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Herculex® Insect Protection


Herculex® Insect Protection

Herculex® XTRA Insect Protection

Herculex XTRA (HXX) insect protection offers a complete spectrum of in-plant above- and below-ground insect control, by combining the Herculex I and Herculex RW traits. Herculex XTRA provides consistent, season-long control of corn rootworms. Herculex I and Herculex XTRA also provide in-plant protection against black cutworm.

The Herculex® I trait: Broad Spectrum Above-Ground Insect Protection

The Herculex I trait was the first in a new generation of in-plant insect control choices from Pioneer. It helps control a variety of insect pests including European corn borer, black cutworm, southwestern corn borer and fall armyworm, as well as providing moderate resistance to corn earworm.

Herculex® RW Rootworm Protection

Herculex RW rootworm protection is a Bt trait that offers a high level of protection against northern, western and Mexican corn rootworm. It provides season-long rootworm protection for the entire root system to safeguard yield potential. This unique trait includes two proteins that control rootworm larvae and reduce adult rootworm beetle emergence.

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Herculex® I Herculex® RW Herculex® XTRA
HX1 – Contains the Herculex® I Insect Protection gene which provides protection against European corn borer, southwestern corn borer, black cutworm, fall armyworm, lesser corn stalk borer, southern corn stalk borer, and sugarcane borer; and suppresses corn earworm.
HXRW – The Herculex® RW Insect Protection trait contains proteins that provide enhanced resistance against western corn rootworm, northern corn rootworm, and Mexican corn rootworm.
HXX – Herculex® XTRA contains both the Herculex I and Herculex RW genes.
Herculex® Insect Protection technology by Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred. Herculex® and the HX logo are registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC.