Drought Tolerant Maize

Optimum aquamax® makes the difference in a dry season

Optimum AQUAmax® hybrids are revolutionary products that offer growers additional choices to help minimise risk and maximise crop productivity under drought stress.

Developed and tested utilising Pioneer’s extensive drought technology research and proprietary Accelerated Yield Technology (AYT™) system, Optimum AQUAmax® maize hybrids help deliver a yield advantage in water-limited environments.

Pioneer Optimum Aquamax® drought-tolerant hybrid (left) grown side by side in a drought environment (above)

Optimum AQUAmax® hybrid benefits:

  • Maximise water access through an extended rooting system.
  • Help minimise the risk of decreased yields due to drought stress.
  • Deliver yield stability even in dry seasons.


Pioneer's Drought Tolerant MAIZE vARIETIES


Optimum AQUAmax® hybrid range for the 2021-2022 season