Optimum® AQUAmax™ Product 2012 Yield Data

 

2012 Performance

2012 Yield Data*
CategoryPioneer % Yield
Advantage
Pioneer bu/ac Yield
Advantage
% Wins# of Comps
Water-limited 8.9% 8.5 69% 3,606
Favorable 1.9% 4.2 59% 7,663


* In 2012, Optimum® AQUAmax™ products were grown in on-farm comparisons against competitive hybrids (+/- 4 CRM) in 3,606 water-limited environments with a win ratio of 69 percent; and 7,663 comparisons under favorable growing conditions with a win ratio of 59 percent in the United States. Cumulative claim includes all 2011 and 2012 comparisons across the United States. 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 as determined by Pioneer) using the Pioneer proprietary EnClass® system and in which the average yield of the commercially available hybrids was less than 150 bu/acre. Moisture levels were measured at the nearest weather station. Favorable growing conditions are locations where yield levels were at or above 180 bu/acre on average, regardless of moisture levels. 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.

On 11,269 side-by-side comparisons with competitive products, 2012 yield data from DuPont Pioneer shows an advantage of 8.9 percent with Optimum® AQUAmax™ products in water-limited environments; and 1.9 percent yield advantage in favorable growing environments at locations harvested.

See the Difference

Prolific silking and minimized leaf rolling characterize Pioneer® brand Optimum® AQUAmax™ hybrid performance in tough and dry conditions.

New Side-by-Side Yield Comparisons from 2012 Growing Season

Find the latest yield results for Optimum AQUAmax products.

Lee Lubbers
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For the first time in 30 years, an area in one field didn't "burn."
  
Mike Mauch
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Despite extreme heat at pollination, the plant health, ear retention and performance of the Optimum AQUAmax hybrid was astonishing.
Jon Schaeffer
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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)
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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 File Pioneer® brand Optimum AQUAmax Product Offerings (PDF: 1.64 MB) (PDF 2 MB)
PDF File Manage Corn Under Limited Irrigation (PDF: 628 KB) (PDF 628 KB)
PDF File Plant Population Studies Show Yield Results (PDF: 487 KB) (PDF 487 KB)
 
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Optimum® AQUAmax®   Acremax®   Optimum® Intrasect®   Herculex® 1   Herculex® XTRA
LibertyLink®   Roundup Ready®   YieldGard®
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 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 refuge must be planted with Optimum AcreMax products.
YGCB,HX1,LL,RR2 (Optimum® Intrasect®) - Contains the YieldGard® Corn Borer gene and Herculex® 1 gene for resistance to corn borer.
Herculex® 1 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.
HX1 - Contains the Herculex® 1 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.
Herculex® 1 Insect Protection technology by Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred. Herculex® and the HX logo are registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC.
HXX – Herculex® XTRA contains both the Herculex 1 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.
LL - Contains the LibertyLink® gene for resistance to Liberty® herbicide.
Liberty®, LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design are trademarks of Bayer.
RR2 –  Contains the Roundup Ready® Corn 2 gene.
Roundup Ready® is a registered trademark used under license from Monsanto Company.
 

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