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

DuPont and Monsanto announced today that they have agreed to offer DuPont™ Lumivia™ insecticide 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.

Source: Dupon