Root Dig

​SmartStax® Root Dig

DEKALB® SmartStax® RIB Complete® corn blend products offer a robust root structure that allows for significant moisture uptake in drought-stress conditions. To demonstrate this, researchers in Luverne, MN conducted a root comparison to examine the performance of DEKALB® versus Pioneer® Optimum® AcreMax® 1 corn.

With two modes of action to fight root-damaging pests, DEKALB SmartStax RIB Complete corn blend developed a more efficient root system with a higher potential to capture water and nutrients from the soil.

It's another revealing look at the future of farming. Witness the results.

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Our Roots Run Deep

DEKALB SmartStax RIB Complete products protect against below-ground pests, allowing it to develop more extensive roots and a larger, more proficient rootball.

The study showed the DEKALB brand product had grown to at least 60 inches deep, 15 inches deeper than the Pioneer® Optimum® AcreMax® 1 corn, and had a root volume up to 62 percent larger than the competitor.

DEKALB brand product had grown to at least 60 inches deep, 15 inches deeper than the Pioneer® Optimum® AQUAmax® corn, 

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.

Deeper Roots | More Root Volume | Bigger Yield 

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.

Learn more about DEKALB SmartStax RIB Complete by visiting 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.​​