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.
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.
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.
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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.