The acreage of grain maize in Belgium (including CCM and MKS) amounted to approximately 64,000 ha in 2022. The maize varieties are evolving rapidly. New varieties often combine a high grain yield with a low moisture content in the grains. This means that the current grain maize varieties ripen earlier, which saves costs (lower drying costs). In addition, the lodging resistance and stalk rot resistance have also significantly improved, which benefits harvest security.