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.

Pioneer hybrids containing Herculex I and Herculex XTRA insect protection offer maximum herbicide program flexibility including conventional programs, the LibertyLink® system and stacks available with the Roundup Ready® Corn 2 trait.

All Pioneer hybrids with Herculex XTRA come standard with Cruiser Extreme® 250 insecticide seed treatment to help with stand establishment and seedling growth. High-rate Poncho® 1250 insecticide seed treatment is also an available option on many Pioneer hybrids.

For consistent, season-long control of all major corn insect pests and to maximize the yield potential of industry-leading Pioneer genetics, see your Pioneer sales professional about Herculex XTRA.


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.
Yieldgard® Corn Borer    YGCB – Contains the YieldGard® Corn Borer insect protection trait. The YieldGard® Corn Borer gene offers a high level of resistance to European corn borer, southwestern corn borer and southern cornstalk borer; moderate resistance to corn earworm and common stalk borer; and above average resistance to fall armyworm.
® YieldGard and the YieldGard Corn Borer design are registered trademarks used under license from Monsanto Company.

LL - Contains the LibertyLink® gene for resistance to Liberty® herbicide.
Liberty®, LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design are trademarks of Bayer.

Roundup Ready® Corn 2    RR2 - Contains the Roundup Ready® Corn 2 trait that provides safety for over-the-top applications of labeled glyphosate herbicides when applied to label directions.
Roundup Ready® is a registered trademark used under license from Monsanto Company.

    Poncho® is a registered trademark of Bayer.

Cruiser Extreme® 250    Cruiser Extreme® is a registered trademark of a Syngenta Group Company.
All products are trademarks of their manufacturers.

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