DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 12, 2012 – U.S. and Canadian farmers can now plan for 2013 spring planting with Pioneer®brand corn products featuring Optimum®AcreMax®XTreme insect protection technology. DuPont Pioneer recently received all necessary regulatory approvals for import into major world markets of grain grown from Optimum AcreMax XTreme products. All necessary state approvals have also been received, allowing growers to plant products with this technology.
“This innovative product will further support the Pioneer goal of helping North American corn growers achieve ultimate simplicity while maximizing corn yields across their entire operation in 2013,” says Josh St. Peters, DuPont Pioneer corn marketing manager.
Optimum AcreMax XTreme products offer growers a single-bag refuge option in areas of the Corn Belt requiring protection from both above- and below-ground insects.
The latest offering in a robust lineup of insect protection solutions, Optimum AcreMax XTreme technology provides two unique modes of action for above-ground insect control, and two individual modes of action for below-ground insect control. Optimum AcreMax XTreme corn products integrate a high-yielding Pioneer hybrid with a similar non-Bt hybrid acting as the in-bag 5 percent refuge. The primary hybrid is a trusted, excellent performing Pioneer corn product containing Herculex®XTRA insect protection (combining the Herculex I and Herculex RW traits) in combination with YieldGard®Corn Borer insect protection and the Agrisure®RW trait.
Optimum AcreMax XTreme products also offer herbicide tolerant traits -- Roundup Ready®2 and LibertyLink®traits -- including those hybrids acting as the refuge plants.
“By blending the refuge in the bag, Optimum AcreMax XTreme products assure that refuge requirements are met, reducing the risk of insect resistance while working to extend the durability of in-plant protection technologies,” says St. Peters. “All of this contributes to maximum yields across growers’ entire operations and helps producers simplify planting.”
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Herculex®XTRA Insect protection technology by Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred. Herculex®and the HX logo are registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC.
YieldGard®, Roundup Ready®2 and the YieldGard®Corn Borer design are registered trademarks used under license from Monsanto Company.
LibertyLink® is registered trademarks of Bayer.
Agrisure®is a trademark of, and used under license from, a Syngenta Group Company. Agrisure®technology incorporated into these seeds is commercialized under a license from Syngenta Crop Protection AG.