Biotech Updates

Dow AgroSciences Launches New Corn Hybrid

May 25, 2012

President and CEO of Dow Agro Sciences Antonio Galindez announced on May 17 their new variety of corn, POWERCORE™. POWERCORE Corn is the first product with five genes stacked that has been approved in Brazil. It is made to control major corn pests in the country. This new variety will be available for sale in Fall of 2012 in Brazil and Argentina.

Galindez said that POWERCORE will be a "superior option to increase productivity and yield" in the Brazilian region. POWERCORE promises a 5-10 percent increase in corn yield. It provides control of pests such as fall amyworn, sugarcane borer, corn earworn, corn stalk borer, black cutworn, and tolerance in glyphosate and glufosinate herbicides.

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