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, western bean cutworm, 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.