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  • Mar 8, 2012
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    New corn rootworm trait from Syngenta to hit markets in 2014 pending approval 13

    Chuck Leonard, key account agronomist for Syngenta, says that Agrisure Duracade is a "game-changing" technology. The new corn rootworm trait is in testing now and on schedule to be released commercially in 2014. Leonard explains the benefits and ways farmers can manage resistance....More
  • Apr 25, 2011
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    Pioneer Hi-Bred's Optimum AcreMax 1 includes rootworm refuge in the bag 14

    Pioneer Hi-Bred's first refuge-in-a-bag product, Optimum AcreMax 1, has seen strong sales for 2011, according to Bill Belzer, senior marketing manager, North America corn. The next generation of refuge products should be approved for use in 2012....More
  • Apr 22, 2011
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    Refuge-in-a-bag product planted in Kansas 5

     With planting now well under way in some areas of the country, Dow AgroSciences says its first bag of Refuge Advanced – the company’s refuge-in-a-bag product – has been planted in a field near Silver Lake, Kan. Refuge Advanced powered by SmartStax contains a blend of 95 percent SmartStax seeds and 5 percent non-insect-traited refuge seeds. The company received EPA registration on April 8....More
  • Apr 11, 2011
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    Monsanto receives approval of refuge-in-a-bag product 26

    Monsanto just received full regulatory approval for a single-bag refuge product for corn. The product is called Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete and can be planted across a corn grower’s entire field. It is a blend of 95% Genuity SmartStax corn seed and 5% refuge (non-Bt) seed. No separate, structured refuge is needed for either above- or below-ground pests in the Corn Belt. Monsanto does caution that growers planting Genuity SmartStax without the RIB Complete will still need a refuge....More

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