Great option that delivers top yields in New Zealand’s cooler growing regions, where it has excellent early growth and fills the available growing season.
The earliest hybrid, 39V43 grows into a surprisingly tall plant which produces silage with superb energy and digestibility.
Best used where P7524, 39G12 and P8000 are considered too late in maturity such as high altitude Central North Island, Taranaki, Lower North Island and
Growers recognise P7524 as a reliable hybrid producing impressive silage yields with high energy and digestibility.
P7524 combines strong drought tolerance and staygreen for a wide harvest window. It has striking appearance, being a very tall plant, with low ear placement and great standability.
Intermediate in maturity between 39V43 and 39G12, P7524 provides an exciting option for growers in New Zealand’s cooler high latitude or high altitude growing environments.
A popular choice offering exceptional tonnage and energy in New Zealand’s cooler growing regions.
A tall hybrid with superior early growth and drought tolerance that delivers high quality, grain-dense silage.
Widely established in Lower North Island and South Island. Plant alongside 39V43, P7524 or P8000 depending on maturity requirements.
P8000 is tall, with low ear placement, strong roots and stalks for excellent eye appeal and improved standability in this maturity.
Growers will also note superior staygreen and Northern Leaf Blight resistance.
P8000 has a chunky cob with deep dent grain for the production of top yields of high starch content silage with great feed value.
Destined to be widely grown in Taranaki, Lower North Island and South Island, while providing an excellent balance of yield and earliness in northern growing regions.
Companion with P7524 and 39G12.
Tough hybrid providing growers with silage production stability. P8805 performs where water may be limited as well as under ideal conditions.
This new yield leader is intermediate in maturity between 39T45 and 38V12.
A relatively short hybrid delivering top yields of high grain content silage with exceptional digestibility characteristics.
Has excellent all round agronomics and a balanced disease resistance profile. Now a popular, widely adapted hybrid which can be grown from Northland, as a very early option, all the way to Canterbury as a fuller season product.
A well-known silage stalwart. Consistently delivers top-end yields, while maintaining comparative yield advantage in moderate to challenging environments.
An excellent early choice in warmer northern growing regions where it should be considered for the production of early feed or when late planting is necessary.
38V12 will form an important part of all normal planting dates from Taranaki, Manawatu and south into Canterbury. Position with P8805, P9241 and P9400 depending on maturity needs.
Early maturity Optimum AQUAmax® front runner with great appearance, exceptional all round agronomic profile, disease resistances and yield stability for silage and grain.
Moderately tall with low ear placement, good standability with the best combination of drought tolerance and staygreen.
P9241 is well adapted to all North Island growing regions where a hybrid of this maturity is required. Companion with P8805, 38V12 and P9400.
A tall, dense plant producing high grain content silage with superior digestibility.
Strong agronomically with a sound disease resistance offering. Performs best in moderate to high yield environments, but also delivers in hot dry seasons.
The top yielding early option in Northland and Waikato, while giving stable yields in Taranaki and Lower North Island as a mid to full season hybrid. Intermediate in maturity between 38V12 and P9721.
Similar in type and maturity but delivers much higher silage yield than 37Y12.
P9721 offers a great all-round bundle of agronomic traits and wide adaptability. Undoubtedly produces high energy silage with outstanding digestibility characteristics.
Will be in strong demand as the high energy option in the mid-maturity zone in the Lower North Island or as an earlier option in the warmer regions to the north. Intermediate in maturity between P9400 and P9911.
A key maturity option in the Optimum AQUAmax® range providing growers more yield per drop – rain or shine! A tall showy hybrid with unmatched silage performance and yield stability.
A widely grown, impressive all-round hybrid, with top agronomics bundled with sound disease resistances. Combines the best of bulk and energy for maximum milk productivity. A much sought after partner to P0021 throughout the North Island.
A relatively short plant producing impressive yields of quality silage with high grain content for maximum milk production.
Produces an eye-catching cob on plants with sound standability and staygreen together with top disease resistances.
Excellent option in moderate to high yield environments in Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki and Lower North Island.
A true companion to P9911 but may also be considered alongside P9721, which is earlier.
Combines excellent all-round agronomics with desirable leaf and ear rot disease resistances.
A tall plant with sound standability, staygreen and drought tolerance producing silage with superior energy content.
Provides yield stability in moderate to high yield environments from Northland to Waikato, Bay of Plenty and East Coast. Plant in companion with P9911, P0021, P0725 and P0891 depending on maturity requirements.
Optimum AQUAmax® delivers top of the line drought tolerance.
Produces a tall plant with a chunky cob delivering impressive yields of soft textured grain.
Excellent silage appeal is enhanced by superior drought tolerance and staygreen which contribute to yield stability and a wide harvest window. Plant in northern production areas through to Bay of Plenty and East Coast. Bred to perform in the dry yet competitive in moderate
to high yielding situations.
Companion with P0640, P0725 or P0891.
Delivers exceptional yield stability for silage and grain in all warmer northern production regions.
Produces high grain content silage with excellent digestibility ratings that will drive milk production.
Optimum AQUAmax® drought tolerance provides resilience when it’s dry and yield responsiveness with favourable growing conditions.
Standability and notable staygreen provide a wide harvest window that contractors will appreciate. Companion with P0640, P0791 and P0891.
Delivers exceptional yield stability for silage and grain in all northern production regions.
Produces high starch content silage with excellent digestibility ratings.
The popular all-rounder with very good drought tolerance, standability and staygreen combined with sound resistance to Northern Leaf Blight.
Best suited to moderate to high yielding paddocks.
Well adapted to high plant populations that should be adjusted to match yield expectations.
Other hybrids to consider include P0640, P0725 and P0791.
Moderately tall, with low ear placement, sound standability and excellent staygreen.
P1253 is well adapted from moderate to high yield situations and should be planted early to optimise its performance opportunity.
Produces impressive yields of high grain content silage with superior energy and digestibility ratings.
Plant with P0891 and P0725 which are earlier or P1636 which is later.
Raises the agronomic standard in this maturity.
P1636 is a tall full maturity hybrid with top standability. Has a long cob for the production of high grain content silage.
Combines impressive agronomics, drought tolerance and staygreen that together provide a wide harvest window.
Plant early to maximise yields. P1636 is similar in type and maturity to 33M54, which it replaces. Is well adapted to all warmer northern growing regions.
A dependable late maturity hybrid with excellent standability and stable yield performance.
Plant early into high yielding paddocks to fully exploit the potential of this exciting new entrant. Sound drought tolerance, Northern Leaf Blight resistance and staygreen support a wide harvest window.
A compact, defensive hybrid for earlier plantings in full season situations in Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and down the East Coast to Northern Hawke’s Bay.
A great option where Northern Leaf Blight, lodging or yield stability are considerations. Companion with P1636.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Hybrid comparisons are only valid within a range of + or - 4 CRM. These descriptions mainly feature product strengths. When choosing hybrids, also review carefully the trait ratings found in the table here. Contact your local Pioneer Area Manager or merchant representative for further advice.
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