ST. LOUIS (August 16, 2010) – Armed with exclusive
genetics and the industry’s latest technology to protect against
important above-ground insect pests, including corn earworm,
Southern farmers are reporting impressive yield results with their
DEKALB® Genuity® VT Triple PRO™ corn.
Based on early harvest results, DEKALB Genuity VT
Triple PRO corn is delivering an average yield advantage of 8
bushels per acre compared to corn hybrids without in-plant corn
earworm control. The results are based on a many trial locations
across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Arkansas.
DEKALB Genuity VT Triple PRO offers advanced insect
protection designed to protect corn and provide higher yield
opportunity. It provides dual modes of action to protect against
ear-feeding insects such as corn earworm, which is extremely
difficult for farmers to effectively control with insecticides. The technology also offers the first insect
refuge reduction in the Cotton Belt – from 50 percent to 20 percent – resulting in the opportunity for
higher whole-farm yield.
Losing just three kernels per ear to corn earworms can equal one bushel of yield loss per acre.
With heavy corn earworm pressure in parts of the South this season, many farmers are seeing very good
ear protection in their DEKALB Genuity VT Triple PRO corn.
“The combination of exclusive DEKALB genetics and advanced trait technology provides
farmers with a proven line of defense against corn earworm with a broad spectrum of above- and belowground
insect protection,” said Jason Hoag, DEKALB Marketing Manager. “The result is superior
protection, consistent performance and increased confidence.”
For more information on DEKALB Genuity VT Triple PRO, and to track the performance of this
technology this harvest season, visit www.dekalb.com .
RELEASE Immediately MONSANTO COMPANY
800 NORTH LINDBERGH BLVD
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 63167
CONTACT Mimi Ricketts, Monsanto Company (314-694-5703)
Randy Myers, Osborn & Barr (314-746-1929)
Many Southern farmers report very good ear
protection with their DEKALB Genuity® VT
Triple PRO corn, including Mark Kellermeier
(above), who farms just outside of San Angelo,
Texas. He compares a DEKALB Genuity VT
Triple PRO corn ear (right) to that of a hybrid
without in-plant corn earworm protection (left)
that shows significant kernel damage.
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