Optimum® AcreMax®
Insect Protection


101 Days


  • Flexible placement and population across soil types
  • Handles drought and low-yield environments
  • Performs best on moderate to well-drained soils


This hybrid is a versatility leader from east to west with strong agronomics, including standability, low green snap risk, ear flex, and overall plant health. This product will excel even in the toughest of conditions.

Hybrid Positioning and Adaptability

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

General Characteristics

Exp # 1116
GDUs to Black Layer 2440
GDUs to Mid Silk/Silk RM 1280 / 102
Test Weight 7
No-Till Adapted 7
Emergence 7
Drought Tolerance 8

Plant Traits

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

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-Tight

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.