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DuPont Pioneer adds new corn protection products

Oct. 3, 2013, Mississauga, Ont. – DuPont Pioneer has received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for Optimum AcreMax Xtra insect protection products in corn.

Optimum AcreMax Xtra products offer insect protection with integrated refuge to help maximize yields, simplify regulatory compliance for growers, and preserve in-plant insect protection technology, the company said in a press release. 

The company says the products provide below-ground insect protection from corn rootworm, as well as dual mode of action above-ground control for pests such as corn borer. "These products integrate 90 per cent of a hybrid containing Herculex XTRA insect protection combined with YieldGard Corn Borer insect protection, and 10 per cent of a similar non-Bt herbicide tolerant hybrid to serve as the integrated corn borer and corn rootworm refuge," the press release stated.

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