DEKALB® and Asgrow® Brands Offer Robust New Product Lineup for 2023

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The DEKALB® and Asgrow® seed brands are offering farmers an expanded product portfolio for 2023 with exclusive genetics and strong agronomic traits to maximize yield potential and ROI.

The DEKALB brand is launching 29 new products spanning the 75 to 120 relative maturity geographies. “The 2023 launch class is really exciting,” said Jamie Horton, DEKALB brand manager. “It’s going to be one of the largest new product introductions we’ve had in recent years, and in a lot of our key corn-growing areas.”

She said next year’s lineup will offer expanded DEKALB® Disease Shield® products that provide broad protection against top corn diseases, including Goss’s wilt, northern corn leaf blight, anthracnose stalk rot, southern rust and gray leaf spot.

All DEKALB products for 2023 will also provide — at no additional cost to farmers — Acceleron® Seed Applied Solutions ELITE with Enhanced Disease Control, which is designed to help improve and extend early-to-midseason disease control by reducing infections from pathogens.

Horton said the brand’s 2023 product lineup will also offer expanded SmartStax® PRO Technology products following a limited introduction this year. This next-generation trait technology provides an additional, new RNAi-based mode of action — becoming the first product with three modes of action for corn rootworm control.

Horton said new DEKALB products performed well in test plots this season. “Based on breeder data we’ve seen, it looks like the 2023 class will be a game changer for yield potential.”

Thirty-one new Asgrow® XtendFlex® products will debut next season, raising the total number to 102 varieties across all maturity groups. XtendFlex is Bayer’s triple-stacked soybean trait containing tolerance to dicamba, glyphosate and glufosinate to provide more flexibility to help control tough weeds, including waterhemp, Palmer amaranth and marestail.

Clint Chaffer, Asgrow brand manager, said the brand’s 2023 class has demonstrated strong agronomic characteristics, including excellent emergence, pod development and plant health.

The product lineup also includes resistance to the top soybean diseases, including white mold, Phytophthora, brown stem rot and iron deficiency chlorosis.

“Our 2023 class features all of the key factors that farmers are looking for in the products they select,” Chaffer said. “We’ve seen some great performance results, including the proven high yield potential of Asgrow XtendFlex varieties compared to other competitive soybean trait platforms.”

For more information, farmers can contact their DEKALB Asgrow dealer or visit DEKALBAsgrow.com/SeedFinder.