Ws Calvini added to forage maize descriptive list

The early maize variety, KWS Calvini, has been added to the British Society of Plant Breeders’ Forage Maize Descriptive List for 2020.  Categorised as a first choice for less favourable areas, KWS Calvini  comes from plant breeder, KWS UK.

The company’s John Burgess describes the variety as a “good all-rounder. “KWS Calvini has excellent ripening stability and super starch performance, with a figure of 33.5% for 2020, as well an ME content of 11.54 MJ/Kg.”

“It has an FAO 160/170 and is suitable for both forage and energy production. Other features of KWS Calvini include exceptional early vigour and a high grain content; it produced the top dry matter yield in its class across all *NIAB trials at an average of 18 tonnes/hectare and above.”

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