"Looking at the above-ground portion of a crop only really tells you half of the story." Sean Evans, Technology Development Manager, Monsanto.
It's another revealing look at the future of farming. Watch this video to learn how to conduct a proper root dig in your corn fields.
Our Roots Run Deep
The DEKALB brand product demonstrated a more robust root system that grew at least 70 inches deep, giving plants access to moisture from far below the surface. The volume and uniformity of the rootball allowed the plants to take in most of their water and nutrients within the top 36 inches allowing for higher yield potential.
In comparison, Pioneer® Optimum® AQUAmax® only grew to 58 inches while most of its water and nutrients were taken in within the top 24 inches.
Strong Roots Matter
The plant's extensive root system gave it greater access to the water and key nutrients that help it thrive and, ultimately, results in a higher yield potential. In fact, this study demonstrated a 10 bushel per acre advantage over Pioneer® Optimum® AcreMax® 1.
Learn more about the yield factors that affect corn yield potential.
The Total Package
DEKALB SmartStax RIB Complete corn blend has the broadest spectrum of above- and below-ground insect protection to outperform the competition.
DroughtGard Hybrids combine germplasm, trait packages and agronomic practices to provide a higher yield potential in drought conditions than its competitors.
Visit our seed finder and talk to your DEKALB® sales representative to find the right products for you.
*The data is from a single location study conducted in Luverne, MN, in 2013. Plot harvested 10/18/13.