Genetic Technologies Limited
Hybrid P0640 P0640

P0640 Maize Silage Hybrid

Leaf disease champion delivering silage yield stability.

A balanced all-round hybrid with desirable leaf disease resistances.

  • Tall plant with sound standability, staygreen and drought tolerance.
  • Superior resistances to Northern Leaf Blight and Rust for notable mid to late-season plant appeal.
  • Produces silage with superior digestibility and energy content.
  • Supplies yield stability in moderate to high yield environments from Northland to Waikato, Bay of Plenty and East Coast.

Plant with P0362, P0900 and P0937 depending on maturity requirements.

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 106

Drought Tolerance 7

Stalk Strength 6

Root Strength 6

Early Growth 7

Plant Height 8

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
Northland & South Auckland
P0640 P0891 28 -2.8 -262 NS
P0640 P0937 10 0.1 557 NS
P0640 P0900 10 -0.8 -28 NS
P0640 Brutus 17 0.3 3502 starstarstar
P0640 PAC355 (G49-T9) 62 -2.8 3226 starstarstar
P0640 Maximus 24 -1 2320 starstarstar
P0640 P0891 106 -1.1 217 NS
P0640 P0900 44 0.9 843 star
P0640 P0937 54 1.7 951 starstar
P0640 P0362 40 -0.9 1308 starstarstar
P0640 P1315 9 2.3 -1209 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.

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