Optimum® AcreMax®
Insect Protection

110 Days


  • Best positioned on medium to high productivity soils
  • Performs best in RM zone and north
  • Responds to an in-season nitrogen application


This yield-leading hybrid has shown dominant performance in medium and high productivity acres across the central and northern portions of our marketing area. It combines excellent ear flex, season-long standability, and high test weight grain.

Hybrid Positioning and Adaptability

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

General Characteristics

Exp # 1118
GDUs to Black Layer 2640
GDUs to Mid Silk/Silk RM 1340 / 108
Test Weight 8
No-Till Adapted 7
Emergence 7
Drought Tolerance 7

Plant Traits

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

Ear Traits

Ear Type Flex-Girth
Kernel Rows 14-18
Cob Color White
Ear Height Medium
Kernel Depth Deep
Kernel Size Medium
Dry Down 8
Husk Cover Complete-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.