U.S. EPA Approves Optimum® AcreMax® XTreme Insect Protection by DuPont

DuPont News, March 14, 2012


Paul Schickler
Paul Schickler

DuPont recently announced that it has received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Optimum® AcreMax® XTreme insect protection for corn.  The product adds to DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred’s lineup of single-bag solutions to deliver insect control and simplified refuge management for growers.

"Optimum® AcreMax® XTreme is the right product for growers who need enhanced above- and below-ground insect control and simplified refuge management on their acres,” said Paul Schickler, Pioneer president.  "Growers need proven technology to defend their crop against insect damage, while receiving overall agronomic performance.”

Pioneer will introduce Optimum® AcreMax® XTreme products across multiple hybrid platforms for the 2013 growing season.  This year Pioneer will place Optimum® AcreMax® XTreme products in IMPACT™ (Intensively Managed Product Advancement, Characterization and Training) plots across the U.S. and Canada.  This innovative program offers customers and Pioneer sales professionals the opportunity to view and select the best products to fit their unique growing environments.  Pioneer IMPACT™ plots are planted in local customers’ acres and are a key data source to support product commercialization.

Optimum® AcreMax® XTreme insect protection products were approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in November 2011.

View the news release.