Fighting the drought with tolerant corn hybrids

RSS

Problems viewing videos?
Download latest Flash Player

By all accounts, the drought of 2011 is taking a heavy toll on corn yields across the U.S. The major seed companies have been working on drought-tolerant hybrids that can produce stable yields in low-moisture environments and under more normal growing conditions. Pioneer’s Monica Patterson discussed Pioneer’s new Optimum AquaMax hybrids at a media field day conducted by Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa.

Pioneer began its research, focusing on the western Corn Belt, according to Patterson. More recently, the company has begun marketing the Optimum AquaMax hybrids for dryland corn acres in the Mid-South and Southeast.
 

Please or Register to post comments.

You can still get free marketing insights!

Missed our USDA Report marketing seminar? View it on demand and benefit from the insights and analysis that will help your bottom line.

How USDA Report Will Impact Crop Prices
And Your Bottom Line

Check it out now

Connect With Us
Commodity Prices


Market Data provided by Barchart.com

Continuing Education
Potassium nitrate has a positive effect in controlling plant pests and diseases when applied...
This online CE course details sound mechanical irrigation design and management practices to...
Newsletter Signup