Japan Approves Mycogen's Herculex Hybrids for Grain Import

Herculex RW Rootworm Protection and Herculex XTRA Insect Protection received regulatory approvals for grain import into Japan. Compiled by staff 

Published on: Apr 10, 2006

Mycogen Seeds, a retail seed company of Dow AgroSciences LLC, released a statement Monday stating that its grain corn hybrids with Herculex RW Rootworm Protection and Herculex XTRA Insect Protection, recently received regulatory approvals for grain import into Japan.

Herculex RW Rootworm Protection provides growers protection against western, northern and Mexican corn rootworm larvae, including late-season rootworm larval hatches.

Since European Union import approval is pending, Herculex RW and Herculex XTRA will carry the Market Choices designation. Grain containing either product must be marketed domestically, fed on-farm or delivered to elevators or other markets where neither the grain nor its processed products (e.g. gluten) will be shipped to the EU. The developers also continue to seek import approvals for other important U.S. export markets.

All Herculex RW and Herculex XTRA hybrids have LibertyLink technology, which makes them tolerant to over-the-top applications of LIBERTY herbicide.

In addition, all Mycogen brand Herculex RW and Herculex XTRA hybrids include Cruiser Extreme Pak. This seed-applied insecticide protects germinating seed from damage and stand loss caused by wireworms, seedcorn maggots and other secondary pests. It also features Maxim XL, Apron XL and Dynasty seed treatment fungicides to control a wide disease spectrum.