By choosing SmartStax® technology, you are protecting your corn from rootworm from the second it goes into the ground until harvest.
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Learn how to spot and manage insects The scouting process is essential to understanding your crop’s needs and managing it accordingly to protect your maximum harvest potential. Beginning shortly after planting, you should look for signs of insects that can damage your seeds and seedlings. Damage may be evident above- or below-ground. […]
SmartStax® technology can help save you time, money and effort. On the surface, corn products without built-in insect protection may appear to be a more economical choice, at least upfront. However, when farmers consider the additional costs that may be required to maintain the same level of protection that is built into Bt-traited seed, […]
SmartStax® technology offers peace of mind. Unforeseen circumstances can make planting late unavoidable. Late-planted corn is often more vulnerable to insect pressure as it may be more appealing to insects than corn planted earlier in the season. Also, insect pressure can sometimes build during the season, leading later-planted corn to have more insect destruction […]
Does it make sense to switch to a non-traited seed after a successful year using SmartStax® technology?
Farmer’s can’t afford for their traits to fail. That is why farmers in corn rootworm zones choose SmartStax technology to protect corn.
There are corn hybrids that are bred for drought resistance. DroughtGard Hybrids go a step further and contain a trait that makes corn more hydroefficent.
Across the country, research teams are testing our trait technology against competitive products. We are constantly working to make sure we are on the forefront of crop technology creating products that work.
In addition to peace of mind, trait technology like SmartStax® prevents farmers from having to unexpectedly spend extra money throughout the season to protect corn from insect threats.
Farmers and agronomists are using information gathered in the field from scouting to make educated decisions about what traits will work best in that particular field.
Farmers choose traits like VT Double® PRO because they are seeing a return on investment, especially when there are insects like corn borer that are threatening yield.
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