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PETROSCHKA is a high quality AD variety for the UK. What’s more, this mixed flint/dent maize can be used as a quality input for dairy cows and bull fattening. For the best sites Petroscka is the perfect choice.

PETROSHKA is listed as suitable for Very Favourable sites from the NIAB / BSPB data and, as an attractive variety with a dark green leaf, it is ideal for forage and AD plants.

PETROSHKA offers the opportunity to spread the harvest or drilling window with very good vigour (6.7) supporting rapid early growth. It has good eyespot tolerance and the ability to stay green until harvest.

  • Very high starch yield
  • High DM yield
  • Very dense foliage

General

Usage Silage Energy
Silo mature mid-early
Grain maturity mid-early
Maturity forage 230
Maturity grain 230
Type of grain flint intermediate
Hybrid Single-cross
Sowing date
early 0 late
Usage nutzung-silo-en_GB nutzung-gas-en_GB
Silo mature mid-early
Grain maturity mid-early
Maturity forage 230
Maturity grain 230
Type of grain flint intermediate
Hybrid Single-cross
Sowing date
early 0 late

Yield information

Dry matter content at harvest (%) 32.3
Dry matter yield (t/ha) 20.6
Dry matter yield (% of 4 and 5 year varieties) 104
ME of fresh plant at harvest (MJ/kg dry matter) 11.45
ME yield of fresh plant at harvest (1000s MJ/ha) 235
Starch content of whole plant at harvest (%) 32.4
Starch yield of whole plant at harvest (t/ha) 6.66
Cell wall digestibility (%) 57.3
Dry matter content at harvest (%) 32.3
Dry matter yield (t/ha) 20.6
Dry matter yield (% of 4 and 5 year varieties) 104
ME of fresh plant at harvest (MJ/kg dry matter) 11.45
ME yield of fresh plant at harvest (1000s MJ/ha) 235
Starch content of whole plant at harvest (%) 32.4
Starch yield of whole plant at harvest (t/ha) 6.66
Cell wall digestibility (%) 57.3

Agronomics Features

Early Vigour
7
Standing power at harvest (root lodging)
7
Leaf senescence
6
Eyespot rating
6

Data Source: BSPB 2021 Forage Maize Descriptive List

Early Vigour
7
Standing power at harvest (root lodging)
7
Leaf senescence
6
Eyespot rating
6

Data Source: BSPB 2021 Forage Maize Descriptive List

Resistance to diseases

Maize smut
+ + +
Fusarium
+ + +
Helminthosporium
+ +

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

Maize smut
+ + +
Fusarium
+ + +
Helminthosporium
+ +

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

Location

Soil type
heavy 0 light
Humidity
wet 0 dry
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.