DEKALB® Disease Shield™ Corn Products

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Figures 1 and 2. DEKALB® Disease Shield™ products provide above average to excellent tolerance to northern leaf blight, southern corn rust, anthracnose stalk rot, and Goss’s wilt.

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Diseases in corn reduce yield potential and profitability throughout the United States. For the 2017 growing season, DEKALB® brand is introducing a new corn product line up using predictive analytics and state of the art technology like genome wide selection called DEKALB® Disease Shield™. These products provide genetics with strong disease tolerance to five of the most common corn diseases: anthracnose stalk rot, Goss’s wilt, gray leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight, and in limited geographies southern rust.

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Along with strong disease tolerance corn products with DEKALB Disease Shield have also shown strong performance in trials over competitive products.

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DEKALB Disease Shield products span the 109 to 120 relative maturities and will expand in the coming years. The 2017 DEKALB Disease Shield products available in the Corn-Growing Area include:

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  • DKC64-34RIB brand blend – a 114 RM product with SmartStax® RIB Complete® Corn Blend
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  • DKC64-35RIB brand blend – a 114 RM product with VT Double PRO® RIB Complete® Corn Blend
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  • DKC66-74RIB brand blend – a 116 RM product with SmartStax® RIB Complete® Corn Blend
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  • DKC66-75RIB brand blend – a 116 RM product with VT Double PRO® RIB Complete® Corn Blend
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Consider discussing with your seed representative how DEKALB Disease Shield seed products can reduce corn disease risk in your operation.