Cotton, Corn Growers Reap Measurable Yield Increases With DuPont Prevathon Insect Control
Corn and cotton treated with Prevathon stops feeding within minutes after application and continues to control and protect crops with unprecedented residual protection — up to 21 days and longer. It protects cotton from pests including bollworms, and controls key yield-robbing pests in corn, including European corn borer, corn earworm, western bean cutworm and armyworms.
“Prevathon insect control gives corn and cotton producers the flexibility to select hybrids and varieties that best fit their agronomic conditions and management programs to achieve the greatest return on investment,” said John Chrosniak, regional director, North America, DuPont Crop Protection. “This flexibility is critical to helping growers successfully produce high-quality, high-yielding food and fiber crops to supply a growing world population.”
Field trials and commercial results from 2011 have shown corn and cotton crops treated with Prevathon deliver significant and repeatable yield benefits.
In cotton crops, Prevathon has shown potential to increase yields by an average of 150 to 200 pounds of lint per acre when compared to grower standard insecticide programs.
“Conventional cotton treated with Prevathon yielded about 200 more of lint per acre than cotton treated with other insect-control products. Bt cotton with a with Prevathon overspray delivered an average of 150 to 170 pounds more lint when compared to our standard program,” said Tucker Miller, an independent crop consultant from northern Mississippi whether or not the crop could be sold.”
Prevathon insect control is compatible with a variety of tank-mix partners, including many fungicides, and features a short four-hour re-entry period to help producers increase production efficiency.