Optimum® AcreMax®
Insect Protection

102 Days


  • Flexible placement and population across soil types
  • Good tolerance to Goss's Wilt
  • Responds to an in-season nitrogen application


This hybrid is tailored for every acre in Beck's central and west marketing area. It combines yield with stress tolerance, and its ear flex allows for excellent population flexibility.

Hybrid Positioning and Adaptability

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

General Characteristics

Exp # 2983
GDUs to Black Layer 2450
GDUs to Mid Silk/Silk RM 1280 / 102
Test Weight 7
No-Till Adapted 8
Emergence 8
Drought Tolerance 8

Plant Traits

Fungicide Response High
Nitrogen Response High
Plant Height Medium
Leaf Color Med. Green
Stalk Strength 9
Root Strength 7
Corn after Corn 7
Gray Leaf Spot 8
Northern Corn Leaf Blight 6
Goss's Wilt 7
Stay Green 7

Ear Traits

Ear Type Flex-Length
Kernel Rows 16-20
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.