Earless/forage corn info?

R.L. (Bert) Innes, Ph.D. binnes at mco.net
Thu Jun 18 22:05:04 EST 1998


Francis Glenn of Glenn Seeds in Blenheim, Ont., Canada has developed
several silage-specific corn hybrids based on the "Leafy" gene.  These
hybrids are not recommended for grain production due to poor late season
standability and low test weight, but they do produce graion.  I am not
aware of a non grain producing corn, but I suspect that such a line might
be a challenge to maintain.

Contact Information for Francis Glenn:  

Glenn Seeds Ltd. Box 1270                        Tel: 519-676-3813
Blenheim, Ont.                Fax: 519-676-7524
Canada   N0P 1A0
 

Regards,

B.

At 11:14 AM -0500 6/18/98, Holly Born wrote:
>Hello all!
>Has anyone got any information or leads on corn varieties that were
>developed especially for forage use and that do not produce grain? I
>believe this is another innovation from Canada.
>
>I will certainly appreciate any information you may be able to
>provide.  Thanks very much!
>
>Holly Born
>Holly Born, Technical Specialist
>ATTRA (Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas)
>(501) 442-9824, 1-800-346-9140
>Fax:(501) 442-9842  E-mail:hollyb at ncatark.uark.edu
>Web:http://www.attra.org



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