P7034 is a very early maturity hybrid with dent grain texture. FAO 180. Primary end use: forage, grain and biogas. P7034 is the first Pioneer hybrid of this maturity that has dent type grain.
It has been bred specifically for the cool maritime locations found in the UK. 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.
Dent type starch degrades at a significantly faster rate in the rumen than flint type starch, especially just after ensiling. Due to its faster ruminal starch degradation rate silage crops of P7034 should be clamped last and fed first thereby improving the feeding transition from any old to new crop maize silage.
* Based on 1-9 scale where 9 = good and 1 = poor.
** Assumes plant establishment losses of less than 5%
*** Film penetration varies with conditions and film type; use films approved by Samco and Maizetech.
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