One of our newer trait platforms, Stine Agrisure® Duracade® brand corn boasts powerful insect control and should be top of mind for growers who experienced corn rootworm pressure in 2017. In addition to above-ground insect protection of more than 16 yield-robbing pests, Stine Agrisure Duracade brand corn features the high-yielding genetics growers are accustomed to with Stine coupled with five percent integrated refuge in bag.
What makes Stine Agrisure Duracade stand out from other insect control trait packages? The Agrisure Duracade trait stack delivers a unique protein that binds to the gut of corn rootworms unlike any other option on the market. As a result, corn rootworms are effectively controlled as soon as the larvae hatch and before they begin feeding on corn roots, which can result in weak, underdeveloped roots, decreased nutrient uptake, standability issues, reduced grain fill and poor overall plant health.
Growers are sure to increase their bottom line with Stine’s lineup of Agrisure Duracade hybrids. Agrisure Duracade 5222 E-Z Refuge® features the Agrisure RW trait in addition to Duracade, specifically designed to tackle corn rootworm, as well as Agrisure Viptera® for above-ground insect control. Agrisure 5122 E-Z Refuge is an option for both above- and below-ground insects, protecting growers’ acres against the corn borer in addition to corn rootworm.
While Agrisure Duracade is approved for sale in the United States and Canada and for export to several international markets, it still lacks a few key approvals overseas. However, growers can work with Gavilon Grain, LLC, to find a local grain elevator or other approved location that accepts Duracade traited corn by calling Gavilon at (844) 559-1500. Growers also have the option to use the hybrids for silage.
To learn more about Stine Agrisure Duracade brand corn, contact your local Stine sales representative.