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Protect Corn Yield from Above-Ground Insects

July 15, 2016

As corn reaches maturity, so does the in-field damage caused by above-ground insect pests, paving the way for economic losses. Because of their diversity and abundant numbers, they can be difficult to control, and can take a bite out of overall yield and grain quality.

Controlling above-ground insects is a necessary step to help produce and harvest the “perfect ear” of corn. Part of the Agrisure® traits portfolio, the Agrisure Viptera® trait provides excellent, season-long control of key above-ground insects such as corn earworm, cutworm, armyworm and corn borer. By limiting the damage caused by insects, Agrisure Viptera helps protect your bottom line.

corn comparison

Hybrid without Agrisure Viptera (left) vs. Hybrid with Agrisure Viptera 3110 trait stack (right) WBCW feeding. Yuma, CO 2013.

Agrisure Viptera is the foundation of multiple trait stacks that control up to 16 above- and below-ground insect pests. It is conveniently available in E-Z Refuge® products and in water-optimizing Artesian™ hybrids from the Golden Harvest® and NK® brands. Growers should contact their local Golden Harvest or NK representative to learn more.

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