P8000 is a stiff strawed late maturing hybrid that has given good yields of high starch silage and grain in favourable growing situations and when grown under film

Primary End Use

Forage and grain

Hybrid Characteristics

  • Tall
  • Stiff Strawed
  • Suitable as a late maturity grain hybrid

Grown In The Open

  • On favourable locations 

Grown Using The Samco System

  • Suitable for good to favourable locations under film in the UK & Ireland
  • Plant in the normal sowing period
Characteristics Grown in the open Samco System
Early vigour Good Good
Lodging resistance* 7.8
Eyespot resistance score** Not available Not available
Stover dry-down rate Slow Moderate
Forage seeding rate** (seeds/ha) 98000 98000
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