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Hybrid P8711 P8711 New

P8711 Maize Silage Hybrid

New level of performance for northern regions.

Moderately tall but with low ear placement, superior roots and stalks for notable standability in this maturity.

  • High ratings for drought, Northern Leaf Blight, Rust and staygreen deliver season long silage appeal, and yield stability. These all combine to support a wide harvest window.
  • Produces silage with top-of-the-line energy and digestibility desired by high producing herds.

Research results show P8711 is most productive in northern regions for Northland to Hawke's Bay, and particularly where standability and Northern Leaf Blight are significant concerns.

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 87

Estimated days 119-133

Drought Tolerance 8

Stalk Strength 7

Root Strength 7

Early Growth 7

Plant Height 7

Staygreen 8


Seed tag colour

Maize for silage hybrid performance information

Feature hybrid Comparison hybrid Number of trials Harvest drymatter difference (%)1 Yield advantage (kgDM/ha)2 Statistical significance3
P8711 P9127 17 0.3 -247 NS
P8711 P8500 16 -3.2 2538 starstarstar
P8711 P8666 13 -3.3 2195 starstar
P8711 P9400 18 0.2 1133 star
Central Hawke's Bay, Lower North Island & Taranaki
P8711 P8666 24 -2.6 -867 CA
P8711 P9400 16 0.1 93 NS
P8711 P9127 15 1.3 485 NS
South Island
P8711 P8500 9 -1.6 -1839 NS
P8711 P8666 8 0.1 -2088 CA

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 DM differences means the bolded hybrid was drier at harvest, negative DM 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

Craig Maxwell

Craig Maxwell

Regional Manager

Central Waikato & Bay of Plenty

027 224 0917

Wade Bell

Wade Bell

Farm Systems Manager

Waikato & Northland

027 702 7049