DroughtGard Hybrids
​​Do More With Less Water​

DroughtGard® Hybrids​

The DroughtGard® Hybrids system ha​s been named a 2014 R&D 100 Award winner by R&D Magazine, which annually recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the previous year across a wide range of industries.

The world's first and only drought-tolerant biotechnology trait for corn, DroughtGard® Hybrids products are designed to help corn plants resist drought stress and minimize the risk associated with one key, unpredictable factor: The weather.

Features & Benefits

Maximize Yield Potential in Drought Conditions 

Maximize Yield Potential in Drought Conditions

The DroughtGard Hybrids trait is a part of a systems approach that combines best agronomic recommendations, germplasm selected for top-end yield potential and superior drought-tolerance characteristics. The DroughtGard Hybrids gene helps the plant create proteins that are essential for growth, helping to support yield opportunity when water is scarce.



When drought hits, Hydroefficiency allows the corn plant to conserve water and use water more efficiently, until the next rain. Formulated for maximum Hydroefficiency, DroughtGard Hybrids give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have the potential for greater yield in drought conditions.

DroughtGard Availability 

DroughtGard Hybrids Corn Availability

The drought-tolerant biotech trait is available with the following corn traits:


Competitive Comparison

We've got an ear full of reasons to plant DroughtGard® Hybrids next year. Proven to deliver 5 bushels more per acre than Pioneer® Optimum® AQUAmax® and Syngenta Agrisure Artesian™ products.

* 2013 Monsanto Trials across the Western Great Plains. Data as of November 6, 2013. All comparisons are head-to-head comparisons using +/- 2 RMs and calculated using 15% moisture. Data represents weighted average results of leading DroughtGard® Hybrids products vs. DuPont Pioneer® Optimum® AQUAmax® and Syngenta Agrisure Artesian™ products.

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Additional Resources


ARM Yourself

Learn how to ARM yourself against yield robbing pests in your corn fields this season.

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Corn Calculator

The Corn Calculator is designed to quantify and compare the net value of traits vs. a competitor of your choice based on your input.

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The Role Of Hydroefficiency

DroughtGard® Hybrids use water efficiently in drought conditions to help manage risk. See how it works.

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Stay Informed About the Latest Traits

Product research and development is ongoing. Stay informed with email updates on the latest trait innovations that help farmers do what they do best, even better.

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