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Preceon Smart Corn System

The Preceon™ Smart Corn System: The Next Evolution of Corn Production

It’s the dawn of a new era for growing corn, and the Preceon™ Smart Corn System, powered by short stature corn hybrids and FieldView™, is leading the way. Learn about the advantages of this innovative new approach to growing corn and see how it will be trialed and tested by an elite group of farmers and Bayer experts.

The Next Evolution Of Corn Production

The Preceon™ Smart Corn System from Bayer and the introduction of short stature corn hybrids (within the system) through ​breeding innovations will mark a transformation in how corn is produced. This innovation will be a game changer and will help farmers manage risks and unlock yield potential in the face of ever-shifting challenges.


Stronger Together

The Preceon™ Smart Corn System works by combining three innovative elements into one working system:

  • Short stature corn hybrids offer strong protection against the elements and greater application flexibility.
  • FieldView™ digital insights give data-driven recommendations to optimize performance in the field.
  • Tailored hands-on support from Bayer and participating Dealers and Seedsmen will bring farmers reliable support to help maximize the Preceon Smart Corn System.
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Standing Tall Against Challenges

Corn farmers face many hurdles, including pressure from weeds, insects, diseases, and unpredictable weather conditions that have increased in frequency and severity. How do you deal with these oversized challenges? With short stature corn features that add up to big benefits.

  • The target plant height of short stature corn hybrids will be ≤ 7 feet versus 9-12 feet for a traditional corn hybrid.
  • Shorter height allows for more flexible timing and the ability to use ground application of other crop inputs, like fungicides, insecticides and nitrogen.
  • Target ear height will be ≥ 2 feet to maintain compatibility with standard harvest equipment.
  • Ear size is similar to that of current corn hybrids.
  • Due to improved plant standability, they will allow farmers to explore higher planting densities, providing the potential to produce more on every acre.
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Hear the benefits of the Preceon™ Smart Corn System directly from the experts in this series of short videos.

Increased Protection

Short stature corn hybrids offer greater protection from wind by keeping sails lower and stalks stronger. Technical Agronomist Nicole Stecklein explains why.

Season-Long Access

Watch as Bayer Technology Development Representative Edwin Benkert III discusses why shorter is better when it comes to crop input applications.

Higher Yield Potential

At the Field of Dreams demonstration site, Nicole and Edwin discuss how farmers can increase their yield potential with short stature corn hybrids.

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Preceon™ Smart Corn System including short stature corn developed through traditional breeding is expected to be available, subject to final commercialization decisions, for planting in the 2024 growing season. Short stature corn developed through biotechnology is not currently available for commercial sale or commercial planting. Commercialization is dependent on multiple factors, including successful conclusion of the regulatory process. The information presented herein is provided for educational purposes only, and is not and shall not be construed as an offer to sell.