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Hybrid P1253 P1253

P1253 Maize Grain Hybrid

Pack your paddock for top grain quality.

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.
  • Produces grain with high test weight and notable food corn quality.
  • Plant with P0900 and particularly P0937 for very early planting into cold challenging paddocks or where Northern Leaf Blight is a concern.

P1253 is a widely grown grain hybrid in Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay growing regions.

Recommended established plant
populations (000's/ha)

Challenging yield environments


Medium yield environments


High yield environments


Recommended growing regions

Hybrid Region Map

CRM 109

Drought Tolerance 7

Stalk Strength 6

Root Strength 5

Early Growth 6

Plant Height 6

Ear Height 5

Staygreen 7

Husk Cover 6

Grain Drydown 6


Seed tag colour

Maize for grain hybrid performance information

Feature hybrid Comparison hybrid Number of trials Harvest moisture difference (%)1 Yield advantage (kgDM/ha)2 Statistical significance3
Bay of Plenty
P1253 N51-N4 75 1.4 750 starstarstar
P1253 P0640 103 0.6 332 star
P1253 P0891 183 0.3 616 starstarstar
P1253 P1477W 20 -1.7 13 NS
P1253 Plenitude 9 1.1 1733 starstar
Gisborne & Hawke's Bay
P1253 P0362 25 1 371 NS
P1253 P0640 72 1.2 414 star
P1253 P0725 66 0.9 429 starstar
P1253 P0891 138 0.9 648 starstarstar

Scientific Designation

star 1 star 2 star 3 = very highly significant yield advantage to Pioneer

star 1 star 2 = highly significant yield advantage to Pioneer

star 1 = significant yield advantage to Pioneer

NS = not significant

CA = commercially acceptable

1 Positive HM differences means the bolded hybrid was drier at harvest, negative HM differences mean it was wetter.

2 A positive yield advantage means the bolded hybrid produced more yield, a negative yield advantage means it produced less.

3 For information on statistical significance click here.

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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