Choosing the right Pioneer® brand maize hybrids for grain

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CRM 80

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Versatile, Widely Adapted Stunner.

Delivers Top Grain Yields

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 excellent staygreen and Northern Leaf Blight resistance.

P8000 has a chunky cob with deep dent grain for the production of top grain yields.

Destined to be widely grown in Lower North Island and South Island. Also provides an excellent balance of yield and earliness in northern growing regions.

Similar in maturity to 39G12 which it replaces for grain production.


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CRM 88

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A Brawny All-Rounder in Both

Tough and Ideal Conditions

A tough hybrid providing growers with production stability. P8805 performs where water may be limited as well as under ideal conditions.

A top yielding product for grain and silage that has excellent all round agronomics and a balanced disease profile and fast drydown.

A resilient, widely adapted plant which may be grown from Northland, as a very early option, all the way to Canterbury as a fuller season product.

An increasingly popular choice for growers in northern production regions who require early grain harvest.

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CRM 91

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CRM 92

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Optimum Aquamax

An early maturity AQUAmax® hybrid with great appearance, exceptional all-round agronomic profile, disease resistances and yield stability for grain and silage.

Moderately tall with low ear placement, good standability and the best combination of drought and staygreen.

Analysis of the trial data shows that P9241 yields particularly well in the Lower North Island but is also well adapted to all northern growing regions where a hybrid of this maturity is required.

Companion with P8805 and P9400.


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CRM 94

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Trusty and Reliable. Delivers

Quality Grain Big Time

An imposing plant producing top grain yields with impressive test weights.

Strong agronomically with a sound disease resistance offering.

Widely adapted. Performs best in moderate to high yield environments from Kaitaia to Masterton.

Intermediate in maturity between P8805 and P9721.

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CRM 97

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The Hero For Fast Drydown

and Top Grain Yields. You Can Bank



P9721 offers a great all-round balanced package of agronomic traits, with wide adaptability for the production of industry leading grain yields in this maturity.

Has very fast drydown for earlier harvest and reduced drying costs.

Widely grown as a mid to late maturity hybrid in the Lower North Island while it is an earlier option in the warmer regions in the north.

Plant with P9241, P9400 and P0021.

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CRM 100

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Hard to Beat Favourite With Stable


A relatively short plant with excellent grain yields.

Produces an eye-catching cob on plants with sound standability and staygreen, bundled together with top disease resistances.

Excellent option in moderate to high yield environments.

P0021 is an important mid-maturity hybrid in the north and a top full-maturity option in the Lower North Island.

Widely planted from Northland to Rangitikei.

Companion with P9911, P0547 or P0640 depending on agronomic and maturity requirements.

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CRM 105

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CRM 105

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Will Earn Your special Respect in

Northland and Rangitikei

Very similar in type and maturity to P0537, but with higher yield and faster grain drydown for earlier harvest timing.

A broadly adapted hybrid that is particularly productive in Northland and Rangitikei.

Companion with P0021 or P0640 depending on growing region and maturity requirements.

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CRM 106

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Leaf disease champion delivers the

performance advantage

Great looking hybrid combining excellent all-round agronomics with desirable ear rot, superior Northern Leaf Blight and Common Rust resistances.

A tall plant with sound standability, staygreen and drought tolerance producing very impressive grain yields. Growers will appreciate the harvest opportunity presented by this new hybrid’s outstanding drydown.

P0640 is particularly productive in Waikato while providing grain yield stability in a wider range of environments including Northland, Bay of Plenty and East Coast.

Companion with P0021 and P0547 after considering yield expectation, hybrid maturity and desired harvest timing.

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CRM 107

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The Perfect All-Rounder.

Produces a "Sea of Gold"

Delivers exceptional yield stability for grain and silage from Kaitaia to Napier.

Very good drought tolerance, standability and staygreen combined with strong resistance to Northern Leaf Blight and Common Rust.

Best suited to moderate to high yielding paddocks.

Produces grain with excellent appearance, very high test weight and with food grade end-use quality.

Well adapted to high plant populations which should be adjusted to match growing conditions and yield expectations.

Other hybrids to consider include P0640P0725, or P1253.

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CRM 109

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Pack Your Paddock For Bin Topping


P1253 is moderate in height with low ear placement, a strong agronomic package, excellent staygreen and good drydown for maturity.

P1253 is well adapted to moderate to higher yielding situations.

Plant early to optimise its impressive performance opportunity.

Produces impressive yields of grain with high test weight and notable quality.

After several very productive seasons P1253 is widely grown in Bay of Plenty, Poverty Bay and Hawkes Bay.

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CRM 114

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Here at last! a top performing white


A white grained hybrid producing attractive, well filled cobs of food quality, high test weight grain. Will be valued by food corn and poultry producers.

Tall, erect leaf, modern plant type with excellent standability, drought tolerance and staygreen. All bundled together with superior Northern Leaf Blight, Common Rust and Fusarium ear rot resistances.

Plant early in Northland, Bay of Plenty, Poverty Bay and Hawkes Bay to deliver on the yield potential of this compelling hybrid.

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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. Contact your local Pioneer representative or Merchant for further advice.