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Optimum® AQUAmax® Products by DuPont Pioneer

Designed to make more out of every drop.

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Optimum® AQUAmax® products work, rain or shine.

 
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Tough from
tassel to root

Uses less water
per bushel

Better staygreen
lengthens window
of opportunity
for growth

Equipped with
strong agronomics
and the latest
technology
packages

Optimum® AQUAmax® Hybrids from DuPont Pioneer

Designed to make more out of every drop

TOUGH - from tassel to root
BETER STAYGREEN – lengthens window of opportunity for growth
Equipped with STRONG AGRONOMICS – and the latest technology package
Uses LESS WATER per bushel

OUT-YIELDS IN DROUGHT

67% Win Ratio in water-limited growing conditions
6.9 Bu/A yield advantage in water-limited conditions

HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL IN FAVORABLE CONDITIONS

57% Win Ratio in normal growing conditions
3.6 Bu/A yield advantage in normal growing conditions

Yield Performance

The drought yield leader. Proven in the field with nearly 92,000 on-farm competitive comparisons since 2011. Optimum® AQUAmax® products were planted on over 9.5 million acres in 2016. Learn more about a robust lineup of over 80 Optimum AQUAmax hybrids in 26 genetic platforms ranging from 89- to 114-day comparative relative maturity (CRM).

2011-2016 On-Farm Performance

2011-2016 On-Farm Performance

Between 2011 and 2016, Pioneer brand Optimum AQUAmax hybrids were grown in 91,703 on-farm comparisons across the United States against competitor-brand products (+/- 4 CRM). Water-limited yield data includes 6,483 competitive comparisons with a win ratio of 65 percent, and favorable environment includes 85,220 competitive comparisons with a win ratio of 55 percent. Water-limited environments are those in which the water supply/demand ratio during flowering or grain fill was less than 0.66 on a 0–1 scale (1=adequate moisture) using the Pioneer proprietary EnClass® system and in which the yield average of competitor-brand hybrids at the location was less than 150 bushels per acre. Favorable growing conditions are locations where yield levels were at or above 150 bushels per acre on average, regardless of water supply/demand ratio. Precipitation levels are interpolated values based on local weather stations. Product performance in water-limited environments is variable and depends on many factors, such as the severity and timing of moisture deficiency, heat stress, soil type, management practices and environmental stress, as well as disease and pest pressures. All hybrids may exhibit reduced yield under water and heat stress. Individual results may vary.

See the Difference

Prolific silking, minimized leaf rolling, deeper kernels, and an efficient root system characterize Optimum AQUAmax product performance to make more yield from every drop.

Competitive product bottom left. Pioneer® brand Optimum® AQUAmax® product P1498YHR(br) pictured top right. Location: Easton, Md. Photo taken week of July 29, 2012.

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Competitive product bottom left. Pioneer® brand Optimum® AQUAmax® product P1498YHR(br) pictured top right. Location: Easton, Md. Photo taken week of July 29, 2012.

Competitive hybrid on the left and Pioneer® brand Optimum® AQUAmax® product P1151AM on(br) the right. Location: Buchanan County, Iowa. Photo taken August 2012.

Competitive hybrid (left), Pioneer® brand Optimum® AQUAmax® product P1498 (right) in(br) Fulton, Ky. Plant population 25,000 plants per acre.

Competitive hybrid on top, Pioneer® brand Optimum® AQUAmax® product P1498AM-R on(br) bottom. DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Sciences side-by-side demonstration plots.(br) Location: Johnston, Iowa. Photo Taken: Sept. 10, 2012.

Pioneer® brand Optimum® AQUAmax® product P1498HR on the left and P1420HR hybrid on the(br) right from a DuPont Pioneer intensive corn management demonstration. Average yield advantage(br) for P1498HR was 27 bu/acre. Photo Taken: Aug. 13, 2012.

Husked back ears in the Pioneer® brand Optimum® AQUAmax® product P1498AM-R DuPont(br) Pioneer Agronomy Sciences side-by-side demonstration plots. Location: Johnston, Iowa.(br) Photo Taken: Sept. 19, 2012.

Hear What Other Growers are Saying about Optimum® AQUAmax® Products

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Glenn’s Optimum® AQUAmax® story.
Glenn Haag from Lewiston, Minn., talks about the advantages of planting Optimum AQUAmax hybrids from DuPont Pioneer. He doesn’t have to babysit this drought-tolerant hybrid.
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Glenn’s Optimum® AQUAmax® story.
Glenn Haag from Lewiston, Minn., talks about the advantages of planting Optimum AQUAmax hybrids from DuPont Pioneer. He doesn’t have to babysit this drought-tolerant hybrid.
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Cary’s Optimum® AQUAmax® story.
Cary Hajek from Tyndall, S.D., talks about the advantages of planting Optimum AQUAmax hybrids from DuPont Pioneer. After placing second last year, he’s hoping this drought-tolerant hybrid brings him first place.
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Kenton’s Optimum® AQUAmax® story.
Kenton Johnson from Granite Falls, Minn., talks about the advantages of planting Optimum AQUAmax hybrids from DuPont Pioneer. Now this drought-tolerant product is at the top of his hybrid totem pole.
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Matt’s Optimum® AQUAmax® story.
Matt Melburg from Hector, Minn., talks about the advantages of planting Optimum AQUAmax hybrids from DuPont Pioneer. This drought-tolerant hybrid handles stress so well he sleeps better at night.
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Mike’s Optimum® AQUAmax® story.
Mike Rowan from Huron, S.D., talks about the advantages of planting Optimum AQUAmax hybrids from DuPont Pioneer. This drought-tolerant hybrid doesn’t miss a lick.
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Chris’s Optimum® AQUAmax® story.
Chris Davis from Wisconsin Dells, Wis., talks about the advantages of planting Optimum AQUAmax hybrids from DuPont Pioneer. You have to come see this drought-tolerant hybrid.
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Make the Most of Every Drop
Growers from Minnesota discuss the way Optimum® AQUAmax® hybrids use water more efficiently to provide higher yield potential.
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Tougher from Root to Tassel
Growers and Pioneer sales professionals from Maryland talk about their experiences with Optimum® AQUAmax® hybrids in tough growing conditions.
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Lee Lubbers, Gregory, S.D. (01:38)
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  • For the first time in 30 years, an area in one field didn't "burn."

Mike Mauch, Fordyce, Neb. (02:25)
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  • Despite extreme heat at pollination, the plant health, ear retention and performance of the Optimum AQUAmax hybrid was astonishing.

John Schaeffer, Viborg, S.D. (01:20)
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  • The Optimum AQUAmax hybrid had great standability, good drydown, it stayed green despite heat stress and produced more bushels. It’s a total package.

Lance Kuenning (DuPont Pioneer), Hebron, Neb. (01:00)
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  • Compared to other hybrids, the Optimum AQUAmax products were able to survive longer under the drought conditions and were able to produce grain.

Grower Resources

PDF Pioneer® brand Optimum AQUAmax Product Offerings (PDF: 1.43 MB) (PDF 1 MB)
PDF Manage Corn Under Limited Irrigation (PDF: 628 KB) (PDF 628 KB)
PDFPlant Population Studies Show Yield Results (PDF: 487 KB) (PDF 487 KB)

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Yield Results: Optimum® AQUAmax® vs. Competitive Drought Hybrid
Across nearly 900 acres of competitive comparisons, Pioneer® brand Optimum® AQUAmax® (P1151HR) hybrid showed an 8.7 bu/A yield advantage over competitive drought hybrid. DuPont Pioneer Senior Marketing Manager Reed Mayberry shares yield results.
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Yield Results: Optimum® AQUAmax® vs. Competitive Drought Hybrid
Across nearly 900 acres of competitive comparisons, Pioneer® brand Optimum® AQUAmax® (P1151HR) hybrid showed an 8.7 bu/A yield advantage over competitive drought hybrid. DuPont Pioneer Senior Marketing Manager Reed Mayberry shares yield results.
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Watch a Pioneer® brand Optimum® AQUAmax® hybrid growing side-by-side the competition!
Equipped with strong agronomics and the latest technology packages, Pioneer® brand Optimum® AQUAmax® hybrids are designed to make more out of every drop. Watch this short video to see how The Drought Leader optimized water under dry conditions in the Western U.S. Corn Belt during summer 2013!
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Drought Stress Plot in LaSalle, Colo. 2012.
Pictured Right to Left: Full Irrigation (Full); water not limited. Vegetative Stress (Veg); stress from V6 to V12. Flower Stress (FS); water was held off about 1 week before until 1 week after flower then re-watered. Grain Fill Stress (GFS); irrigation was stopped after 175 GDUs post-flower. No additional water was added. Agronomics, plant density knowledge, and water management are cornerstones to product development and help provide the best management practices for growers.
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Designed to Deliver Rain or Shine
DuPont Pioneer researchers discuss how Optimum® AQUAmax® hybrids are designed to deliver rain or shine.
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When the Going Gets Tough, They Stand Tall
Growers and Pioneer sales professionals from Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri talk about the resilient traits built into Optimum® AQUAmax® hybrids.
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