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- Very early maturing dual purpose hybrid
- High silage yield with reliable grain content for this maturity
- High test weight grain suitable for food grade markets
Silage CRM: 78
Grain CRM: 88
Delitop is a very early dual purpose hybrid for silage in southern regions, or a late planting option throughout the country. For grain, Delitop is accepted for food grade production in northern regions.
Outstanding early growth, above average drought tolerance and above average resistance to Northern Leaf Blight for this maturity. It has respectable yield performance for both silage and grain and produces high energy silage with above average whole plant digestibility.
For silage, Delitop is ideal for very short season environments such as South Canterbury, North Otago and the West Coast. It will allow early to mid-season silage harvest in warmer South Island regions and inland districts of the southern North Island. It is a later planting option for warmer regions.
Andrew, Amanda and Phil Garrett, Canterbury
Andrew says they are impressed by Delitop’s robustness and that they like the size of the cobs giving high quality silage. It has performed well on their challenging soils.