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  • By Lynda Kiernan-Stone, Global AgInvesting Media

DuPont Pioneer Advancing Next Generation of Corn Products

DuPont Pioneer announced that it is advancing its newest generation of corn products to stewarded on-farm trials next year under the new Pioneer® brand Qrome™.

The products, which were previously identified in the research and development pipeline as event DP 4114, will encompass proven insect protection and provide maximum yields through strong agronomics.

“The new line-up of Pioneer® brand Qrome™ corn products help deliver improved yields and the strength of pyramided insect protection to a wider array of hybrid platforms,” said Steve Reno, DuPont Pioneer vice president and regional business director for the United States and Canada.

Event DP 4114, the basis for the Qrome product line, is a transgenic event including a molecular stack of Bt proteins from Herculex 1 and Herculex RW traits, and is highly compatible with Pioneer brand corn germplasm across and extensive range of hybrid platforms.

In multi-year testing, hybrids containing Qrome product technology displayed insect protection equal to hybrids containing the original Herculex XTRA, but offered better yields due to the compatibility of the technology with the corn germplasm.

Qrome products have received approval for cultivation in the U.S. and Canada and import approval from multiple export markets.

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