Genetic Technologies Limited
Hybrid P8500 P8500

P8500 Maize Silage Hybrid

Yield leader with looks to match.

A silage yield leader with a solid agronomic package.

  • Tall, impressive hybrid with sound standability, drought tolerance and staygreen for a wide harvest window.
  • Plant with P8333 or P8666 depending on maturity requirements.

Now popular in Taranaki, Lower North Island and South Island growing regions as a high yielding mid-maturity option.

Recommended established plant
populations (000's/ha)

Challenging yield environments


Medium yield environments


High yield environments


Recommended growing regions

Hybrid Region Map

CRM 85

Drought Tolerance 7

Stalk Strength 6

Root Strength 6

Early Growth 7

Plant Height 8

Staygreen 9


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
Bay of Plenty, Gisborne & Northern Hawke's Bay
P8500 P8000 52 -3 2558 starstarstar
P8500 P8333 53 0.1 778 starstar
P8500 P8805 43 1.1 1437 starstarstar
P8500 Titus 11 -0.5 5038 starstarstar
P8500 Comet 6 3 3095 starstarstar
P8500 P8666 48 0.7 28 NS
South Island
P8500 P8805 20 -0.2 1171 star
P8500 P8000 33 -2.1 2218 starstarstar
P8500 Titus 8 -1.7 5842 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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