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LIKEiT is a high yielding variety with excellent standing power and high disease resistance, offering all things to all growers. With a bold plant and fully enclosed cob, LIKEiT is a dependable heavy yielder for every site and hits the mark as a tri-purpose variety.

Listed for Favourable sites from the NIAB/BSPB data, LIKEiT offers high dry matter yields (18.1t/ha) and is suitable for forage, AD and grain. Although the variety has a relatively tall growth habit, it develops a well-formed cob that ensures high starch content (31.7%).

LIKEiT prefers cooler climates, which makes it suitable for a wide range of sites. It has rapid early vigour (7.6) with huge potential as an early maturing variety. What is more, with a strong disease package that offers tolerance to fusarium and eyespot as well a strong score for lodging (8), growers have an ideal all-round performer.

"Over the last 3 years LIKEiT has consistently proven to be a very versatile and robust hybrid maize variety exhibiting excellent all round, agronomic, quality and yield characteristics in all farm situations, most notably on varying sites with a range of soil conditions. The excellent standing power and disease tolerance, including eyespot and fusarium has combined with an impressively large, fully-enclosed cob making LIKEiT a firm favourite with all our growers."

Mark Davies, Green Farm Seeds Ltd., Newent, Gloucestershire.

  • Rapid youth development
  • Highest starch yields and contents
  • Very good DM yield

General

Usage Silage Energy
Silo mature ultra early
Grain maturity ultra early
Maturity forage 180
Maturity grain 180
Type of grain flint
Hybrid Single-cross
Sowing date
early 0 late
Usage nutzung-silo-en_GB nutzung-gas-en_GB
Silo mature ultra early
Grain maturity ultra early
Maturity forage 180
Maturity grain 180
Type of grain flint
Hybrid Single-cross
Sowing date
early 0 late

Yield information

Dry matter content at harvest (%) 31.9
Dry matter yield (t/ha) 18.1
Dry matter yield (% of 4 and 5 year varieties) 101
ME of fresh plant at harvest (MJ/kg dry matter) 11.55
ME yield of fresh plant at harvest (1000s MJ/ha) 209
Starch content of whole plant at harvest (%) 31.7
Starch yield of whole plant at harvest (t/ha) 5.73
Cell wall digestibility (%) 58.3
Dry matter content at harvest (%) 31.9
Dry matter yield (t/ha) 18.1
Dry matter yield (% of 4 and 5 year varieties) 101
ME of fresh plant at harvest (MJ/kg dry matter) 11.55
ME yield of fresh plant at harvest (1000s MJ/ha) 209
Starch content of whole plant at harvest (%) 31.7
Starch yield of whole plant at harvest (t/ha) 5.73
Cell wall digestibility (%) 58.3

Agronomics Features

Early Vigour
8
Standing power at harvest (root lodging)
8
Leaf senescence
7
Eyespot rating
5

Data Source: BSPB 2021 Forage Maize Descriptive List

Early Vigour
8
Standing power at harvest (root lodging)
8
Leaf senescence
7
Eyespot rating
5

Data Source: BSPB 2021 Forage Maize Descriptive List

Resistance to diseases

Maize smut
+ +
Fusarium
+ +
Helminthosporium
+

Breeder classification: +++ = very good / very high | ++ = good / high | + = medium

Maize smut
+ +
Fusarium
+ +
Helminthosporium
+

Breeder classification: +++ = very good / very high | ++ = good / high | + = medium

Location

Limited areas
Soil type
heavy 0 light
Humidity
wet 0 dry
Limited areas
Soil type
heavy 0 light
Humidity
wet 0 dry

All specified information is given to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee on completeness and correctness. Despite care we cannot guarantee that the described characteristics are repeatable / comprehensive in agricultural practice in each case. DSV United Kingdom Ltd. excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description.