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New corn trait from Dow AgroSciences approved by EPA

Dow AgroSciences has announced that its new PowerCore corn trait technology, has just received registration from the EPA. This new trait technology will provide the latest above-ground insect protection in corn through three different modes of action. PowerCore Refuge Advanced will be launched for the 2015 growing season.

It will be offered as a refuge-in-the-bag product for refuge compliance, and will be stacked with herbicide-tolerant technology, pending regulatory approvals. Corn growers can expect to see PowerCore in future demonstration plots. PowerCore was launched in Brazil and Argentina in 2012, and the product is excelling in the marketplace as farmers look for sustainable solutions that help them maximize yield. 

Complementary to the company’s SmartStax technology, the company says PowerCore will offer the broadest above-ground spectrum of insect control available, multiple modes of action for improved efficacy, and be offered in the latest and most elite genetics. A 5 percent refuge in the Corn Belt and 20 percent in the Cotton Belt is another key attribute.

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