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EXPEDIA produces top quality forage with high yield potential. This stay-green type has excellent digestibility, starch, standing power and strong resistance to eyespot and fusarium.

EXPEDIA is listed as suited to Favourable sites from NIAB / BSPB data and has great silage quality for its class, with excellent starch content (31.2%) and cell wall digestibility (61%).

EXPEDIA is the earliest intermediate variety offered by DSV in the UK, making it a great dual-purpose variety suitable for livestock and the biogas sector.

EXPEDIA matures slightly earlier than its sister variety MOVANNA but has the same powerful vigour and strong yields. It has a robust disease profile with a 5.9 for eyespot. It has high early vigour (7.2) and at harvest offers outstanding dry matter yields (18.3 t/ha) plus high standing power scored at 7.5.

  • Top quality forage with high yield potential
  • Excellent starch content
  • Robust disease profile

General

Usage Silage Energy
Silo mature early
Grain maturity early
Maturity forage 200
Maturity grain 210
Type of grain flint
Hybrid Single-cross
Sowing date
early 0 late
Usage nutzung-silo-en_GB nutzung-gas-en_GB
Silo mature early
Grain maturity early
Maturity forage 200
Maturity grain 210
Type of grain flint
Hybrid Single-cross
Sowing date
early 0 late

Yield information

Dry matter content at harvest (%) 30.4
Dry matter yield (t/ha) 18.3
Dry matter yield (% of 4 and 5 year varieties) 102
ME of fresh plant at harvest (MJ/kg dry matter) 11.85
ME yield of fresh plant at harvest (1000s MJ/ha) 216
Starch content of whole plant at harvest (%) 31.2
Starch yield of whole plant at harvest (t/ha) 5.69
Cell wall digestibility (%) 61
Dry matter content at harvest (%) 30.4
Dry matter yield (t/ha) 18.3
Dry matter yield (% of 4 and 5 year varieties) 102
ME of fresh plant at harvest (MJ/kg dry matter) 11.85
ME yield of fresh plant at harvest (1000s MJ/ha) 216
Starch content of whole plant at harvest (%) 31.2
Starch yield of whole plant at harvest (t/ha) 5.69
Cell wall digestibility (%) 61

Agronomics Features

Early Vigour
7
Standing power at harvest (root lodging)
8
Leaf senescence
7
Eyespot rating
6

Data Source: BSPB 2021 Forage Maize Descriptive List

Early Vigour
7
Standing power at harvest (root lodging)
8
Leaf senescence
7
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
Soil type
heavy 0 light

Sowing

Forage 8 - 11 Plants/m²
Grain 7 - 9 Plants/m²
Forage 8 - 11 Plants/m²
Grain 7 - 9 Plants/m²

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.