P8200 is a tall, large stature, intermediate maturity hybrid ideally suited to cultivation on a wide range of sites under film. It is also suitable for sowing on favourable sites in the open, giving very high dry matter yields of silage with good starch content. 

Primary End Use


Hybrid Characteristics

  • Tall, large stature hybrid
  • Usually double cobs when grown under film

Grown In The Open

On favourable locations 

Grown Using The Samco System

  • On all but the least favourable sites in UK & Ireland
  • Switch to an earlier hybrid if planting is delayed past second week in May
Characteristics Grown in the open Samco System
Early vigour Good Good
Lodging resistance* 7.8 7.8
Eyespot resistance score** 7.9 7.9
Stover dry-down rate Moderate Fast
Forage seeding rate** (seeds/ha) 98000 98 - 103000
Film penetration availability*** Not applicable Good***

* 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