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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
32B33
31P41
33M15
P1543

  Autumn
30R50
31R88
30Y87
3025

 

KP

  Autumn
30K08
30R50
30Y87
3025

Sindh

  Spring
32B33
33M15
31P41
P1543

  Autumn
30R50
31R88
30Y87
3025

Pioneer Recommendations for Spring Hybrids


Punjab | Spring

32B33
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Characteristics:

  • Quick dry down


  • Resistant to lodging


  • Long cobs and reddish grains


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


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


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid December - Mid March
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31P41
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Characteristics:

  • Bold grain with high test weight


  • Long and uniform size cobs


  • Strong root system and resistant to lodging


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


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 118 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


  • Bold grain with high test weight


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


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid December - Mid March
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P1543
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Characteristics:

  • High Yield Potential


  • String stem and roots, lodging resistant


  • Ear placement at center


  • Uniform long ears with bold, attractive dark reddish yellow grain colour


  • Heat tolerant


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


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid December - Mid March
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Plant Population

Hybrid

Line to Line distance (inches)

Plant to Plant distance (inches)

Plant Population at sowing time

Expected Plant Population at harvesting time

32B33

27

7

33,000

30,000

31P41

27

7

33,000

30,000

33M15

27

6.5

35,000

32,000

P1543

27

6.5

35,000

32,000

 
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

-

or

½ bag urea

2 bags TSP

or

½ bag urea

5 bags SSP

5-6 leaf stage

1 bag urea

-

-

5-10kg ZnSO4 33%

8-10 leaf stage

1 bag urea

-

-

-

14-15 leaf stage

1 bag urea

-

-

-

At flowering

1 bag urea

-

-

-


Punjab | Autumn

30R50
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Characteristics:

  • High test weight and high yield potential


  • Medium statured plant with strong root system


  • Resistant to lodging


  • Grains light reddish capturing more profitability


  • Large cob size


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


  • Plant to plant distance should be up to 7"-8"


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June - Mid August
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31R88
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Characteristics:

  • High shelling percentage


  • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


  • Strong stem with strong roots


  • Resistant to lodging


  • High test weight and high yield potential


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


  • Plant to plant distance should be up to 7"-8"


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • July - August
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30Y87
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Characteristics:

  • Compact cobs with excellent grain setting


  • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


  • Reddish grain with high test weight and high yield potential


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


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June - Mid August
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3025
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Characteristics:

  • Medium statured plant with strong roots and stem


  • Loose husk covers at maturity, easy to remove


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


  • 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:

  • High shelling percentage


  • Attractive plant type


  • 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 - End July
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30R50
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Characteristics:

  • Medium statured plant with strong root system


  • Resistant to lodging


  • High test weight and high yield potential


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


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June - Mid July
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30Y87
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Characteristics:

  • Compact cobs with excellent grain setting


  • Stay green character


  • Attractive reddish grain colour


  • High test weight and high yield potential


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


  • Also recommended for Silage


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June - Mid August
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3025
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Characteristics:

  • Medium statured plant with strong roots and stem


  • Loose husk covers at maturity, easy to remove


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


  • 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:

  • Quick dry down


  • Resistant to lodging


  • Long cobs and reddish grains


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


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


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid December - Mid March
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31P41
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Characteristics:

  • Bold grain with high test weight


  • Long and uniform size cobs


  • Strong root system and resistant to lodging


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


  • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 118 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


  • Bold grain with high test weight


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


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid December - Mid March
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P1543
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Characteristics:

  • High Yield Potential


  • String stem and roots, lodging resistant


  • Ear placement at center


  • Uniform long ears with bold, attractive dark reddish yellow grain colour


  • Heat tolerant


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


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid December - Mid March
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Sindh | Autumn

30R50
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Characteristics:

  • Medium statured plant with strong root system


  • Resistant to lodging


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


  • High test weight and high yield potential


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


  • Plant to plant distance should be up to 7" - 8"


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Rahim Yar Khan = 15th June - End August
  • Lower Sindh = 1st July - 15th October
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31R88
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Characteristics:

  • High shelling percentage


  • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


  • High test weight and high yield potential


  • Strong stem and strong roots


  • Resistant to lodgingel


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


  • Plant to plant distance should be up to 8"


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Rahim Yar Khan = 15th June - End August
  • Lower Sindh = 1st July - 15th October
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30Y87
(JPG 477 KB)

Characteristics:

  • Compact cobs with excellent grain setting


  • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


  • Reddish grain color


  • High test weight and high yield potential


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


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Rahim Yar Khan = 15th June - End August
  • Lower Sindh = 1st July - 15th October
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3025
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Characteristics:

  • Medium statured plant with strong roots and stem


  • Loose husk covers at maturity, easy to remove


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


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


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Rahim Yar Khan = 15th Mid May - End August
  • Lower Sindh = 1st Mid May - End August
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Last Modified:October 29, 2013
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