New DuPont Innovation to Deliver Corn Yield
|Commercially available hybrid (left) and Optimum® AQUAmax™ hybrid (right) in 2010 Kansas on-farm, water-limited trial.|
These hybrids, introduced for planting in 2011, contain a collection of native corn traits that improve water access and utilization and deliver greater yields in water-limited conditions. The initial class of Optimum® AQUAmax™ innovations will include five hybrid platforms across a range of maturities and technology packages. While the 2011 launch size is limited and primarily targeted in the western Corn Belt (U.S.), the technology advancement is an important milestone toward the longer-term objective of bringing breeding and biotechnology solutions to drought-prone environments.
“The Optimum® AQUAmax™ products are another example of Pioneer’s right product, right acre strategy, which focuses on optimizing productivity and profitability to our growers,” said Paul Schickler, president – Pioneer Hi-Bred. “This further demonstrates the research that Pioneer has dedicated to drought tolerance for more than 50 years.”
Optimum® AQUAmax™ hybrids are being marketed under the Optimum® brand name of the Pioneer family of traits, products and accompanying programs that enable growers to be more productive with choices to meet their individual needs.
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