Genetic Technologies Limited
Hybrid P8000 P8000

P8000 Maize Grain Hybrid

Widely adapted, versatile stalwart.

P8000 is tall, with low ear placement, strong roots and stalks for dependable standability.

  • Strong staygreen, Northern Leaf Blight and Rust resistances that deliver season long eye appeal.
  • Good husk cover over a chunky cob with deep dent grain with high test weight.
  • Yields well and has fast drydown.

A popular choice in the lower North Island and South Island, while providing a balance of yield and earliness in northern 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 80

Drought Tolerance 6

Stalk Strength 6

Root Strength 6

Early Growth 7

Plant Height 8

Ear Height 5

Staygreen 7

Husk Cover 6

Grain Drydown 8


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
Manawatu, Rangitikei, Horowhenua & Canterbury
P8000 P8240 14 0.4 -2433 starstarstar
P8000 P8333 35 0.3 -1695 starstarstar
P8000 P8500 45 0.5 -2021 starstarstar
P8000 Titus 20 1.8 1276 starstar
P8000 P8666 36 0.6 -2204 starstarstar
P8000 P8666 15 0.2 -1701 starstar

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.

Talk to a Pioneer representative

Brent Bishop

Brent Bishop

Regional Manager

North Waikato & Northland

027 554 3315

Shaun Ruddell

Shaun Ruddell

Area Manager

Dargaville & Far North

027 507 4881

Corey Thorn

Corey Thorn

Area Manager

Whangarei & Wellsford

027 886 0221

Gil Dallas

Gil Dallas

Area Manager

South Auckland & North Waikato

027 275 2147

Matte Kirk

Matte Kirk

Area Manager

Hamilton, Taupiri & Morrinsville West

027 222 2403

Robin Billett

Robin Billett

Area Manager

Eastern Bay of Plenty

027 273 0497

Hamish Johnstone

Hamish Johnstone

Grain Account Manager

Waikato & Northland

027 886 0217

Wade Bell

Wade Bell

Farm Systems Manager

Waikato & Northland

027 702 7049