Pioneer gets Canadian approval of single-bag refuge protection
Jul. 21, 2011
Pioneer Hi-Bred says it has received Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) approval of its Optimum AcreMax insect protection, which integrates insect control and refuge needs in a single bag.
Optimum AcreMax bags contain 95 per cent of a Pioneer hybrid with Herculex 1 insect protection plus YieldGard corn borer protection and five per cent of a similar non-Bt hybrid to serve as the integrated corn borer refuge. All seed is tolerant to glyphosate .
Pioneer says it has Optimum AcreMax in demonstration plots across Eastern Canada this year, and in 2012, is planning a wide-scale launch in maturities that will cover most of the corn-growing regions across Eastern Canada.
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