Novartis Seeds and Zeneca Ag Products have announced that they will be marketing ProShield™ technology with Force® ST insecticide as the "first seed-delivered corn rootworm control." The announcement states that this "innovation will help farmers conveniently control corn rootworms and other soil insects." ProShield™ is a patented seed-coating system that applies the insecticide directly to the seed and Force® ST was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for commercial seed treatment of field corn, popcorn, and sweet corn. Novartis anticipates selling NK® brand hybrids with Force ST on the seed for the 2000 growing season.
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Rice, Marlin E., "Seed-delivered rootworm control" (1999). Integrated Crop Management News. 2170.
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