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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
P1543
P1429

  Autumn
30Y87
P3939
P4040
31R88
30T60
3025

 

KP

  Autumn
30K08
3025
30Y87

Sindh

  Spring
P1543
P1429

  Autumn
30Y87
P3939
P4040
31R88
30T60
3025

 

Pioneer Recommendations for Spring Hybrids

 


Punjab | Spring

P1543
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Characteristics:

    • Longtime Experienced



    • Slim Cob, High Shelling percentage



    • 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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P1429
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Characteristics:

    • Compact Cob, Stay green character


    • Medium height and Strong stem – Lodging resistant


    • 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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Estimation of Plant population (22Ft or 4 Karam)

  Distance from Bed to bed planting (inches) Distance from Plant to Plant (inches) Plant Population in 4 Karam Plant Population in Per Acre
For Bed Planting 22 Inches 9 Inches 30 Plants 32,000
For Bed Planting 24 Inches 8 Inches 33 Plants 32,000
For Furrow Planting 27 Inches 7 Inches 37 Plants 32,000

 

Note:

    • In order to know the correct Plant Population, repeat this process thrice in one acre.

 

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:

  • Milk per acre more than 8200 litre

  • Milk per ton 1200 litre

  • Yield more than 24 ton

  • Best choice for silage

  • Grain to Stover more than 40%

  • Protein more than 7.5%

  • Starch more than 23%

  • Digestibility more than 77%

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June - End August
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31R88

Characteristics:

    • Uniform size cobs


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


    • High shelling percentage and slim cobs


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


Optimum Sowing Time:

  • July - August
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30Y87

Characteristics:

    • Reddish grain with high test weight and high yield potential



    • Best Choice for green Cob



    • Stay green character



    • Improved productivity in all types of weather conditions



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

 

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June - End August
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30T60
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Characteristics:

    • Uniform size cobs with excellent grain fill


    • Stay Green Character


    • Strong Roots and Stem


    • Reddish grain and attract good price in market


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

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June - End August 
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P4040
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Characteristics:

    • Compact and Uniform Cobs


    • Strong Roots


    • Cob Placement in the middle


    • High Yielding


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

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Start June - Mid September
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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:

  • Start June - Mid September
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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


P1543
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Characteristics:

    • Longtime Experienced



    • Slim Cob, High Shelling percentage



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



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

 

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • October - Mid February
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P1429
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Characteristics:

    • Compact Cob, Stay green character


    • Medium height and Strong stem – Lodging resistant


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


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

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • October - Mid February
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Sindh | Autumn

30Y87
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Characteristics:

    • Reddish grain with high test weight and high yield potential



    • Best Choice for green Cob



    • Stay green character



    • Improved productivity in all types of weather conditions



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

Optimum Sowing Time:

    • Start June - Mid September
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P3939
(JPG 95 KB)

Characteristics:

  • Milk per acre more than 8200 litre

  • Milk per ton 1200 litre

  • Yield more than 24 ton

  • Best choice for silage

  • Grain to Stover more than 40%

  • Protein more than 7.5%

  • Starch more than 23%

  • Digestibility more than 77%

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • June - End August
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31R88
(JPG 105 KB)

Characteristics:

    • Uniform size cobs


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


    • High shelling percentage and slim cobs


    • 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
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Characteristics:

    • Uniform size cobs with excellent grain fill


    • Stay Green Character


    • Strong Roots and Stem


    • Reddish grain and attract good price in market


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

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Start June - Mid September
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P4040
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Characteristics:

    • Compact and Uniform Cobs


    • Strong Roots


    • Cob Placement in the middle


    • High Yielding


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

Optimum Sowing Time:

  • Start June - Mid September
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3025
(JPG 106 KB)

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:

  • Start June - Mid September
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Last Modified:August 6, 2018
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