What is the Seminis Sweet Corn Performance Series?


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Seminis Sweet Corn Performance Series is a collection of genetically modified sweet corn seeds. The corn seeds offer superior protection from above and below ground insect pests. The series also features effective weed control that helps enhance quality and yield potential of product.

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The Performance Series sweet corn is glyphosate-tolerant and can reduce insecticides up to 85 percent. It offers effective protection against pests such as European corn borers, corn earworms, fall armyworms and corn rootworms. This genetically enhanced sweet corn comes with Roundup Ready technology, a weed management program that offers resistance against a wide spectrum of weeds.

The Performance Series sweet corn offers in-crop applications of agricultural herbicides Roundup WeatherMAX and Roundup PowerMAX. The Roundup WeatherMAX helps kill weeds quickly in tough conditions. The herbicides also help retain soil moisture and allow cultivation of arable land. The Performance Series sweet corn offers enhanced flavor, appearance and nutritional value.

The biotechnology-driven production of sweet corn contains naturally occurring Bt protein that allows greater insect pest protection. The sweet corn offers environmental and economic benefits by reducing the cost of insecticide application and related fuel use. The Seminis Sweet Corn Performance Series is available in the United States for commercial planting.

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