Genetic Technologies Limited
Hybrid P8500 P8500

P8500 Maize Grain Hybrid

Yield leader with looks to match.

Delivers grain yields and test weights similar to P8805.

  • Tall plant with a solid agronomic package, great standability, drought tolerance and staygreen.
  • Above average husk cover, test weight and very fast drydown for timely grain harvest.
  • Where Northern Leaf Blight is a concern plant P8805 or P8666.

Well adapted to the lower North Island and South Island growing regions where a hybrid of this maturity is required.

Recommended established plant
populations (000's/ha)

Challenging yield environments


Medium yield environments


High yield environments


Recommended growing regions

Hybrid Region Map

CRM 85

Drought Tolerance 7

Stalk Strength 6

Root Strength 5

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
P8500 PAC007 (Booster) 19 1.2 1114 CA
P8500 PAC003 (Delitop) 34 1.9 1391 starstarstar
P8500 P8000 45 -0.5 2021 starstarstar
P8500 P8333 35 -0.1 496 star
P8500 P8805 66 0.1 -37 NS
P8500 Titus 21 1.4 3143 starstarstar
P8500 P8666 54 0.2 -75 NS
P8500 P8240 15 0.3 -597 NS
P8500 P8711 11 1.4 -2760 starstarstar
P8500 P9127 48 0.7 -912 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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