Product Selection for Above Ground Insect Protection

  • To achieve high yields, corn product selection is critical.
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  • Genuity® VT Double PRO® technology provides dual modes of action from next generation traits to protect against a broad spectrum of above-ground insect pests.
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  • Without protection, corn earworm can destroy up to 1.5 to 16.7% of yield potential.
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Corn products are developed each year with the potential for improved agronomics and yield. Many include a proven pest management trait package. A primary goal should be to select products with a high yield potential along with traits that will control the specific pests in each field and protect yield potential.

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Figure 1 Corn Earworm

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Several options for advanced technology traits are available to help protect the corn crop from insect pests. Genuity® VT Double PRO® technology provides a unique combination of dual modes-of-action to protect against a broad spectrum of above-ground insect pests.

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What is Genuity VT Double PRO RIB Complete Corn Blend?

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Genuity VT Double PRO technology offers dual modes of action for above-ground insect protection, including protection for corn earworm (Figure 1), fall armyworm, southwestern corn borer, and European corn borer, as well as tolerance to Roundup® Brand agricultural herbicides.

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Evaluate Genuity VT Double PRO RIB Complete Corn Blend

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Things to consider when determining if Genuity VT Double PRO technology is a good fit for a particular operation include:

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  • Germplasm and Traits. Corn products should be selected for a particular field based on a combination of agronomic characteristics, yield potential, and the trait package that helps protect yield potential.
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  • Rotation and Geography. Because Genuity VT Double PRO technology does not include a root protection trait, it is best suited to rotated acres or geographies where corn rootworm (CRW) pressure is not present. For areas with CRW pressure or continuous corn acres, Genuity® SmartStax® technology is recommended. In the Corn-Growing area, Genuity VT Double Pro and Genuity SmartStax traits are also available in Genuity® RIB Complete® corn blend products. Please see your seed representative for a complete list of corn and corn blend products.
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Where CRW is not present, Genuity VT Double PRO technology can provide excellent protection against above-ground insects. Without protection from a product like Genuity VT Double PRO technology, corn earworm can reduce yield potential by 1.5 to 16.7%. 131105080230