Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra Insect Protection

 

What Is It?

  • Offers growers an option for single-bag refuge in areas needing both above- and  below-ground insect protection.
  • Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra products contain the following in a single bag:
    –  Pioneer® brand hybrid with a pyramid of three trusted and industry-leading traits - Herculex® XTRA (HXX) Insect Protection and YieldGard® Corn Borer (YGCB) for above-ground protection.
    –  In-the-bag refuge of a similar Pioneer hybrid with only herbicide tolerance (RR2), which satisfies all corn borer and corn rootworm refuge requirements in the Corn Belt.
 

Get the Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra Insect Protection Story

Watch videos and read what other growers across the U.S. are saying about Optimum AcreMax Xtra.

Growers Talk Corn Performance

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Brad Sauder
Tremont, IL
It's nice to know you're in compliance.
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Brad Sauder | Tremont, IL
It's nice to know you're in compliance.
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Kyle Chesnut | Boone, IA
Integrated refuge provides simplicity, convenience and compliance.
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Andy Bakken | Albert Lea, MN
Saves time, fuel, money, everything.
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Patrick Peyton | Dumont, MN
Pick your hybrid, put it in your field, and go.
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Matt Lantz | Lake Crystal, MN
We have more opportunity to increase yields.
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Nels Goblirsch | Wabasso, MN
It's easy to use. Planting windows are small in the spring.
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Marty Amundson | Zumbrota, MN
Don't have to fill the planter with anything else.
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Ben Schleusner | Watertown, SD
When it's crunch time, just throw it in and go.
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Ken Luety | Clinton, WI
Just like pushing the simple button.
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Scott Carlson | New Richmond, WI
Saved me two days of planting time.
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Photo: Gary Flanders "Before Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra (products), planting was time-consuming and inconvenient. Now, we save time and don't have to clean out the planter boxes."
Gary Flanders - Rockford, IL

 

 

Photo: Nickolas Lilleberg "Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra really helps when things do not go as planned. I like the simplicity and convenience of the product and it's good to know that we are being good stewards of the land for future generations."
Nickolas Lilleberg - Atwater, MN

 

 

Photo: Jason Enter "Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra makes planting simple. Yield and simplicity, there is nothing you can do better."
Jason Enter - New Ulm, MN

 

 

Photo: Kevin Holler "There is a lot of running around with trying to be compliant with refuge. It is nice to eliminate the hassle of planting a separate refuge."
Kevin Holler - Pierpont, SD

 

 

Photo: Dennis Schopf "With Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra you don't have to worry about being in compliance, you just plant and go. We used to dedicate entire fields in refuge, but now we don't have to. Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra is simple. It's the way to go, no question."
Dennis Schopf - Sturgeon Bay, WI

 

 

Photo: Larry Hopp "Optimum® AcreMax® is simple, easy, and fast. You just throw the seed in the planter and plant. My Pioneer Sales Rep knows my land and suggested Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra because it is easy to be compliant with a spread-out operation."
Larry Hopp - Waupun, WI

 

Benefits

Ultimate Simplicty

  • Satisfy all your above- and below-ground refuge requirements with a single product in the Corn Belt.

Maximized Farm Yields

  • Protect former refuge acres with broad-spectrum insect protection.
  • Pioneer on-farm trials show Optimum AcreMax Xtra products yield equivalent to pure stands of products with Herculex® XTRA insect protection, allowing growers opportunities to maximize their overall farm yields.

Technology Preservation

  • A new option to reduce the risk of insect resistance and extend the viability of in-plant protection in the future.

Choice

  • Pioneer offers choice in single-bag refuge, allowing you to get the right product on the right acre.

 

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AcreMax® Xtra    

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.

Herculex® RW    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.
LibertyLink®   

LL - Contains the LibertyLink® gene for resistance to Liberty® herbicide.
Liberty®, LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design are trademarks of Bayer.

Yieldgard® Corn Borer    YGCB – Contains the YieldGard® Corn Borer insect protection trait.
® YieldGard and the YieldGard Corn Borer design are registered trademarks used under license from Monsanto Company.
Roundup Ready® Corn 2 RR2 – Contains the Roundup Ready® Corn 2 gene.
Roundup Ready® is a registered trademark used under license from Monsanto Company. 
 

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