Bayer is committed to the continuous development of integrated solutions to ensure that your farming practice function optimally. An important aspect thereof, is providing effective insect control. With our YieldGard Maize 2 cultivars, we offer you excellent control against Busseola fusca (African maize stalk borer) and Chilo partellus (the sorghum stalk borer), as well as the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). Our DEKALB® seed also offers the added benefits of Acceleron® for protection against nematodes, insects and seed- and soil-borne diseases to ensure that you get the most out of every bag.
Let’s take a look at three of our most trusted yellow and white YieldGard Maize 2 cultivars and the benefits it offers to your farm.
YELLOW MAIZE CULTIVARS
This yellow maize cultivar is suited for both western and eastern production areas. With excellent yield stability and very good standability, DKC71-44B is a top performer. Furthermore, this cultivar has good grain quality, very good tip covering of the ear and is suited for medium to high plant populations. DKC71-44B shows a very good tolerance to a variety of diseases including Fusarium stalk rot, maize streak virus, ear rot, gibberella ear rot and Northern leaf blight and offers exceptional protection against brown rust. This yellow cultivar reaches an average plant height of between 210 – 240 cm and takes between 120 – 135 days to reach relative maturity.
DKC72-72B is a yellow maize cultivar with excellent yield stability, good emergence and very good standability. With very good tip covering of the ear, this cultivar offers good grain quality. This cultivar offers excellent protection against both brown rust and foliar disease and has a very good tolerance against Fusarium stalk rot, gibberella ear rot and Northern leaf blight. DKC72-72B takes about 120 – 135 days to reach relative maturity and produces an average of 1.7 ears per plant in the western production areas and 1.2 ears per plant in the eastern production areas.
This yellow YieldGard Maize 2 cultivar is only suited for eastern production areas and medium to high plant populations. It provides excellent protection against a variety of diseases including brown rust, Northern leaf blight and foliar disease. Furthermore, this cultivar takes about 122 – 138 days to reach relative maturity and reaches a plant height of between 190 – 220 cm. With excellent yield stability, emergence and stability, this cultivar is a must-have in your cultivar package.
WHITE MAIZE CULTIVARS
DKC76-75B is a new white maize cultivar suited for western and eastern production areas. This cultivar shows excellent yield stability, emergence and grain quality and provides good overall protection against diseases, specifically brown rust, Northern leaf blight and foliar disease. This cultivar also shows a very good tolerance to ear rot and gibberella ear rot. DKC76-75B reaches a plant height of 210 – 280 cm and relative maturity within 117 – 145 days.
DKC77-85B GEN is a white maize cultivar that has proven itself time and time again. With excellent yield stability and emergence, you can be assured of its exceptional performance in the field. Overall, this cultivar has a very high disease tolerance, providing excellent protection specifically against brown rust, Northern leaf blight and foliar disease. DKC77-85B GEN is suited for medium plant populations and reaches a plant height of about 200 – 230 cm.
This white maize cultivar is suited for both eastern and western production areas and medium plant populations and shows excellent yield stability and emergence. This cultivar reaches a plant height of between 205 – 230 cm and takes between 125 – 135 days to reach relative maturity. DKC78-87B provides excellent protection against diseases such as brown rust, Northern leaf blight and foliar disease.
For more information on our extensive cultivar range, take a look at the DEKALB Product Guide or contact your nearest DEKALB representative and reap the benefits of YieldGard Maize 2 technology.