One of our biggest selling hybrids in the maritime maturity regions, trials have shown it reaches 30% dry matter quickly and produces good yields of high starch content silage and has a high degree of adaptation to cultivation on less favourable locations where heat is often limiting.

Primary End Use

Forage, biogas and grain

Hybrid Characteristics

  • Fastest Pioneer hybrid to reach 30% dry matter
  • Tall hybrid for such an early maturity
  • Very good early vigour

Grown In The Open

  • On both favourable and less favourable sites
  • Where early vigour and rapid early growth is important
  • For production of dry grain or grain for crimping on all but marginal sites

Grown Using The Samco System

  • High comparative dry matter yields on the coldest sites e.g. sites in Northern Ireland, South West Scotland and southerly areas of Finland
  • High starch yields for this maturity 
  • On more favourable locations when sowing is delayed
Characteristics Grown in the open Samco System
Early vigour Very Good Very 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 Good***

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

2 Assumes plant establishment losses of less than 5%

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