In 2016 and 2017, DEKALB® Disease Shield™ products with both VT Double PRO® and SmartStax® Technology demonstrated very effective disease protection and achieved an average yield advantage of 9.2 bushel/acre in more than 12,000 trial plot comparisons with competitor corn products across the U.S.
Estimated macroeconomic impact and risk of yield loss from corn diseases: summarized across commercial products with a 6 rating (1 best-9 worst) in corn growing in regions of the U.S. known for presence of each disease. Impact in individual fields and on products with rating above or below 6 will vary. SOURCES:
- Does not account for yearly variation (e.g. FCR-2014, AER-2012, DER-2009)
- Does not account for potentially susceptible germplasm (e.g. Physoderma-Iowa)
- Does not consider lack of in-season control (e.g. CLN)
- Based on estimated impact on yield — does not account for other factors (lodging, etc.)