Combining the world’s first drought-tolerant biotech trait with drought-selected germplasm and the Channel Seedsman’s expert advice to help farmers manage risk caused by drought stress.

The Drought Trait

DroughtGard® Hybrids use HydroefficiencyTM that, when inserted into corn, can improve the plant’s ability to use water more efficiently. When drought stress occurs, this trait helps the corn plant adapt and use the water stored in the soil in a more efficient and effective way. This process can result in the potential production of more kernels per ear and potentially more viable ears per acre - even under drought stress.

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Dual Advancement Process

One key aspect of the Channel® DroughtGard® Hybrids program is the dual advancement process. Products must meet the selection criteria for both germplasm and trait expression. All products go through rigorous testing under both drought and non-drought conditions to help provide excellent performance during normal years and improved risk reduction during drought years.

Ground Breakers® Program

In more than 2,000 comparisons DroughtGard® Hybrids outperformed competitor products by more than 5 bu/ac, resulting in a financial return of $35/ac.

Channel® DroughtGard® Hybrids at a glance:

  • Part of a system combining agronomic recommendations, drought selected germplasm plus Monsanto’s drought trait 
  • Selected through a unique Dual Advancement Process 
  • The potential to maintain top-end yield in well-watered conditions 
  • Can use less water during severe drought stress and can have more kernels per ear 
  • Demonstrated performance advantage over competitor products in drought stress conditions Channel will offer eight DroughtGard® Hybrids products for 2013 planting.DroughtGardimage3.jpg

Stewardship Requirements

DroughtGard® Hybrids have received the necessary approvals in the United States, however, as of December 1, 2012,approvals have not been received in all major corn export markets. The DroughtGard® Hybrids Stewardship Agreement must be signed by the grower prior to shipment or delivery of seed to the seed dealer.

To find the Channel brand DroughtGard® Hybrids product that is right for you, contact your local Channel Seedsman or use our online seed finder.​​​​​​​

Watch the video to learn more about Genuity trait technology.

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