U.S. farmers in the Corn-Growing Area now have another single-bag option for managing above- and below-ground pests.
Genuity VT Triple PRO RIB Complete offers farmers dual modes-of-action for protection against above-ground insects, a single mode-of-action for corn rootworm protection and herbicide tolerance. The single-bag is a blend of 90% insect-protected and 10% refuge seed, contains herbicide tolerance, a single mode of action for corn rootworm control and dual modes of action for above-ground insect protection - including corn earworm, fall armyworm and European and Southwestern corn borer. It is a great fit in geographies experiencing low to moderate rootworm pressure.
The product helps farmers simplify the planting process while delivering peace of mind for refuge compliance. The convenience benefits of a refuge-in-a-bag system include:
- Simplification in crop planning, inventories and seed handling
- Built in compliance with refuge requirements
- Ultimately increased compliance with the refuge requirements.
Monsanto anticipates having the majority of its Genuity VT Triple PRO portfolio in the Corn-Growing Area available as a Genuity RIB Complete corn blend product for the 2013 growing season.
Monsanto’s Genuity VT Triple PRO RIB Complete has received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, completing federal regulatory authorization in the United States. Commercialization is pending individual state authorizations and notifications, as required.