Pioneer Hi-Bred's Optimum AcreMax 1 includes rootworm refuge in the bag

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Optimum AcreMax 1 is Pioneer's first-generation seed product with the corn rootworm refuge in the seed bag. The refuge for corn borer must still be planted separately.

Bill Belzer, Pioneer senior marketing manager, North America corn, says the company hopes to receive EPA approval for marketing the second generation of refuge products in 2012. The products include the single-bag refuge product Optimum AcreMax for aboveground pests and Optimum AcreMax Extra for both above- and belowground control.

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