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Hybrid P1636 P1636

P1636 Maize Silage Hybrid

Enjoy the agronomics of this top yielding hybrid.

P1636 is a tall full maturity hybrid with top-end yield potential in this maturity.

  • Long cob which produces high grain content, highly digestible silage.
  • Combines impressive agronomics, drought tolerance and staygreen that together provide a wide harvest window.
  • Plant early to maximise yields.
  • In high-risk Northern Leaf Blight situations consider P1315 or P1477W.

P1636 is well adapted to all warmer northern growing regions.

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 112

Drought Tolerance 7

Stalk Strength 6

Root Strength 8

Early Growth 6

Plant Height 8

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
P1636 P1477W 32 0.2 -978 CA
P1636 P1613 26 -0.4 -898 NS
P1636 P0937 33 -1.6 978 CA
P1636 P1477W 61 1.4 32 NS
P1636 P1613 47 0.4 1004 star
P1636 PAC456 50 -1 1094 starstar
P1636 PAC500 (Z71-F1) 73 0.7 1574 starstarstar
P1636 P1837 11 1.5 177 NS
P1636 PAC624 54 3.8 940 CA
P1636 PAC430 12 -0.7 2309 CA
Bay of Plenty, Gisborne & Northern Hawke's Bay
P1636 P1253 36 -1.9 121 NS
P1636 P1477W 36 0.9 -545 NS
P1636 P0725 55 -2.4 833 star
Bay of Plenty, Gisborne & Northern Hawke's Bay
P1636 P0725 10 -2.3 -348 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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