Genetic Technologies Limited
Hybrid P8000 P8000

P8000 Maize Silage Hybrid

Versatile stalwart. Delivers high energy silage.

P8000 is tall, with low ear placement, strong roots, stalks, and foliar health for excellent eye appeal.

  • Chunky cob with deep dent grain to produce top yields of high starch content silage with outstanding feed value.
  • Widely grown in the South Island, while providing an excellent balance of yield and earliness in the North Island.

Companion with P7524, P8240 or P8333 depending on maturity requirements.

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 80

Estimated days 110-125

Drought Tolerance 6

Stalk Strength 6

Root Strength 6

Early Growth 7

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
South Island
P8000 P7524 45 -2.1 1085 starstar
P8000 P8240 12 1.1 -1637 star
P8000 P8333 41 1.4 -1842 starstarstar
P8000 Titus 16 -0.4 2907 starstar
Central Hawke's Bay, Lower North Island & Taranaki
P8000 P7524 90 0.2 652 star
P8000 P8240 18 5.9 -3412 starstarstar
P8000 P8333 52 3.4 -2037 starstarstar
P8000 Titus 21 2.3 1780 starstarstar

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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Brent Bishop

Brent Bishop

Regional Manager

North Waikato & Northland

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Shaun Ruddell

Shaun Ruddell

Area Manager

Dargaville & Far North

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Corey Thorn

Corey Thorn

Area Manager

Whangarei & Wellsford

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Gil Dallas

Gil Dallas

Area Manager

South Auckland & North Waikato

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Craig Maxwell

Craig Maxwell

Regional Manager

Central Waikato & Bay of Plenty

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Wade Bell

Wade Bell

Farm Systems Manager

Waikato & Northland

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