P7034 is what we term an M3 hybrid (pronounced ‘M cubed’). The M3 designation was awarded because P7034, a dent grain type hybrid, combines a built-in level of highly rumen degradable starch content along with a proven adaptation to cool growing conditions. P7034 growers harvest it last, clamp it last, and feed it first. This approach minimises the negative feeding effects often experienced when transitioning to fresh silage made from flint grain textured hybrids that are often very low in rumen degradable starch.
* 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