Hybrid selection is crucial to establishing productive stands and achieving high yields. Hybrids have specific strengths that could make one a top-performing choice for a certain environment but a lower performer in a different environment. Selecting a diverse lineup of locally adapted hybrids that vary in maturity and agronomic strengths can help growers lower their risk of crop loss. Hybrids should be considered/selected for the following key traits: maturity, yield, drought tolerance, standability, pest resistance, drydown, grain quality and harvestability.
|AM - Optimum® AcreMax® Insect Protection system with YGCB, HX1, LL, RR2. Contains a single-bag integrated refuge solution for above-ground insects. In EPA-designated cotton growing counties, a 20% separate refuge must be planted with Optimum AcreMax products.|
|YGCB,HX1,LL,RR2 (Optimum® Intrasect®) - Contains the YieldGard® Corn Borer gene and Herculex® I gene for resistance to corn borer. Herculex® I Insect Protection technology by Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred. Herculex® and the HX logo are registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC. YieldGard®, the YieldGard Corn Borer Design and Roundup Ready® are registered trademarks used under license from Monsanto Company. Liberty®, LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design are trademarks of Bayer.|
|HX1 - Contains the Herculex® I Insect Protection gene which provides protection against European corn borer, southwestern corn borer, black cutworm, fall armyworm, western bean cutworm, lesser corn stalk borer, southern corn stalk borer, and sugarcane borer; and suppresses corn earworm. Herculex® I Insect Protection technology by Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred. Herculex® and the HX logo are registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC.|
|HXX – Herculex® XTRA contains both the Herculex I and Herculex RW genes. Herculex® XTRA Insect Protection technology by Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred. Herculex® and the HX logo are registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC.|
|LL - Contains the LibertyLink® gene for resistance to Liberty® herbicide. Liberty®, LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design are trademarks of Bayer.|
|RR2 – Contains the Roundup Ready® Corn 2 gene. Roundup Ready® is a registered trademark used under license from Monsanto Company.|
IMPORTANT: Trait rating scores provide key information useful in selection and management of Pioneer® brand products in your area. Information and ratings are based on comparisons with other Pioneer brand products, not competitive products. Information and scores are assigned by DuPont Pioneer Research Managers. Scores are based on period-of-years testing through 2012 harvest and were the latest available at time of printing. Some scores may change after 2013 harvest. Scores represent an average of performance data across areas of adaptation, multiple growing conditions, and a wide range of both climate and soil types, and may not predict future results. All products within a hybrid family receive the same score unless observations indicate a significant difference. Individual product responses are variable and subject to a variety of environmental, disease and pest pressures. Please use this information as only one component of your product positioning decision. Refer to www.pioneer.com/products or contact a Pioneer sales professional for the latest and most complete listing of traits and scores for each Pioneer brand product and for product placement and management suggestions specific to your operation and local conditions.
RATINGS: 9 = Outstanding; 1 = Poor.
Hybrid and variety responses are variable and subject to any number of environmental, disease and pest pressures. Individual results may vary.
The foregoing is provided for informational use only. Please contact your Pioneer sales professional for information and management suggestions specific to your operation.