Corn growers now have an online plantability tool offering tips on spring planting and ways to maximize productivity. The Pioneer Hi-Bred tool, at www.pioneer.com/plantability provides plantability information, planting guidelines and precise recommendations for individual seed batch numbers for a wide range of planters.
Customized settings help growers maximize productivity and improve planting accuracy. Growers can enter the bag tag’s batch identification number and select their planter from a variety of models to generate a grid with the suggested plate or disc size, pressure or vacuum speed, and the singular setting plus predicted seed drop for each batch of Pioneer brand hybrids they plant.
“Growers want uniformity in seed sizing and bag weights and consistent kernel size across hybrids, with excellent plantability,” says Bill Belzer, Pioneer senior marketing manager. “Pioneer leads the industry in planting efficiency and accuracy with its seed-sizing system — Pioneer Precision Design 2 — for all corn hybrids.”
The online tool is designed to help take the guesswork out of planter adjustments. “In addition to other Pioneer hybrid offerings, the tool now includes recommendations for Optimum AcreMax 1 insect protection — the seed industry’s first integrated refuge product that delivers corn rootworm refuge right in the bag,” Belzer says. “Multiple years of testing indicates AcreMax 1 products deliver plantability performance that is as consistent as non-integrated products, at both mid- and high-rate seed-treatment levels.”
To learn more about plantability guidelines or for questions regarding the online tool, visit pioneer.com.