By choosing SmartStax® technology, you are protecting your corn from rootworm from the second it goes into the ground until harvest.
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In addition to peace of mind, trait technology like SmartStax® prevents farmers from having to unexpectedly spend extra money throughout the season to protect corn from insect threats.
Farmers and agronomists are using information gathered in the field from scouting to make educated decisions about what traits will work best in that particular field.
Farmers choose traits like VT Double® PRO because they are seeing a return on investment, especially when there are insects like corn borer that are threatening yield.
Insect feeding can set corn up for ear rot and molds later in the season. Traits like VT Double PRO®, protect corn from damage.
Western corn rootworm pressure is reported to be higher this year than previous years. If pressure is high enough in your area, you might need to consider changing your trait technology.
Continuous corn fields can be at risk for a rootworm infestation. Sticky traps are a great way to measure the rootworm pressure.
Monsanto Technical Development Rep, Preston Shrader, explains how to set up sticky traps in your soybean fields to determine rootworm pressure.
A heavy corn rootworm population can significantly impact a farmer’s bottom line. Economically, it is important to consider the benefit of investing in a trait like SmartStax when your field is at risk for corn rootworm pressure.
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