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.

Hybrid solutions

Primary end use

  • Forage 
  • Biogas 
  • 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

Hybrid Specific Agronomic Advice

* 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