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Hybrid P0891 P0891

P0891 Maize Silage Hybrid

Reliable veteran.

A proven all-rounder.

  • Very good drought tolerance, standability and staygreen combined with sound resistance to Northern Leaf Blight.
  • Best suited to moderate to high yielding paddocks.
  • Adapted to high plant populations that should be adjusted to match yield expectations.

When planting early into cold wet soils consider planting P0900 or P0937.

Delivers yield stability for silage, particularly in Northland.

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 107

Drought Tolerance 7

Stalk Strength 8

Root Strength 6

Early Growth 6

Plant Height 7

Staygreen 7


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
P0891 P0725 36 2.3 645 NS
P0891 P0725 36 2.4 645 NS
P0891 P0640 28 2.8 377 NS
P0891 PAC355 (G49-T9) 75 -0.9 2148 starstarstar
P0891 Maximus 68 1.1 2263 starstarstar
P0891 PAC300 (N51-N4) 46 -1.7 1282 starstarstar
P0891 P0362 33 0.4 -258 NS
P0891 Brutus 19 0.8 2135 starstarstar
P0891 P0640 97 1.1 -259 NS
P0891 P0900 48 2.1 -1199 starstar
P0891 P0937 67 2.8 -505 CA
Bay of Plenty, Gisborne & Northern Hawke's Bay
P0891 P1253 55 1.8 -285 NS
P0891 P0725 175 2.2 -752 starstarstar
Bay of Plenty, Gisborne & Northern Hawke's Bay
P0891 P0725 49 2.3 172 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 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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