Seed Traits and Technologies

Optimum® AQUAmax® Hybrids

Harvest more bushels per drop under drought stress and get top-end yield potential in normal growing conditions with high-yielding hybrids.

Optimum® AcreMax® Family of Insect Protection Technologies

Integrated refuge solutions for proven and trusted insect control matched with high-yielding hybrid performance.

Optimum® Intrasect® Insect Protection

Structured refuge solutions for above-ground protection that deliver proven and trusted insect control matched with high-yielding hybrid performance.

Optimum® TRIsect® Insect Protection

Structured refuge solution offering a unique triple-stack of established above-and-below ground insect traits to help defend yield a deliver superior product performance.

Optimum® Leptra™^ Hybrids

Structured refuge solution with a powerful new pyramid of traits for superior control of above-ground pests.

Herculex® Insect Protection

Broad spectrum in-plant insect protection options.

Weed Control Options

Pioneer offers multiple in-plant herbicide resistance options.

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AcreMax® 1   AcreMax®   AcreMax® Xtra   AcreMax® RW 
AcreMax® Xtreme   Optimum® Intrasect®   Intrasect® Xtra   TRIsect®       

Optimum® Leptra™  Optimum® AQUAmax®   Herculex® I    Herculex® RW   Herculex® XTRA           

LibertyLink®   YieldGard® Corn Borer    Roundup Ready® Corn 2   Agrisure® RW Agrisure Viptera®
 Agrisure Viptera® 3110


AM1 - Optimum® AcreMax® 1 Insect Protection System with an integrated corn rootworm refuge solution includes HXX, LL, RR2. Optimum AcreMax 1 products contain the LibertyLink® gene and can be sprayed with Liberty® herbicide. The required corn borer refuge can be planted up to half a mile away.
AM-R - Optimum® AcreMax® Insect Protection system with YGCB, HX1, RR2. Contains a single-bag integrated refuge solution for above-ground insects. Do not spray with Liberty®. Not all seeds in the bag are tolerant to Liberty herbicide. In EPA-designated cotton growing counties, a 20% separate corn borer refuge must be planted with Optimum AcreMax products.
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 corn borer refuge must be planted with Optimum AcreMax products.
AMX-R - Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra Insect Protection system with YGCB, HXX, RR2. Contains a single-bag integrated refuge solution for above- and below-ground insects. Do not spray with Liberty®. Not all seeds in the bag are tolerant to Liberty herbicide. In EPA-designated cotton growing counties, a 20% separate corn borer refuge must be planted with Optimum AcreMax Xtra products.
AMX - Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra Insect Protection system with YGCB, HXX, LL, RR2. Contains a single-bag integrated refuge solution for above- and below-ground insects. In EPA-designated cotton growing counties, a 20% separate corn borer refuge must be planted with Optimum AcreMax Xtra products.
AMRW-R - Optimum® AcreMax® RW Rootworm Protection system with a single-bag integrated corn rootworm refuge solution includes HXRW, RR2. Do not spray with Liberty®. Not all seeds in the bag are tolerant to Liberty herbicide.
AMRW - Optimum® AcreMax® RW Rootworm Protection system with a single-bag integrated corn rootworm refuge solution includes  HXRW, LL, RR2.
AMXT (Optimum® AcreMax® XTreme) - Contains a single-bag integrated refuge solution for above- and below-ground insects. The major component contains the Agrisure® RW technology, the YieldGard® Corn Borer gene, and the Herculex® XTRA genes. In EPA-designated cotton growing counties, a 20% separate corn borer refuge must be planted with Optimum AcreMax Xtra products.
YGCB,HX1,LL,RR2 (Optimum® Intrasect®) - Contains the YieldGard® Corn Borer gene and Herculex® I gene for resistance to corn borer.
YGCB,HXX,LL,RR2 (Optimum® Intrasect® Xtra) - Contains the YieldGard® corn borer gene and the Herculex® XTRA genes for resistance to corn borer and corn rootworm. 
RW,HXI,LL,RR2 (Optimum® TRIsect®) - Contains the Herculex® I gene for above-ground pests and the Agrisure® RW trait for resistance to corn rootworm. 
AVBL,YGCB,HX1,LL,RR2 (Optimum® Leptra™^) - Contains the Agrisure Viptera® trait, the YieldGard Corn Borer gene, the Herculex® I gene, the LibertyLink® gene, and the Roundup Ready® Corn 2 trait.
AQ - Optimum® AQUAmax® product
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. 
HXRW - The Herculex® RW insect protection trait contains proteins that provide enhanced resistance against western corn rootworm, northern corn rootworm and Mexican corn rootworm.
HXX - Herculex® XTRA contains the Herculex I and Herculex RW genes.
LL - Contains the LibertyLink® gene for resistance to Liberty® herbicide.
YGCB - The YieldGard® Corn Borer gene offers a high level of resistance to European corn borer, southwestern corn borer and southern cornstalk borer; moderate resistance to corn earworm and common stalk borer; and above average resistance to fall armyworm. 
RR2 - Contains the Roundup Ready® Corn 2 gene.
AVBL,CB,LL,GT - Contains the Agrisure Viptera® 3110^ trait stack: Agrisure Viptera®, Agrisure® CB and Agrisure® GT traits.
  
Herculex® 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.
Agrisure® and Agrisure Viptera® are registered trademarks of, and used under license from, a Syngenta Group Company. Agrisure® technology incorporated into these seeds is commercialized under a license from Syngenta Crop Protection AG.
All products are trademarks of their manufacturer.

^ EXPORT APPROVAL NOTICE: This product is fully approved in the United States and Canada. Traits included in these products may or may not be approved in all global markets; therefore, the combination of these traits and the grain and certain by-products (including oil, dried distillers grain, cobs, and husks) from THESE PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE APPROVED for all markets. Growers that use Pioneer® brand seed with biotech traits are required and agree to adhere to the stewardship requirements as outlined in this product stewardship guide. For questions regarding product stewardship and biotech traits please contact your sales representative or refer to www.pioneer.com/stewardship. Growers are required to discuss trait acceptance and grain channeling policies with their local grain handler prior to delivering grain containing biotech traits.

 

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