Optimum® AcreMax®
Insect Protection

91 Days


  • Flexible placement across soil types
  • Plant-first product that handles early, cooler soils
  • Reduce plant populations in stressful conditions


A dominant yield leader for its maturity, this product has fast emergence and tolerance to cold soils, making it a plant-first option. This hybrid will be a standout for late-season intactness.

Hybrid Positioning and Adaptability

Irrigated X
High X
Medium X
Low X
Poorly Drained X
Soil Productivity:
Not Rec.

General Characteristics

Exp # 1023
GDUs to Black Layer 2320
GDUs to Mid Silk/Silk RM 1160 / 90
Test Weight 8
No-Till Adapted 8
Emergence 9
Drought Tolerance 7

Plant Traits

Fungicide Response Medium
Nitrogen Response Medium
Plant Height Med. Tall
Leaf Color Med. Green
Stalk Strength 8
Root Strength 8
Corn after Corn 8
Gray Leaf Spot 7
Northern Corn Leaf Blight 8
Goss's Wilt 7
Stay Green 8

Ear Traits

Ear Type Med. Flex
Kernel Rows 14-18
Cob Color Red
Ear Height Medium
Kernel Depth Deep
Kernel Size Medium
Dry Down 8
Husk Cover Partial-Loose

Rating: 9 = Best

Optimum® and AcreMax® insect protection system available through the XL® brand. Optimum® and AcreMax® are trademarks of Pioneer Hi-Bred. *XL® is a registered trademark of Pioneer Hi-Bred. XL® brand seed is distributed by Beck's Superior Hybrids.