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
Albert Lea, MN
"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."
"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."
"Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra makes planting simple. Yield and simplicity, there is nothing you can do better."
"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."
"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."
"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."
- 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.
- A new option to reduce the risk of insect resistance and extend the viability of in-plant protection in the future.
- Pioneer offers choice in single-bag refuge, allowing you to get the right product on the right acre.