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Hybrid P8240 P8240 New

P8240 Maize Grain Hybrid

Higher yields for southern growers.

P8240 is a high-yielding grain hybrid backed by strong drought tolerance, staygreen and standability.

  • P8240 has a balanced agronomic package while noting superior roots are a real asset in this maturity.
  • Established plant populations should be matched to assessed paddock yield potential.
  • Delivers significantly higher grain yields than P8000 and P8333 in lower North Island and South Island.

Where high levels of Northern Leaf Blight were experienced last season, consider planting P8666 or P8711.

Recommended established plant
populations (000's/ha)

Challenging yield environments


Medium yield environments


High yield environments


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Recommended growing regions

Hybrid Region Map

CRM 78

Drought Tolerance 7

Stalk Strength 6

Root Strength 7

Early Growth 6

Plant Height 8

Ear Height 6

Staygreen 8

Husk Cover 6

Grain Drydown 7


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
P8240 P8000 14 -0.4 2429 starstarstar
P8240 P8333 13 -0.2 993 star
P8240 P8500 15 -0.3 579 NS
P8240 P8711 8 0.7 -1498 CA
P8240 P8805 13 0 242 NS
P8240 P8000 14 -0.4 2429 starstarstar
P8240 P8666 17 0.3 106 NS

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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