IZABETA – FAO 690
HYBRID OF THE LATEST FULL GENERATION. GIVES OUTSTANDING QUALITY SILAGE. MEDIUM HEIGHT STALK (around 320cm) WITH LOWER POSITIONED EAR (~120cm).
- Hybrid forms 20 – 22 kernal rows. Ear is very long, healthy and cylindrical and excellent ends. Kernel is very large, heavy and vitreous and is in the type of semi-flint to dent with a characteristic yellow-orange color in the centre, and massive and deep. Good ear husk coverage. High grain yield.
- Hybrid is resistant to stalk and root lodging as well as to breakage because of its massive root system, which enables it a good tolerance to these bad features.
- Specific plant design enables higher planting density for its maturity group so it gives plant mass especially in dense planting. That makes it ideal for silage. Often when irrigated on carbonated chernozem soil exceeds 70t/ha high quality silage.
- Grain consists of over 12% raw proteins, and in dry substance from the whole plant with ear that per cent is over 9%.Low lignin contents, dry substance percentage is high and excellent. All together with all other favourable parameters gives high quality silage.
- Planting should be started in spring as soon as the soil warms up to 8 or 10°C i.e. at the end of Mach or at the beginning of April. It is tolerant to cold soils. Because of its good early emergence in spring it should be planted earlier, before others.
- This hybrid is tolerant to bad agro-ecological conditions, drought and all economically important plant diseases. Tolerates high temperatures well during pollination time, so the ear is mainly full of grains. Like all hybrids in its maturity group it has a good dry down rate.
- It responses very good to optimal and uniform doses of fertilizers. Because of its high genetic yield potential it has no equal, especially in irrigation conditions. Adaptable hybrid and can be planting in different soil types and agro – ecological conditions. The best results achieves in the lowlands and river valleys with intense agricultural practice.
- Recommended planting density: 67 500 plants/ha (at 21.5 cm), in poor soil conditions adapt planting density by reducing the number of plants, but not below 59 000.