAGE CROP SELECTION AND ESTABLISHMENT