Production Blog
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Dec 6, 2013 10:55 AM CST

I end up with a sloppy mess of alphabet soup each time I write about insect traits. More than one copy editor has cried about the necessity to list the Cry3Bb1, Cry1F, Cry1A.105, Cry2Ab, Cry34/35Ab1 components of SmartStax, for example.

Do corn growers really care that DuPont Pioneer's new Optimum Leptra combines Optimum Intrasect which is the Herculex I (Cry1F) with YieldGard Corn Borer (Cry1Ab) with Agrisure Viptera (Vip3A)? Is it necessary to know that Syngenta's new Agrisure Duracade 5122 E-Z Refuge trait stack (Cry1Ab, Cry1F, mCry3A, eCy3.1Ab) differs from Agrisure Duracade 5222 E-Z Refuge because the latter contains Viptera ...

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