Corn Rootworm Traits

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Monsanto, Dow Agrosciences cross-license next generation of weed, insect control technology in corn

  • Apr 25, 2011
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    Pioneer Hi-Bred's Optimum AcreMax 1 includes rootworm refuge in the bag 12

    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 11, 2011
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    Monsanto receives approval of refuge-in-a-bag product 25

    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
  • Mar 28, 2011
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    Asgrow, Genuity offer high-yield management practices for soybeans 8

    A Genuity/Roundup Ready 2 Yield platform from Monsanto with high-yield management practices offers growers substantial yield increases in soybeans. Jerry Devore, Asgrow marketing manager, and Lisa Flynn, Genuity traits marketing manager, explain the practices....More
  • Dec 23, 2010
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    Syngenta-Pioneer license, Novozymes purchase of EMD Crop BioScience 38

    Cooperation and acquisitions continue in the seed and crop protection business. Syngenta and DuPont just signed a corn rootworm trait licensing agreement. And Novozymes purchased the Crop BioScience business from Merck KGaA. These two events are part of a growing business model that involves competitors cooperating. Syngenta-Pioneer Syngenta has agreed to license its Agrisure corn rootworm trait to DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred. This deal could be worth over $400 million in cumulative payments, according to a news release from both companies....More
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