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CRM 85

P8500 Corn Hybrid

Short Season | Grain / Silage

Ultra-quick maturing for southern coastal or Tasmanian regions

In southern regions, corn growers want a quick-maturing hybrid that can be harvested for either grain or silage.

Pioneer's P8500 hybrid is an excellent option for both harvest objectives.

The corn has high grain yield (CRM 85 ) and the sort of defensive traits growers expect.

When combined with its digestibility and dryland adaptability, you can understand why the P8500 is such a popular choice for corn growers in southern regions.

Remember, if you plan to produce silage from P8500, be sure to retain as much of the nutrient by complementing your feed with one of the Pioneer inoculants designed for the task.

  • The type and number of acid-producing bacteria present in your pasture or crop will influence the amount of dry matter and nutrients you lose in the ensiling process.
  • Pioneer® brand ​product ​inoculants provide the right bacteria in the right numbers for fast, efficient fermentation. They help lock-in nutrients and dry matter so your livestock can produce more milk or meat from every tonne of pasture or crop you ensile.

Reduce the guess work and discuss on-farm options with one of our Pioneer Brand Seeds farm services consultants. They have the knowledge and tools you need to minimise risk and maximise yield.

Alternatively, register with us (below) to stay informed of field days in your region, affording you an opportunity to see for yourself the impressive results of this quick maturing hybrid.




  • Offers the option for quick feed in double cropping programs
  • High grain yield for maturity
  • Excellent defensive traits
  • Excellent starch content and whole plant digestibility for maturity


Grain Yield For Maturity


Husk Cover


Plant Height


Cob Rot Resistance


Dryland Adaptability


Northern Leaf Blight


Silage Yield For Maturity




Whole Plant Digestibility


RATING: 1 = poor 9 = excellent



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