- Performance Series® Sweet Corn
- Biotech Squash
Performance Series® Sweet Corn
Performance Series® sweet corn contains the same great Roundup Ready® 2 Technology and control of select above‐ and below‐ground insect pests from Cry1A.105, Cry2Ab2 and Cry3Bb1 proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) traits that row crop farmers are already familiar with. Most importantly, come harvest, you can expect full, quality ears that deliver great taste that you and your family will love.
Roundup Ready® 2 Technology enables flexibility, broad-spectrum weed control and crop safety to in-crop applications of labeled Roundup PowerMAX®, Roundup PowerMAX® II and Roundup WeatherMAX® agricultural herbicides when applied according to label directions. It’s
compatible with several management systems, so you may not need to worry about special needs for this crop. You can plant sweet corn right next to your field corn without worrying about your Roundup® agricultural herbicide treatment harming either crop (as long as all pre-emergence and in-crop weed management products applied are labeled for and used according to label directions for all crops planted in that field).
Performance Series® sweet corn provides control of the most important above-ground insect pests of sweet corn, including corn earworm, fall armyworm, European corn borer, southwestern corn borer, sugarcane borer, stalk borer, lesser stalk borer and southern cornstalk borer. We recommend that you continue to scout your fields as usual, and if these
insects are present, an appropriate insecticide should be used according to label recommendations.
Performance Series® sweet corn also provides control of below-ground feeding from western corn rootworm, northern corn rootworm and Mexican corn rootworm larvae, and the seed is treated for control of wireworms, white grubs, seed corn maggot, and black cutworm.
Performance Series® sweet corn does not control silk flies, adult corn rootworm beetles, sap beetles, western bean cutworm, stinkbugs and other insect pests not listed above. It is recommended that you scout and spray according to label recommendations to control these pests.
Performance Series® sweet corn provides growers with a dual mode of action for many above-ground insect pests, including corn earworm. Performance Series® sweet corn can control corn earworm under typical infestation levels, but supplemental insecticide applications may be required when corn earworm populations are above economic thresholds to ensure quality ears at harvest. Protection from corn earworm must be coupled with thorough scouting and spray programs to help maximize marketable yield potential.
If supplemental insecticide applications are necessary for control of high levels of corn earworm, rotating insecticide mode of action will help reduce the risk of insect pests developing chemical resistance.
- For target pests, no spray prior to silking.
- After silking, schedule sprays based on insect flight activity and follow state recommendations under high infestation ratings.
- Under heavy insect pressure, spray intervals may have to be reduced.
- Monitor for secondary pests: sap beetles, stink bugs, western bean cutworm, corn silk flies, etc.
Beyond the insect pest control provided by the Bt traits in Performance Series® sweet corn and weed control enabled by Roundup Ready® 2 Technology, each year we receive a lot of positive comments about the great taste of Performance Series® sweet corn. Whether you’re enjoying it at the dinner table with family or at a picnic with friends, Performance Series® sweet corn tastes like summer. You’ll enjoy it even more knowing that you grew it on your own family’s farm.
Produce Marketing and Stewardship Requirements for Performance Series® sweet corn: This product has been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material
produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. It is the grower’s responsibility to talk to their produce handler or purchaser to confirm their buying position for this produce so that the marketing requirements can be met.
U.S. Herbicide Information for Performance Series® sweet corn: Roundup PowerMAX®, Roundup PowerMAX® II and Roundup WeatherMAX® herbicides are approved for use on Performance Series® sweet corn (containing Roundup Ready® 2 Technology) in all U.S. states, the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico. If the directions for use on sweet corn with Roundup Ready® 2 Technology (which includes Performance Series® sweet corn) are not listed in the product label that is attached to the product you purchased, contact your Bayer representative.
*Roundup PowerMAX® and Roundup PowerMAX® II are only approved for use in the U.S. Roundup PowerMAX® II is not registered in all states and may be subject to use restrictions. The distribution, sale, or use of an unregistered pesticide is a violation of federal and/or state law and is strictly prohibited. Check with your local dealer or representative for the product registration status in your state.
Performance Series® sweet corn Insect Resistance Management (IRM) – Post-Harvest Requirements: Crop destruction must occur no later than 30 days following harvest, but preferably within 14 days. The allowed crop destruction methods are: rotary mowing, discing, or plowing down, or, for home garden use only allowed in the U.S., by chopping up the stalks using home garden tools such as a hoe. Crop destruction methods should destroy any surviving resistant insects.
All growers in Idaho and Oregon who intend to plant Performance Series® sweet corn must contact Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc. at 866-334-1056 to order Performance Series® sweet corn seed. Performance Series® sweet corn may only be sold into the Treasure Valley area of Idaho and Oregon (which consists of Ada, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette and Washington counties in Idaho and Malheur County in Oregon) during the time period beginning on January 1 and ending on February 15 of each calendar year. Growers must inform Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc. of the location(s) of their Performance Series® sweet corn field(s) to ensure pinning prior to delivery of Performance Series® sweet corn seed.
ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® 2 Technology contains genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Agricultural herbicides containing glyphosate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate.
Squash improved through biotechnology brings important benefits to growers and consumers. By protecting the plant against specific viruses, biotech squash provides better harvests and more attractive produce for consumers when virus conditions are present.
Squash growers continually battle the viral plant diseases spread by aphids, or small plant-eating insects. Virus-infected plants develop fruits that are distorted and discolored, making the squash unmarketable, therefore negatively affecting both yield and grower profitability.
While biotech protection does not prevent all viruses, it does dramatically reduce the incidence of virus infection and yield loss. Growers—especially growers in the eastern United States—value the virus-resistant (VR) squash product and their experience has been that protection delivered through biotechnology offers some of the highest possible protection against infection from viruses.
Seeds, plants and produce improved through biotechnology are subject to government regulations. The obligations for biotech VR squash are summarized on the label of every package. When you purchase and open the seed package, you are accepting your legal obligation to follow the rules. Living up to this commitment helps ensure these benefits continue to be available to every grower.
Produce Marketing: Seminis squash hybrid seed with virus-resistant biotechnology traits is authorized for planting ONLY in the United States; except that such seed may not be planted in Maine and the California counties of Humbolt, Marin, Mendocino, Santa Cruz, Sonoma and Trinity. Seed may not be grown to produce seed, and the produce grown from the seed may be sold ONLY as fresh market produce (not for processing purposes) and ONLY for human and animal consumption in the United States and human consumption in Canada. See the current Squash Technology/Stewardship Agreement for detailed stewardship information.