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Maize - Energy Maize

As the primary feedstock for farm fed AD plants, there are many varieties now available that would give you good ME yield from early to very late. We have shortlisted the best varieties in our opinion that would suit all crop rotations and provide the largest methane yield. KWS energy maize leads the way for innovation in biogas. For 2014/15 Gleadell can exclusively offer KWS Ricardinio.

KWS Sergio

Exceptional ME and Early Vigour!
  • Very early maturity
  • Above average yields for its maturity (similar plant type to Kaspian with 10% more DM yield)
  • Extra cob ripeness – ahead of Avenir, Artist, and LG Seeds Beethoven Maize
  • Moderate stay green for low effluent risk
  • Rapid early vigour (8:1)
  • Very high ME (11.5) and starch content
  • Ideal shorter season hybrid for use as forage or CCM

KWS Ronaldinio

Aim Higher!

Aim high with Ronaldinio – the No. 1 from KWS

  • Heavy yield potential (50-60t/ha)
  • Safe maturity for the majority of mainstream sites (27-31% DM)
  • Excellent early vigour
  • Large structured hybrid with excellent standing
  • Delivers top yields for silage, grain or biogas

KWS Francisco

First Class Mass!

Francisco from KWS with its high fresh yields is set to be a key variety for AD units.

Francisco takes yields to the next level to drive biogas output and reduce cost per tonne.

Francisco combines excellent early vigour to achieve an early start to your drilling workload, when grown alongside earlier maturing hybrids, such as Ronaldinio or Fabregas.

  • Heavy yield potential (60-65t/ha)
  • Safe maturity for the majority of mainstream sites (27-31% DM)
  • Best in class vigour – ideal for early drilling
  • Very large structured hybrid
  • Moderate drought tolerance for lighter soils
  • Late maturity will sllow for early drilling and maximum harvest window

KWS Fabregas

The Early Midfielder for Gas!

Fabregas from KWS with its high fresh yields is set to take first place as the major feedstock for AD units.

Launched in 2010, Fabregas represents an exciting development for UK Biogas.

Farm experience has shown you can rely on Fabregas to score lower costs per tonne and achieve an early start to your harvest workload, when grown alongside later hybrids, such as Ronaldinio or Francisco.

  • Heavy yield potential (50-55t/ha)
  • Safe maturity for the majority of mainstream sites (27-31% DM)
  • Excellent early vigour for rapid establishment
  • Early flowering – for earlier maturity
  • Large structured hybrid with excellent standing
Drilling Date
  • Early

Exclusive to Gleadell: KWS Ricardinio

EU Champion in Silage, Grain or Biogas!
  • Class leading yield potential for silage (60t/ha +)
  • Matures approx. 4 days earlier than Ronaldinio, with similar stay green characteristics
  • Suitable as a later high yielding crimped maize, under plastic
  • Moderate drought tolerance for lighter soil types
  • Recommended seed rate: 45,000 seeds/acre (111,000 seeds/hectare)
Drilling Date
  • Early
Soil Type Suitability
  • Light/Sandy
  • Medium/Loam

Maize - Energy Beet

Growers need to maximise DM yield in the field and using beet in the AD plant can ensure the highest level of efficiency. It is important to harvest as much of the beet as possible, in practice this means just defoliating the leaf so that the crown is retained. This alone increases dry matter yields by around 6-12%. In addition, the leaf can be harvested and used within the digester.

KWS Gerty

  • Strong in the dry matter yield (DMY)
  • Very low soil tare
  • Combines high yield with good cleaning properties
  • High acreage efficiency
  • High methane yields per hectare
  • Proven in practice
  • Tolerant to Rhizomania

Maize - Maize

Kaspian

Unique Earliness!

Maturity:  Ultra-Early: FAO 150

91% DM yield across all Less Favourable Sites

Good early vigour on tough sites (7.0)

Very high starch (36.85) and ME content (11.38MJ/Kg)

Guaranteed early maturity in all sites

Kougar

Maturity: Early: FAO 170

105 – 109 % DM yield across all NIAB trials (103%)

Good early vigour (7.2)

Balanced starch (32.9%) and ME content (11.31 MJ/Kg)

Aurelius KWS

Maturity: Ultra-Early: FAO 180

Unsurpassed DM yield in its segment – (2013-14: 110-113%)

across all sites*

Rapid early vigour (2013-14: 7.7) *Up to (9.0) on warmer sites

Approx. 5% higher yielding than SEVERUS in KWS screening trials

Full cob sheath coverage

Excellent starch (2013-14: 29.1- 38.1 %) and ME content (2013-14: 10.7-11.7 MJ/Kg*)

Ambrosini

One of KWS’ highest yielding silage hybrids

Maturity: Ultra-Early: FAO 220

104% DM yield across all NIAB trials

Good early vigour (7.5) on all sites

Balanced starch (30.3%) and ME content (11.00 MJ/Kg)

Fabregas

The Early Midfielder… Proven in Practice!

Maturity: Ultra-Early: FAO 220

Heavy yield potential (50-55 t/ha)

Safe maturity for the majority of mainstream sites (27-31% DM)

Recommended chop length: 7-9 mm

Recommended seed rate: 45,000 seeds / acre (111,000 seeds / hectare

Ricardinio

Exclusively available at Gleadell                                                                                                                                        

Maturity:   Early: FAO 230

Class leading yield potential for silage (60t/ha +)

Matures approximately 4 days earlier then Rodaldinio,

with similar stay green characteristics

Suitable as a later, higher yielding crimped maize, under plastic

Moderate drought tolerance for lighter soil types

Recommended seed rate: 45,000 seeds/acre (111,000 seeds/hectare)

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