In trials over the last four years, and across many locations, this very early maturity hybrid gives excellent yields of very high starch content silage. It is most adapted to lighter soils where growers seek a high energy silage for feeding or maximising biogas production.
P7378 has given extremely high starch yields and starch contents when grown under film. Being a very early maturing hybrid however it is essential that harvest takes place once maturity is reached to avoid over maturity.
* 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