The 2016 recommended list of forage maize varieties contains three new varieties for planting under plastic and, as indicated last spring, the recommended list of varieties for planting in the open has been discontinued.

There are now eight varieties recommended for planting under plastic which broaden the range in the package of characteristics available to growers from the recommended list. I flagged some of these possible changes following the variety open days last autumn and indeed three of the potential varieties are now recommended.