P7948 is a new hybrid for 2020 and is suitable for sowing on favourable sites in the open, favourable sites and some less favourable sites situations under film. P7948 has very good standing ability and can produce a particularly large stature plant when grown in the open.

Primary end use

  • Forage
  • biogas
  • grain

Hybrid characteristics

  • Large stature hybrid
  • Very good standing ability

Grown in the open

  • On favourable locations 

Grown using the Samco System

  • With the extra heat generated by the Samco System, P7948 can be sown on favourable sites and also less favourable sites providing sowing is not delayed
Characteristics Grown in the open Samco System
Early vigour Good Good
Lodging resistance* 8.3
Eyespot resistance score** - -
Stover dry-down rate Moderate Good
Forage seeding rate** (seeds/ha) 103000 103000
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