FAO grain 250 | silage 220 | grain type 3


  • excellent cold tolerance for Northern Europe
  • impressive plant height
  • use: grain, silage, biogas
  • very high resistance to common smut


LIGATO is a triple-use variety from the early to mid-early maturity range. It can be used as grain, silage or biogas maize variety and achieves good and stable fresh and dry matter as well as grain yields. LIGATO is well suited for colder conditions in Northern Europe thanks to top rankings regarding early vigour combined with excellent cold tolerance. Despite its impressive plant height, there is only little breakage and its lodging resistance is good. Its very high resistance to common smut and very good resistance to stalk rot are also deserve an extra mention.

    Variety profile

    stalk rot*
    3 low
    Helm. Turcicum*
    6 medium to high
    early vigor*
    9 very high (very fast)
    cold tolerance*
    8 high to very high
    lodging resistance*
    3 low
    plant height*
    8 high to very high
    broken plant*
    3 low
    Yield parameters
    grain yield*
    6 medium to high
    dry matter yield*
    7 high

    Classification acc. to  AGES- the the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety
    * Classification acc. to breeder assessement