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Hybrid P1315 P1315

P1315 Maize Silage Hybrid

Desirable and defensive from Northland to Hawke’s Bay.

An imposing hybrid similar in stature to P1636 while being quicker to harvest and with better foliar health. 

  • Season long appeal is delivered by notable drought tolerance, staygreen and superior Northern Leaf Blight and Rust resistances.
  • Research trials show P1315 delivers the same silage yields as P1636 with harvest drymatters over 2.0% drier.
  • Where Head Smut is a concern, plant P0900.
  • P1315 is tall with superior stalk and root strength and should be planted to establish 80,000 to 100,000 plants per hectare depending on paddock yield potential.

Companion with P0900, P0937 or P1636.

Recommended established plant
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Challenging yield environments


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Recommended growing regions

Hybrid Region Map

CRM 110

Drought Tolerance 7

Stalk Strength 7

Root Strength 6

Early Growth 6

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
P1315 P1253 14 -0.5 729 NS
P1315 P1613 14 1.7 714 NS
P1315 P0937 17 -0.2 1343 NS
P1315 P1253 23 -0.2 1369 star
P1315 P1477W 23 3.2 87 NS
P1315 P1613 23 2.3 407 NS
P1315 Pelota 8 1.6 693 CA
P1315 P1636 24 2.1 213 NS
P1315 P0891 16 -3.1 2293 starstar
P1315 P0900 16 0 619 NS
Central Hawke's Bay, Lower North Island & Taranaki
P1315 P1253 14 0 650 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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