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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
33M15

  Autumn
30Y87
P3939
31R88
30T60

 

KP

  Autumn
30K08
3025
30Y87

Sindh

  Spring
32B33
33M15
P1543
P1574

  Autumn
30Y87
P3939
31R88
30T60

 

Pioneer Recommendations for Spring Hybrids

 


Punjab | Spring

P1543
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Characteristics:

    • High Yield Potential



    • Strong stem and roots, lodging resistant



    • Attractive dark red in color yellow grain



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



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

 

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid December - End 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 red in color yellow grain


    • Stay green character


    • 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 - End March
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33M15
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Characteristics:

    • Heat Tolerent


    • Uniform size cobs and more grains


    • Strong stem and roots, lodging resistant


    • Stay green character


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

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid December - End 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 than 35,000.

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

 

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

-

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” .5 kg phosphorus” “1 kg potash and 35 gram zinc” are recommended.

 

 


Punjab | Autumn

P3939

Characteristics:

    • High test weight and high yield potential


    • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


    • Fast early growth invigorates crop


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


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

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June - End August
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31R88

Characteristics:

    • Trusted and longtime years proven


    • Medium statured plant with strong root system and resistant to lodging


    • High shelling percentage


    • 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

Characteristics:

    • Red in color grain with high test weight and high yield potential



    • Stay green character



    • Improved productivity in all types of weather conditions



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



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

 

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June - End August
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30T60
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Characteristics:

    • Uniform size cobs with excellent grain fill


    • Potential to tolerate inappropriate weather conditions


    • Red in color grain and attract good price in market


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


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

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June - End August 
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KP | Autumn

30K08
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Characteristics:

    • Attractive plant type


    • Heat tolerant


    • Uniform size cobs and plants


    • Resistant against diseases


    • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


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


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

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid May - Mid August
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30Y87
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Characteristics:

    • Compact cobs with excellent grain setting


    • Improved productivity in all types of weather conditions


    • Stay green character


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


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

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


    • Compact cobs with excellent grain setting


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


    • Soon beneficial in the adjustment of crops to ripen

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Mid May - End August
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Sindh | Spring

32B33
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Characteristics:

    • Long cobs, red in color grains and more yield


    • 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 red in color yellow grain color



    • Crop is ready to harvest in approximately 113 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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P1574
(JPG 293 KB)

Characteristics:

    • Fast early growth and strong stem


    • High Yield Potential and more Grain


    • Attractive dark red in color yellow grain


    • Stay green character


    • 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
(JPG 318 KB)

Characteristics:

    • Heat Tolerent


    • Uniform size cobs and more grains


    • Strong stem and roots, lodging resistant


    • Stay green character


    • 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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Sindh | Autumn

30Y87
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Characteristics:

    • Red in color grain with high test weight and high yield potential



    • Stay green character



    • Improved productivity in all types of weather conditions



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



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

Optimum Sowing Time:

    • Start June - Mid September
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P3939
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Characteristics:

    • High test weight and high yield potential


    • Stay green character and plant can be used for fodder


    • Fast early growth invigorates crop


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


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

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June - End August
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31R88
(JPG 781 KB)

Characteristics:

    • Trusted and longtime years proven


    • Medium statured plant with strong root system and resistant to lodging


    • High shelling percentage


    • 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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30T60
(JPG 783 KB)

Characteristics:

    • Uniform size cobs with excellent grain fill


    • Potential to tolerate inappropriate weather conditions


    • Red in color grain and attract good price in market


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


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

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Start June - Mid September
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Last Modified:July 24, 2017
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