ST. LOUIS, Mo. (August 14, 2008) – DEKALB® has introduced its 2009 class of 30 new brands to expand its portfolio of top-performing corn seed products. These brands have been developed from a broad, industry-leading germplasm pool and tested under local growing conditions to provide farmers with superior performance and a proven yield advantage.

“Our 2009 lineup is the result of advanced breeding technology and elite genetics,” says Bob Starke, Ph.D., U.S. DEKALB Corn Product Manager for Monsanto.

“Our new corn products contain exclusive genetics and a wide range of traits. They have strong roots and stalks for standability and harvestability to provide proven results and top yield potential.”

Along with diverse genetics and deep germplasm resources, the latest lineup of DEKALB corn products offer farmers a wide selection of built-in traits, including YieldGard VT Triple®.

Five of the new 2009 products include DKC48-37, DKC57-66, DKC59-64, DKC60-51 and DKC63-14. Here is a brief description of these products:

  • DKC48-37: 98 RM

YieldGard VT Triple with Roundup Ready® 2 Technology
Farmers can be confident that this brand can provide them with great yield potential in highly productive soils, and has excellent standability due to stellar roots. It has top-notch weight and grain quality and very good staygreen and harvest appearance.

  • DKC57-66: 107 RM

YieldGard VT Triple with Roundup Ready 2 Technology
This brand offers very good drought tolerance and great standability due to its strong roots and stalks. It has excellent late-season intactness and harvest appearance.

  • DKC59-64: 109 RM

YieldGard VT Triple with Roundup Ready 2 Technology
DKC59-64 brand features remarkable yield potential, a good overall disease package and exceptional diplodia ear rot tolerance. It also has a healthy harvest appearance due to good staygreen and intactness.

  • DKC60-51: 110 RM

YieldGard VT Triple with Roundup Ready 2 Technology
Superb agronomics and defensive characteristics are trademarks of this brand, which offers reliable performance in all yield environments. It has very good ear rot tolerance overall, and an attractive harvest appearance due to good staygreen and intactness.

  • DKC63-14: 113 RM

YieldGard VT Triple with Roundup Ready 2 Technology; Processor Preferred
Farmers can count on this brand for tremendous, top-end yield potential and exceptional roots and stalks. It also provides very good overall ear rot tolerance.

Always follow grain marketing and insect resistance management requirements, and always read and follow pesticide label directions. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup agricultural herbicides. Roundup agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not glyphosate tolerant. YieldGard products are not yet registered in all states. Check with your Monsanto representative for the registration status in your state. DEKALB® is a registered trademark of DeKalb Genetics Corporation. YieldGard® Roundup® and Roundup Ready® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. ©2008 Monsanto Company.