Optimum® AcreMax®
Insect Protection

114 Days


  • Best positioned on medium to high productivity soils
  • Performs best at moderate to low plant populations
  • Responds to an in-season nitrogen application


This yield leader has a wide area adaptation from east to west and is designed for the highest productivity areas of your farm. It has good roots, high test weight grain, and ear flex for a wide population range.

Hybrid Positioning and Adaptability

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

General Characteristics

Exp # 1038
GDUs to Black Layer 2820
GDUs to Mid Silk/Silk RM 1380 / 112
Test Weight 7
No-Till Adapted 8
Emergence 7
Drought Tolerance 6

Plant Traits

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

Ear Traits

Ear Type Flex-Length
Kernel Rows 14-18
Cob Color Pink
Ear Height Medium
Kernel Depth Deep
Kernel Size Small
Dry Down 7
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.