For the sowing seed of the maize varieties of Nordic Maize breeding, it is possible to make this in the Netherlands. Where for the seed production of later varieties one has to move to warmer countries such as France, the seed for the really ultra early maize hybrid in the Dutch climate is ripe in time to get off the land without structural damage.
Earliness FAO 140
Good early development, even under cold conditions
High starch content
Fits as very early silage maize and as early grain maize
For late sowing until June 20th Sow in early May - harvest in mid-September
Very suitable for various front and back crops
The seeds of the Joy are both conventional and organic available
FORTARIS has been specially selected for BIO cultivation. Fortaris has a high TKW and can therefore be sown deeper to prevent bird damage. FORTARIS forms deep roots and can recover well after hoeing. The sturdy stem makes FORTARIS also suitable for mixed cultivation with, for example, French green beans. Fortaris provides grains with a fast and easily digestible starch. A thinner sowing density of +/- 90,000 seeds / ha can give a higher cob share.
• Robust 3-way hybrid thanks to a broad genetic background.
• Earliness FAO 180.
• Very good initial development, also under cold conditions. Quickly close the crop in line.
• Firm, suitable maize variety for mixed cultivation with, for example, French green beans.
• Average VEM and starch content.
• Large seed promotes smooth germination and emergence. Deep sowing possible.
• Vigorous against birds, wireworms and weeds, even under low phosphate availability.
• Long-lasting leaf health/Stay-green.
Conventional and organic seeds are available from Fortaris.
Maize variety OPPIDO is a new variety that is the first maize variety in the EU to undergo official organic variety testing. The variety was developed in the Northern Netherlands. OPPIDO is ultra-early (FAO 170) and combines this earliness with a good maize yield and quality.
In central and southern NL, the variety fits perfectly in crop rotation because it also reaches the maximum yield, ds% and starch content with a later sowing.
Due to a smooth ripening on the grain, the variety can also be used as a grain or CCM / MKS. The OPPIDO is strong against ripening diseases and sturdy. This makes the variety well suited for mixed cultivation with, for example, French green beans.
Proven in official organic variety research
Healthy (organic) seed with a high DKG produced in the Netherlands
Deeper sowing against crows is easily possible due to germination and DKG of the seed
All-round 3-way hybrid with a broad genetic background
Very sturdy. Suitable maize variety for mixed cultivation with, for example, an early French green bean
Good combination between earliness and yield
Above average protein content
Rapid youth development
Good plant health during ripening
Rapid dry-down of the grain
Above average cell wall digestibility and starch content
Organic and conventional seeds are available from OPPIDO.