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Hybrid P0900 P0900

P0900 Maize Silage Hybrid

Hard to fault, stable, all-round hybrid.

P0900 is an exceptionally balanced hybrid that delivers yield stability and a wide harvest window.

  • Dependable standability, low ear placement, AQUAmax® drought tolerance, great foliar health and staygreen.
  • Has similar yield potential to P0725 but has much stronger resistance Northern Leaf Blight.
  • East Coast growers will value strong Head Smut resistance.
  • A management responsive hybrid that will benefit from adjusting established plant population to match yield expectation.

Extensively planted between Kaitaia and Napier alongside P0937.

Recommended established plant
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Challenging yield environments


Medium yield environments


High yield environments


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Recommended growing regions

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CRM 109

Drought Tolerance 9

Stalk Strength 7

Root Strength 7

Early Growth 7

Plant Height 7

Staygreen 8


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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
P0900 P0640 10 0.8 28 NS
P0900 P0937 14 1 -29 NS
P0900 P0937 67 0.8 312 NS
P0900 P1636 26 2.4 -1250 star
P0900 P1315 28 0.5 -570 NS
Bay of Plenty, Gisborne & Northern Hawke's Bay
P0900 P0937 11 2.9 -537 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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