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Industry-Leading Water Technology Test

Artesian® technology maximizes yield when it rains and increases yield when it doesn’t. It’s your go-to for season-long performance.

  • Manage Gaps in Rainfall
    Multiple genes for season-long drought protection backed by top-end yield potential in productive conditions.
  • Enhance Yield Stability
    Outyields other hybrids by nearly 12% during severe and and extreme drought conditions.*
  • Improved Water Optimization
    Artesian hybrids are built with scientifically selected genes that enable the plant to convert water to grain more effectively than other hybrids.

Convert Water to Grain More Effectively

Use the slider to see how Artesian outperforms the competition.

Competitive hybrid (left) vs. Artesian hybrid (right) | Audrain County, Missouri 2012 Non-Artesian hybrid (left) vs. Artesian hybrid (right) | Woodland, California 2013 Non-Artesian hybrid (left) vs. Artesian hybrid (right) | New Paris, Ohio 2012 Competitive hybrid (left) vs. Artesian hybrid (right) | Magic Valley, Idaho 2013

Competitive hybrid (left) vs. Artesian® hybrid (right) | Audrain County, Missouri 2012

Artesian® contains multiple genes for season-long drought protection. Artesian® traits combine with elite genetics, allowing plants to manage gaps in rainfall through the season and yield exceptionally well in good conditions, delivering nearly 12% higher yields* compared to other hybrids in severe and extreme drought.

*Source info: Data is based on 7,613 Syngenta on-farm strip trials across the Corn Belt. 2010-2014 Syngenta defines a yield environment of 50-99 bu/A as severe and fewer than 50 bu/A as extreme.

The Science of Drought Tolerance

Artesian corn hybrids improve water optimization all season long, converting water to grain more effectively than other hybrids.

Artesian Information
How insufficient water affects the corn plant
How Artesian helps the corn plant manage water
Can delay silk emergence, resulting in unsuccessful fertilization

Better regulate synchronization of pollen shed and silking resulting in successful fertilization
May produce fewer carbohydrates, resulting in less harvestable grain to fill the ear

Better control of how resources are allocated within the plant, increasing the volume of harvestable grain per ear
May cause leaves to wilt and curl, disrupting photosynthesis and normal plant development

Maintain normal growth and development longer into a dry spell
May inhibit cell expansion and division within the plant, resulting in reduced plant height and ear size

Optimize growth and health of developing shoot and floral tissues
Can reduce plant’s uptake of water and soluble nutrients

Improve water and nutrient uptake through robust root system