Dow gets approval new corn insect control technology in Brazil

Dow gets approval for new corn insect control technology in Brazil

10:40 AM, 9th June 2011
Dow gets approval for new corn insect control technology in Brazil

The CTNBio has approved the first five-gene trait stack technology from Dow AgroSciences in Brazil for its corn growers. Available from 2012, the new technology, known as POWERCORE combines control of key corn insect pests with tolerance to glyphosate and glufosinate herbicides.


SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: A new technology for corn insect control will soon be available to Brazilian corn growers. The technology, known as POWERCORE, offered by Dow AgroSciences, is the first five-gene trait stack technology to be approved by the Brazilian National Biosafety Technical Commission (CTNBio) for sale in Brazil. The new trait stack controls major Brazilian corn insect pests, offers tolerance to glyphosate and glufosinate herbicides and is expected to be available to Brazilian corn growers sometime in 2012. POWERCORE is the outcome of a cross-licensing agreement and research and development collaboration between Monsanto Company and Dow AgroSciences.


“We are working to incorporate this new technology into our high yield and productive corn hybrids soon, making the work of the Brazilian corn grower convenient, productive and economical,” said Rolando Alegria, Director-Seeds (Brazil), Dow AgroSciences.


According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), global food production will have to increase by 50 percent in the next 40 years to meet the world’s growing demands. Technologies like POWERCORE will help Brazilian corn growers meet the growing global food demands to help feed the world. Effective against some of the devastating corn insect pests, POWERCORE helps in improving productivity and producing healthy crops.

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