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Hybrid P1315 P1315 New

P1315 Maize Silage Hybrid

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 while behaving about 3 CRM earlier.
  • 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 crop yield expectation.

Companion with P0900, P0937 or P1636.

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 110

Drought Tolerance 7

Stalk Strength 7

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
P1315 P1613 14 1.8 716 NS
P1315 P1636 18 1.9 179 NS
P1315 P0937 30 0.3 1074 star
P1315 P0900 28 -0.5 570 NS
P1315 P1636 38 1.8 -171 NS
P1315 PAC430 15 -0.1 1855 star
P1315 PAC500 (Z71-F1) 23 1 1045 CA
Bay of Plenty, Gisborne & Northern Hawke's Bay
P1315 P1636 25 1.8 -519 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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