AQUAmax maize Notman Seeds

Introducing AQUAmax maize
Pioneer Corn for Silage

Pioneer® brand AQUAmax® hybrids deliver more DM/ha per drop under drought stress and top-end yield potential in ideal growing conditions.

Pioneer® brand AQUAmax® hybrids include key native traits designed to help withstand drought conditions and protect against yield loss. They’re tested in your local environment to gauge their overall performance and agronomic fit for your geography.

AQUAmax varieties available include P9911 and P0725

Find out more on AQUAmax maize here

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AQUAmax Notman Seeds


CRM: 94

Outstanding quick hybrid. P9400 is a feed and grain silage hybrid with an excellent agronomic profile.



CRM: 99

A NEW dual-purpose, quick-season hybrid offering unmatched silage performance & yield stability.


CRM: 107

A new AQUAmax dual purpose hybrid


CRM: 113

High yielding mid-season multi-use hybrid


CRM: 114

Benchmark silage and feed grain hybrid across all regions with outstanding silage yield


CRM: 118

Top end yield from an IT hybrid . An immidazolinone-tolerant (IT) hybrid giving growers flexible weed control options

Rapid React Inoculant

Introducing Pioneer® brand Inoculants with New Rapid React® Aerobic Stability Technology

Rapid React™ Aerobic Stability Technology. Ready to feed in just 7 days.

Pioneer® inoculants 11C33 & 11G22 with Rapid React™ aerobic stability* technology are a breakthrough advancement in Integrated Feed Solutions from DuPont Pioneer. This innovation provides stable feed in just seven days

Betta Strike Treatment


Top-end yield potential starts with matching the right genetics and traits to your paddock. We help you protect your yield potential with Pioneer​®​ ​brand products​ Betta Strike​®​ Seed Protection (Betta Strike​®​).

Utilising Betta Strike​®​ protects plant seedlings during their most vulnerable stages, during weather risks and protects your investment in quality seed and maximises harvest yield potential.

Maize Action Plan


  • Soil Test
  • Select maize variety
  • Yield targets
  • Pre-order seed

October & November

  • Seedbed preparation
  • Fertiliser —pre-sowing
  • Pre-emergent & power harrow
  • Precision sowing & fertiliser


  • Nitrogen—if moisture available
  • Pest inspection & control
  • Weed Management
  • Summer Grass Management

January & February

  • Regular crop inspections
  • Prepare silage pit
  • Plan harvest logistics

March & April

  • Order Inoculant—11CFT
  • Harvest crop
  • Ensure stack is rolled and sealed well






Choosing a variety

Grain Yield for Maturity 9 = High grain yield for the CRM
Cob Rot Resistence 9 = Shows very high resistance to cob rot
Silage Yield for Maturity 9 = High silage yield for maturity
Husk Cover 9 = Complete coverage of grain through to harvest
Dryland Adaptability 9 = Ability to handle hot dry stress conditions
Staygreen 9 = Excellent ability to maintain green leaves during grain fill and good late season plant health
Plant Height 9 = Tall 1 = Short
Northern Leaf Blight 9 = Completely free of NLB (very high resistance)
Whole Plant Digestability 9 = Very high whole plant digestibility

Understanding Maize Seed Size

An overview and impact on maize seed sizing. Read more to understand more on kernel sizes.

Understanding Maize Seed Sizing

What is CRM?

CRM stands for Comparative Relative Maturity.  It is a number used by Pioneer to compare the maturity of one corn hybrid compared to another.  It is a ‘unit less’ number and should not be related directly to ‘days’.

For example, it is not a number that refers to the number of days from planting until physiological maturity, as this will vary greatly with planting time and seasonal conditions. Generally, a hybrid with a smaller CRM will flower, fill grain and be ready for harvest more quickly than a hybrid with a larger CRM.


Betta Strike Seed Protection

Helping protect yield and maximise return

Utilising Betta Strike® protects plant seedlings during their most vulnerable stages, during weather risks and protects your investment in quality seed and maximises harvest yield potential.  Maize and sorghum crops are most susceptible to serious damage from insects during establishment, so the premium fungicide plus insecticide Betta Strike® will protect your crop insects that can be so destructive that at times re-sowing can be necessary.

Feed Out Management

Getting the most out of your feed

Keep the face of the maize silage stack tight throughout the feed-out period, preventing air to penetrate into the stack.

Allowing (oxygen loving) bacteria access to break down the plant material will produce carbon dioxide, heat and water.

Careful use of the tractor bucket at feed-out time will minimise loosening of silage. Avoid digging into the stack as this loosens silage that will not be fed for several days.

Scoop out the lowest section of silage, then using the bucket blade, chip down the silage one section at a time from  bottom.

Introduce maize silage into the diet over a period of 5-10 days. Start by allocating each animal 1-2 kg dry matter and increase the amount that you feed each day


  • Keep face of maize silage stack tight
  • Never feed mouldy or rotten silage to your animals.
  • Careful use of the tractor bucket at feed-out time will minimise loosening of silage.
  • Chip down the silage one section at a time starting at the bottom.


Water Management

When is water needed?

Water need increases rapidly from about two weeks prior to tassel and ear appearance until about two weeks after full silk and then decreases rapidly.  Figure A only compares water need & dry weight accumulation on a days after emergence basis.

Research shows that the total amount of water used by high yielding crops is only slightly more than that used to produce low yields. Weed control, fertiliser, plant population & maize variety are crucial factors to minimising water usage.

Making the most of limited water

It is generally considered that yield is lost when corn is visibly wilted for four consecutive days. When corn plants become stressed, the lower parts of the plant wilt and suffer damage proportionately more than the upper parts.

Hybrid varieties play an important role in yielding well in spite of considerable moisture stress.


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