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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 western bean cutworm and black cutworm. Read more.

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, western bean cutworm, black cutworm, southwestern corn borer and fall armyworm, as well as providing moderate resistance to corn earworm. Read more.

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.

Optimum® AcreMax® 1 Insect Protection

Weed Control Options


Herculex® 1 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, western bean cutworm, 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.