Mark & Tom McKinney - Tipton, Indiana

Photo: Mark McKinney Photo: Tom McKinney Mark & Tom McKinney

Mark McKinney and his son Tom farm near Tipton, Indiana. They've been planting Pioneer® brand seed for 50 years and usually face high rootworm pressure in their area. This year they planted Pioneer product 35F48AM1 brand on April 29, 2010 in their Optimum® AcreMax® plot.


AcreMax® 1     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.


Herculex® I     HX1 – Contains the Herculex® I Insect Protection gene which provides protection against European corn borer, southwestern corn borer, black cutworm, fall armyworm, lesser corn stalk borer, southern corn stalk borer, and sugarcane borer; and suppresses corn earworm. Herculex® I Insect Protection technology by Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred. Herculex® and the HX logo are registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC.