A tall imposing plant with strong all-round agronomics, superior drought tolerance, Northern Leaf Blight resistance and staygreen.
P8666 is intermediate in maturity between P8500 and P8805.
Recommended established plant
Recommended growing regions
Drought Tolerance 8
Stalk Strength 5
Root Strength 5
Early Growth 8
Plant Height 8
Ear Height 6
Husk Cover 6
Grain Drydown 7
Seed tag colour
|Feature hybrid||Comparison hybrid||Number of trials||Harvest moisture difference (%)1||Yield advantage (kgDM/ha)2||Statistical significance3|
|Manawatu, Rangitikei, Horowhenua & Canterbury|
|Gisborne & Hawke's Bay|
= very highly significant yield advantage to Pioneer
= highly significant yield advantage to Pioneer
= 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.