Genetic Technologies Limited
Hybrid P1477W P1477W

P1477W Maize Silage Hybrid

A balanced all round full maturity hybrid.

A white-grained hybrid producing, attractive wellfilled cobs for high starch content silage for maximum milk production.

  • Tall, erect leaf, modern plant type with excellent roots, stalks, drought tolerance and staygreen.
  • Superior Northern Leaf Blight, Common Rust and Eyespot resistances for season long leaf health.
  • A great option where leaf diseases, lodging or yield stability are considerations.
  • An outstanding companion for P1636.

Plant before 20th October into high yielding paddocks in Northland, Bay of Plenty, Poverty Bay and Hawke’s Bay to deliver on the top-end yield potential of this hybrid.

Recommended established plant
populations (000's/ha)

Challenging yield environments


Medium yield environments


High yield environments


Recommended growing regions

Hybrid Region Map

CRM 114

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
P1477W P1253 26 -2 2426 starstarstar
P1477W P1315 12 -1.4 585 NS
P1477W P1613 24 -0.7 687 NS
P1477W P1636 30 -0.3 1071 CA
P1477W P1613 40 -1.2 654 CA
P1477W PAC456 19 -2.3 1750 starstar
P1477W Z71-F1 27 -1 1069 CA
P1477W P1636 50 -1.5 -37 NS
Central Hawke's Bay, Lower North Island & Taranaki
P1477W P1253 22 -2.6 1273 star
P1477W P1315 14 -2.1 548 NS
P1477W P1613 22 -0.8 -22 NS
P1477W P1636 28 -0.5 622 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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