Pioneer Herculex BT differentiates itself from the rest of the industry by being the only BT that controls Western Bean Cutworm.The shot above is of a YG BT hybrid while the shot below is a Pioneer Herculex Bt hybrid.( Photos are compliments of the Pioneer agronomy photo library - DesMoine Iowa )We have not experienced any ear damage from Western Bean Cutworm in Ontario as of this point in time.We did catch over 300 Western Bean Cutworm moths this spring in a series of 55 traps placed mostly in the bottom 8 counties of Southwestern Ontario.It is only a matter of time before someone does report ear damage from this ravaging insect pest.
Pioneer Herculex BT differentiates itself from the rest of the BT's in the industry by controlling more corn rootworm larvae than other BT's.Rootworm Beetle traps like the one shown above here trap fewer adult rootworm beetles from the roots of Herculex BT hybrids than they do from the roots of YieldGard BT when grown in continuous corn rotations.
Pioneer Herculex BT differentiates itself from the rest of the industrys' current BT's by controlling Black Cutworm in the spring.The shot above shows how 6 rows of Pioneer HX1 BT are not affected by Black Cutworm while the rest of the field planted to another BT event is damaged badly by Black cutworm.Its because of this superior above and below ground insect protection that Pioneer calls Herculex the BETTER BT.Try it and you'll see for yourself.( all photos above are compliments of the Pioneer Photo Agronomy Image Library - DesMoine, Iowa )