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Corn

Worldwide, about 50 species of corn exist and consist of different colors, textures and grain shapes and sizes. White, yellow and red are most common types. White and yellow varieties are preferred by most people depending on region. In Pakistan, corn is 3rd important cereal after wheat and rice and it's an edible grain. It is considered as a major crop along with cotton, sugarcane, rice and wheat. It is sown on approx. 1 million hectares area with production of 3.3 million MT. Out of total corn production, around 60% is used in poultry feeds, 25% in industries and remaining percentage is used as food for human and animals. Demand in production of corn is increasing day by day due to its use as Biofuel and Silage.  Pakistan's hard working farmers are truly availing the benefit of favorable environmental conditions and achieving two successful corn crops in a year. There are two corn seasons in a year i.e. autumn (tropical / sub-tropical genetics) and spring (temperate genetics). Corn crop has proved to be a better and more profitable choice of farmers. Contribution in yield comes from use of hybrid seed with better crop management inputs.

Punjab

  Spring
P1543
P1574
32B33
31P41
33M15

  Autumn
30Y87
30R50
31R88
3025

 

KP

  Autumn
30K08
3025
30Y87

Sindh

  Spring
32B33
33M15
31P41
P1543
P1574

  Autumn
30Y87
30R50
31R88

Pioneer Recommendations for Spring Hybrids


Punjab | Spring

P1543
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Characteristics:

  • High Yield Potential


  • Strng stem and roots, lodging resistant


  • Attractive dark reddish yellow grain


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 113 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid December - Mid March
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P1574
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Characteristics:

  • Fast early growth and strong stem


  • High Yield Potential and more Grain


  • Attractive dark reddish yellow grain


  • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 115 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid December - Mid March
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33M15
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Characteristics:

  • Strong root system and resistant to lodging


  • Heat Tolerant


  • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 113 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid December - Mid March
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32B33
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Characteristics:

  • Long cobs and reddish grains


  • Strong root system and resistant to lodging


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 115 days after seed emergence


  • PHD (Proven Highly Digestible) Hybrid, also recommended for Silage


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid December - Mid March
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31P41
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Characteristics:

  • Strong root system and resistant to lodging


  • Long and uniform size cobs


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 118 days after seed emergence


  • PHD (Proven Highly Digestible) Hybrid, also recommended for Silage


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid December - Mid March
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Plant Population

Method of Sowing Line to Line Distance (inches) Plant to Plant Distance (inches) Plant Population per Acre
Ridges Sowing 27” 7” 33,000 Approximately

 

Note:

  • Plant population should not be less then 35,000.

  • Above stated recommendations are based on last few years experiences.

  • It is compulsory to maintain recommended plant population to get better crop yield because almost 10 percent of the plants may get wasted during crop cultivation and harvesting.

 

Fertilizer Application (per acre)

 

Time of Application Nitrogen (N) Phosphorous (P) Potash (K) Zinc (Zn)
During Land preparation

-

2 bags DAP

2 bags SOP

or

2 bags MOP

-

½ bag urea

2 bags TSP

½ bag urea

5 bags SSP

5-6 leaf stage

1 bag urea

-

-

6kg ZnSO4 33%

8-10 leaf stage

1 bag urea

-

-

-

14-15 leaf stage

1 bag urea

-

-

-

At flowering

1 bag urea

-

-

 

 

Note:

  • For more yield use recommended fertilizer after soil analysis, for soil analysis contact pioneer representative

  • To get 1 mound yield of corn “1 kg nitrogen” 1.5 kg phosphorus” “1 kg potash and 35 gram zinc” are recommended.

 

 


Punjab | Autumn

30R50
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Characteristics:

  • High test weight and high yield potential


  • Reddish grain and attract good price in market


  • Medium statured plant with strong root system


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 105-110 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June - End August
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31R88
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Characteristics:

  • High shelling percentage


  • Strong stem with strong roots


  • Resistant to lodging


  • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 100-110 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • July - August
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30Y87
(JPG 53 KB)

Characteristics:

  • Reddish grain with high test weight and high yield potential


  • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 110-115 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June – End August
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3025
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Characteristics:

  • Medium statured plant with strong roots and stem


  • Heat Tolerant


  • Suitable for all corn growing areas


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 100-105 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid May - End August 
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KP | Autumn

30K08
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Characteristics:

  • Attractive plant type


  • High shelling percentage


  • Resistant against diseases


  • Good stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 115-120 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid May - Mid August
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30Y87
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Characteristics:

  • Compact cobs with excellent grain setting


  • Stay green character


  • Attractive reddish grain colour


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 110-115 day after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June - End August
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3025
(JPG 53 KB)

Characteristics:

  • Medium statured plant with strong roots and stem


  • Heat Tolerant


  • Suitable for all corn growing areas


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 100-105 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid May - End August
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Sindh | Spring

32B33
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Characteristics:

  • Long cobs and reddish grains


  • Strong root system and resistant to lodging


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 115 days after seed emergence


  • PHD (Proven Highly Digestible) Hybrid, also recommended for Silage


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Lower Sindh: Mid October - Mid February
  • Upper Sindh: Start December - End February
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P1543
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Characteristics:

  • High Yield Potential


  • Strong root system and resistant to lodging


  • Attractive dark reddish yellow grain colour


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 115 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Lower Sindh: Mid October - Mid February
  • Upper Sindh: Start December - End February
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P1574
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Characteristics:

  • Fast early growth and strong stem


  • High Yield Potential and more Grain


  • Attractive dark reddish yellow grain


  • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 115 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Lower Sindh: Mid October - Mid February
  • Upper Sindh: Start December - End February
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33M15
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Characteristics:

  • Strong root system and resistant to lodging


  • Bold grain with high test weight


  • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 113 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Lower Sindh: Mid October - Mid February
  • Upper Sindh: Start December - End February
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31P41
(PNG 231 KB)

Characteristics:

  • Strong root system and resistant to lodging


  • High Yield Potential


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 118 days after seed emergence


  • PHD (Proven Highly Digestible) Hybrid, also recommended for Silage


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Lower Sindh: Mid October - Mid February
  • Upper Sindh: Start December - End February
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Sindh | Autumn

30R50
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Characteristics:

  • Compact cobs with excellent grain setting


  • Large cob size with yellow red grains attract good price in market


  • Medium statured plant with strong root system


  • High test weight and high yield potential


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 105-110 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Start June - Mid September
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31R88
(JPG 52 KB)

Characteristics:

  • High shelling percentage


  • Strong stem and strong roots


  • Resistant to lodgingel


  • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 100-110 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Start July - Mid September
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30Y87
(JPG 53 KB)

Characteristics:

  • Compact cobs with excellent grain setting


  • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


  • Reddish grain color


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 110-115 days after seed emergence


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Start June - Mid September
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Last Modified:November 11, 2014
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