HSR Maize Seed

HSR Maize Seeds, proudly New Zealand and Australia-owned, has been breeding hybrid maize seeds for over 40 years with genetics carefully selected and trialled in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

HSR Maize Seed’s hands-on research and development into new hybrid seeds have made a significant impact on the Australian and New Zealand maize industry. We constantly work with plant breeding partners worldwide to source the highest quality genetic material to develop new exclusive varieties, with superior traits to those currently available.Comprehensive tests are undertaken for new varieties at numerous properties throughout the maize growing areas of New Zealand and Australia, including in a wide range of environments and growing conditions. Our developments in hybrid maize seeds are helping farmers grow better crops, enhancing New Zealand’s global reputation for supplying high-quality produce to feed the world.

Titus ( 82 CRM )

Titus maize seed is a great option for quick maize silage in northern regions, full-season maize silage in southern regions, and planting or harvesting out of the key operating window or when quality early season feed is needed. It’s designed for silage producers that need quick turnaround with excellent yielding and quality at maturity, and for regions with limited growing days.
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Asterix ( 85 CRM . )

Introducing HSR’s 85CRM “starchy silage”.
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Obelix ( 94 CRM )

Known as the “Pillar of Strength” Obelix maize seed is a winner on-farm in both New Zealand and Australia due to its great stature and cob placement. Quick cob turndown has made it a winner with grain growers as well. Obelix has strong disease resistance and is suitable for growing in all North Island regions. It’s a solid performer with extreme early growth.
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Maximus ( 102 CRM )

Maximus maize seed is a well-established and reliable performer. It’s a hybrid maize seed that produces a large bulky plant and root system, and has extremely high water use efficiency. It’s designed for growers who want a robust plant with an excellent grain yield or top-yielding / quality maize silage. Maximus has performed well in independent trials and grows exceptionally well across a range of environments.
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Brutus ( 105 CRM )

Brutus from HSR Seeds is a 105 CRM soft feed/silage maize. Brutus is a hybrid maize seed with very high water-use efficiency and exceptional yield for its maturity. It has an early season growth habit that makes it versatile and flexible in sowing and harvesting. It’s designed for maize growers who want a crop that stands well, with an excellent silage yield/quality or high-yielding grain. It grows well in a wide range of New Zealand environments, including warmer regions, is reliable, high yielding, disease tolerant and early-maturing.
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Goliath ( 110 CRM )

Goliath maize seed is a dual-purpose hybrid that fits both silage and grain. It has an impressive yield and overall agronomic package. A tall plant with large cobs and bold ‘dent’ kernels makes it an ideal option for a full-season silage crop. It has a high-stress tolerance, good water use efficiency and produces good quality silage with excellent levels of grain. The medium-soft kernels provide readily available starch for effective digestion.
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HSR Pegasus Poncho ( 115 CRM )

Bred for yield, disease tolerance and adaptability, Pegasus is a medium to tall leafy plant with large, bright yellow kernels. This hybrid has a silage focus for the New Zealand market. Above-average stress tolerance enables this variety to hold on when the going gets tough.
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Feed Storage On Farm

As with any grain or meal feed products need to be kept dry as moisture combined with heat can cause fungi to grow. Common on farm storage methods are: in a shed or unused fertiliser bin; in a covered pit; on a concrete pad; or in a cutting, covered with plastic sheet and tyres. Most feed should be used reasonably expediently (within 40 - 50 days). The longer you plan to store feed products the better your storage facilities need to be.