EPA Extends YieldGard Registration

YieldGard Rootworm extended through the 2010 growing season and YieldGard Plus extended through the 2008 growing season. Compiled by staff

Published on: Aug 1, 2006

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended the registration of two YieldGard insect-protected corn technologies developed by Monsanto Company.

The registration for YieldGard Rootworm insect-protected corn technology (event MON 863) has been extended through the 2010 growing season and the registration for YieldGard Plus (event MON 863 x MON 810) has been extended through the 2008 growing season.

"Farmers continue to adopt Monsanto's YieldGard insect-protected corn traits, including our stacked-trait products, on a greater number of acres because of the benefits these technologies provide their farms," says Ernesto Fajardo, vice president of Monsanto's U.S. crop production business. "These seed-based technologies are providing farmers with a unique way to have consistent insect control under a variety of agronomic conditions, as well as offer them a convenient alternative to reduce their insecticide applications and related input costs on farm."