Monsanto to Launch DuPont™ Lumivia™ Insecticide Seed Treatment on Corn in Eastern Canada

Monsanto Canada Inc. 11/15/2016

 

A Highly Effective Broad Spectrum Corn Insecticide Seed Treatment   

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov. 15, 2016 – DuPont and Monsanto announced today that they have agreed to offer DuPont Lumiviainsecticide seed treatment under the Acceleron® brand in Eastern Canada for the 2017 sales season.  Lumivia insecticide seed treatment, part of the DuPont Lumigen® seed sense portfolio, is the first insecticide seed treatment technology in Canada using chlorantraniliprole, a reduced-risk active ingredient that will give growers a tool to help control damage caused by a broad spectrum of pests.

“We are pleased to provide Canadian corn farmers with seed treatment options to fill pest control gaps,” explained Daniel Samphir, Seed Applied Solutions marketing manager, Monsanto Canada.  “Lumivia insecticide seed treatment covers a wider spectrum of corn pests than any other non-neonicotinoid seed treatment on the market.  We are very pleased to join with DuPont to augment our Acceleron® offering and provide this solution to Canadian farmers.”

Lumivia is a premium insecticide seed treatment that works systemically to translocate the active ingredient from the seed to the roots and developing stalk and leaves throughout seedling development. It delivers protection against key early season pests including wireworm, seed corn maggot (suppression only), black cutworms and armyworm that can cause devastating damage to a corn crop. According to DuPont, Lumivia insecticide seed treatment provides immediate and long-lasting protection of corn seeds and seedlings, which translates to uniform, healthy stands and increased yield potential through improved early season vigor.

“Lumivia  insecticide seed treatment has an excellent environmental profile and provides an important tool for farmers at a time when this is very much needed in Canada,” said Mick Messman, director, DuPont Seed Treatment Enterprise. “When applied according to the label and using good agricultural practices, it is highly efficacious and has minimal impact on the environment and on beneficial insects and pollinators1.” 

Lumivia is available on DEKALB® brand corn seed for the 2017 growing season as part of the Acceleron® Seed Applied Solutions offerings in Eastern Canada.

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monsanto Canada Inc. is part of the larger global Monsanto Company.  Monsanto is an agricultural company committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce a variety of seeds ranging from fruits and vegetables to key crops – such as corn, soybeans, canola and cotton – that help farmers produce abundant and nutritious food. We work to find sustainable agriculture solutions that help farmers conserve natural resources, use data to improve farming practices, use water and other important resources more efficiently, and protect their crops from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.  To learn more about Monsanto, please visit: www.monsanto.ca  or follow us on Twitter @MonsantoCda. 

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

 

1. In line with Integrated Pest Management and Good Agricultural Practices, insecticide applications should be made when pollinators are not foraging to avoid unnecessary exposure.

Always read and follow all label directions and precautions for use.

Copyright © 2016 DuPont. All rights reserved. The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, and Lumivia™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.

Copyright © 2016 Monsanto Canada Inc. All rights reserved. Acceleron® is a registered trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC.  Monsanto Canada Inc. licensee. 

Contacts:  

DuPont Mississauga                                             Monsanto Canada Inc.
Ali Aziz                                                                      Trish Jordan
905-816-3478                                                          Winnipeg - 204-985-1005
ali.aziz@pioneer.com                                               trish.l.jordan@monsanto.com