Corn Traits and Technologies

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Maximize Your Crop Potential with the Right Technology

Pioneer provides industry-leading trait options to keep your crop healthy and improve your profitability. From above- and below-ground insect protection to herbicide tolerance, our technology options help your crop achieve its full potential. 

Industry-Leading Trait Technology

Our technology options combined with elite Pioneer genetics are locally tested and proven to perform in a wide range of environments. Protect your crop against yield-robbing insects, unfavourable conditions or both.

Defend Against Yield-Robbing Insects

Above- and below-ground insects can reduce crop health and rob bushels from your bins. The right insect protection helps maximize your crop performance.

Optimum® Leptra® Hybrids

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Optimum® Leptra® hybrids have a powerful pyramid of traits with three modes of action to provide superior control of above-ground pests, including corn borer, corn earworm and fall armyworm on your acres. The pyramid of traits in Optimum Leptra includes Herculex® insect protection, Agrisure Viptera® and Bt trait to deliver cleaner ears with less kernel damage through reduced ear feeding by these harmful pests.

Flexibility to Guard Your Crop Against Weeds

Weeds compete with crops for essential sunlight, nutrients and water. Gain flexibility in controlling weeds by relying on the many Pioneer® brand corn hybrids with herbicide-tolerant traits to manage and protect your crop’s potential.

Glyphosate Tolerance

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Pioneer® brand corn hybrids with the Roundup Ready® Corn 2 gene provide resistance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® herbicide.

Glufosinate Tolerance

Glufosinate Tolerance

Pioneer® brand corn hybrids with the LibertyLink® gene provide in-plant resistance to Liberty®, a postemergence herbicide that offers relatively quick contact action on many tough grass and broadleaf weeds.

Maximize Performance

Stay on top of pests to optimize your crop’s potential. The right management program complements your trait package and protects your crop genetics.

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Find the Right Product for Every Acre

The best genetics, top trait packages and extensive local field knowledge combine to deliver new products with proven performance consistency across years and environments. Use Pioneer® brand corn products to maximize yield potential on every acre.

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My Local Pioneer Team

Our unmatched team of local professionals live and work in your community. They’re ready to help you select products with superior yield potential and provide year-round service and expertise. Have questions? Ask your local Pioneer sales representative today.

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To protect the usefulness and availability of these technologies for the future, growers must implement an Insect Resistance management (IRM) program as specificed in product use guides.

For detailed IRM requirements for product with in-plant insect resistance, refer to the appropriate product use guide, available from your Pioneer sales professional or on the web at