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P7034 is a very early maturity hybrid with dent-like grain texture. P7034 is the first Pioneer Hybrid of this maturity that has dent type grain and has been bred specifically for the cool maritime locations found in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. This hybrid flowers early and produces silage with a very high starch content and starch yield. P7034 is typical of dent hybrids which invariably yield more starch than traditional flint type hybrids, and the starch they produce is of a type that degrades at a significantly faster rate in the rumen. Due to its faster ruminal starch degradation rate consideration should be given to clamping it last and feeding it first, thereby smoothing the feeding transition to new crop silage.

Primary end use

Forage , biogas and grain

Hybrid characteristics

  • Dent grain texture with fast ruminal starch degradability
  • Very high whole plant digestibility
  • Very high starch content

Grown in the open

  • Widely adapted to all but the coldest maize growing areas of the UK, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden.
  • Ensile last and feed first.

Grown using the Samco System

  • P7034 will produce silage of very high starch content and a very high starch yield
  • P7034 can be grown in southern Finland using the Samco System
Characteristics Grown in the open Samco System
Early vigour Good Good
Lodging resistance* 8.2 8.2
Eyespot resistance score** 5.9 5.9
Stover dry-down rate Fast Very fast
Forage seeding rate** (seeds/ha) 103000 to 110000 110000
Film penetration availability*** Not applicable Average***

* Score on a 1- 9 scale where 9 = very resistant

** Assumes plant establishment losses of less than 5%

*** Film penetration varies with conditions and film. Trials conducted with Samco and Maizetech films