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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.
Figure 1 Corn Earworm
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.
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.
Things to consider when determining if Genuity VT Double PRO technology is a good fit for a particular operation include:
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
Source: 1 Cook, K.A. and Weinzierl, R. 2004. Corn earworm Heliothis zea. University of Illinois. http:/ipm.illinois.edu. Web source verified 10/13/15 131105080230