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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.
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.
Along with strong disease tolerance corn products with DEKALB Disease Shield have also shown strong performance in trials over competitive products.
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:
Consider discussing with your seed representative how DEKALB Disease Shield seed products can reduce corn disease risk in your operation.
Six new DEKALB Disease Shield corn products to be launched for 2017 growing season. 10 August 2016. http://news.monsanto.com/ 161001202616 10012016CRB.