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Optimum® AcreMax® Family

Locally tested, high-yielding corn products in single-bag refuge solutions for the Corn Belt.

Your Insect-Protection Solution in a Single Bag

The Pioneer® brand Optimum® AcreMax® family of products delivers locally tested hybrids with high yield potential in single-bag refuge solutions. Use the multiple modes of action for enhanced defense against pests.

Optimum® AcreMax® Insect Protection

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Optimum® AcreMax® insect protection provides a single-bag, multiple modes of action solution for above-ground insect protection. It contains 95 percent of a Pioneer® brand hybrid with the Herculex® I insect protection and YieldGard® corn borer technologies, blended with 5 percent in-the-bag refuge of a similar non-Bt hybrid with herbicide tolerance (RR2 or RR2/LL) to meet corn borer refuge requirements.

Optimum® AcreMax® 1 Insect Protection

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Optimum® AcreMax® 1 insect protection was the industry’s first in-the-bag solution for corn rootworm refuge. This solution eliminates the challenges associated with planting an in-field or adjacent corn rootworm refuge. Each product contains 90 percent of a Pioneer® brand hybrid with Herculex® XTRA (CRW/CB/LL/RR2) insect protection blended with 10 percent of a similar Pioneer hybrid with the Herculex I insect protection trait (CB/LL/RR2), which serves as the corn rootworm refuge in the seed bag. The 20 percent structured corn borer refuge may be planted up to ½ mile away. This helps you maximize field-by-field productivity and increase yield potential in fields with corn rootworm pressure by placing in-plant protection where needed.

Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra Insect Protection

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Satisfy all your above- and below-ground refuge requirements with Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra insect protection. Each in-the-bag product contains a Pioneer® brand hybrid with a pyramid of three trusted and industry-leading traits: Herculex® XTRA (HXX) insect protection and YieldGard® corn borer (YGCB), and  blended with 5 percent in-the-bag refuge of a similar non-Bt hybrid with herbicide tolerance (RR2 or RR2/LL) which satisfies all corn borer and corn rootworm refuge requirements in the Corn Belt. This helps you maximize corn yield potential while preserving valuable in-plant insect protection for the future.

Optimum® AcreMax® XTreme Insect Protection

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With multiple modes of action, Optimum® AcreMax® XTreme insect protection delivers enhanced above- and below-ground insect control and simplified refuge management on your acres. Each product contains 95 percent of a Pioneer® brand hybrid containing Herculex® XTRA (HXX) insect protection pyramided with the YieldGard® corn borer (YGCB) trait and the Agrisure® RW trait, blended with 5 percent in-the-bag refuge of a similar non-Bt hybrid with herbicide tolerance (RR2 or RR2/LL). This solution provides simplicity and choice to maximize your yields.

Optimum® AcreMax® Leptra® products

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Optimum® AcreMax® Leptra® products provide strong above-ground insect control with a superior level of efficacy against ear-feeding pests for cleaner ears and improved grain quality. These products provide protection against a broad spectrum of pests, including corn earworm, European corn borer, southwestern corn borer, fall armyworm, black cutworm and western bean cutworm. Each product contains 95 percent of a Pioneer® brand hybrid with Herculex® I insect protection, YieldGard® corn borer and Agrisure Viptera® for a pyramid of above-ground protection, blended with 5 percent in-the-bag refuge of a similar non-Bt hybrid with herbicide tolerance (RR2 or RR2/LL). A 20 percent separate structured refuge is required in EPA-designated cotton counties.

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"Optimum AcreMax is simple, easy and fast. You just throw the seed in the planter and plant.”

Larry Hopp, Waupun, Wisconsin

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Customized to Perform on Your Farm

Pioneer is an industry leader in genetic and yield potential. The Optimum® AcreMax® family delivers locally proven, high-yielding corn products in single-bag refuge solutions for the Corn Belt. Find a solution to help control pests and maximize yield and profit potential on your farm.

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Find the Right Product for Every Acre

The best genetics, top trait packages and extensive local field knowledge combine to deliver new products with proven performance consistency across years and environments. Use Pioneer® brand corn products to maximize yield potential on every acre.

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To protect the usefulness and availability of these technologies for the future, growers must implement an Insect Resistance management (IRM) program as specificed in product use guides.

For detailed IRM requirements for product with in-plant insect resistance, refer to the appropriate product use guide, available from your Pioneer sales professional or on the web at www.pioneer.com/IRM.