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.
* 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