How does SmartStax® technology protect my corn?

July 30, 2022

SmartStax® technology contains built-in protection from both above- and below-ground insects, as well as tolerance to several herbicides. The trait technology offers farmers more options when it comes to both insect and weed control.

Below-Ground Modes of Action

Proteins Cry34/35Ab1 and CryBb1 in SmartStax® technology help protect against corn rootworm below ground, promoting healthier roots.

Above-Ground Modes of Action

Proteins Cry1A.105, Cry2Ab2 and Cry1F in SmartStax® technology help protect against major pests like European corn borer, black cutworm, corn earworm, southwestern corn borer and fall armyworm above ground.

Herbicide-Tolerant Trait

Two sites of action help the plant withstand glyphosate and glufosinate herbicide applications, which help control weed populations and reduce competition for nutrients and water vital to the corn crop.

Overall, these sites of action combine to create a trait that promotes healthy growth and can help protect your maximum yield potential.

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