Drought stress is the primary challenge to high corn yields in North America and most other corn-producing regions of the world. Because drought tolerance in corn hybrids is a complex trait, a multidimensional research strategy is needed to ensure continual improvement.
To learn more about the latest progress in this realm of plant breeding, check out this edition of Crop Insights. It discusses Pioneer's drought tolerance program of traditional germplasm improvement, use of proprietary breeding tools for native genes and transgenic approaches.
Source: Pioneer Hi-Bred International