Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV)
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  • high starch and energy yield
  • flint/ dent mix-type
  • very dense leaves

Petroschka is a newly registered forage maize variety in Germany. The mid-early silage maize is now directly in german official silage trials. The mixed flint/dent maize could be used as a quality maize for dairy cows and bull rearing as farmers get very high energy and starch yields per hectare. That makes it to a very economic variety especially in these times of low milk prices. The leafy variety is very affective in creating ground shading. It could also be used as a grain maize.


Silage maize maturityGrain maturitySilage maizeGrain maizeEnergy
Variety typeHybrid form/Grain type
mighty forage maize with dense leaves and low cob insertionsingle hybrid , flint/dent
Cultivation and agronomic characteristics
Drilling dateSeeding rate silage (plants/m²)Seeding rate grain (plants/m²)LocationLodging resistance
early-medium9-117-9all sitesvery good

Yield structure/Quality
Dry matter yield Energy yield Starch yield Starch-% Digestibility Grain yield
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Breeder classification: ••• = very good/very high | •• = good/high | = medium

Maize smut Fusarium Helminthosporium
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Breeder classification: ••• = very good/very high | •• = good/high | = medium