Strategic Considerations for Choosing a Corn Silage Hybrid: From Agronomic Traits to Fiber Digestibility
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team’s 2023 Dairy Webinar Series continues Wednesday, June 21 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. CDT reviewing guidelines for selecting an ideal corn silage hybrid. The program will be presented by Dr. Adam Krull a Dairy Veterinarian and Nutritionist currently working for Pioneer
“Dr Krull will emphasize the significance of basic agronomic traits in ensuring yield stability, as well as a focus on dry matter and starch yield.,” said Fred Hall, dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Additionally, the presentation will underscore the crucial role of growing conditions in influencing fiber digestibility, discouraging the selection of corn silage hybrids solely based on their genetic potential for high digestibility. It will highlight that prioritizing kernel processing to enhance silage quality is more important than solely focusing on a hybrid’s genetics related to starch digestibility.
Dr. Adam Krull is a Dairy Veterinarian and Nutritionist currently working for Pioneer, where he provides technical support to dairy producers, optimizing forage production, harvest, storage, and preservation to enhance animal productivity and health. Trained at Iowa State University with expertise in dairy science, veterinary medicine, and veterinary microbiology, he brings extensive experience as a general dairy practitioner and former Clinical Assistant Professor at Iowa State University Veterinary School. Dr. Krull’s passion extends to his hobby farm, where he and his wife Amanda raise a herd of registered Black Angus cattle.
There is no fee to participate in the webinar; however, preregistration is required at least one hour before the webinar. Preregister online at:
For more information contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Field Specialist in your area: in Northwest Iowa, Fred M. Hall, 712-737-4230 or email@example.com; in Northeast Iowa, Jennifer Bentley, 563-382-2949 or firstname.lastname@example.org; in East Central Iowa, Larry Tranel, 563-583-6496 or email@example.com.