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Posted 30 November 2016. PMN Crop News.

Monsanto to Launch DuPont Lumivia Insecticide Seed Treatment on Corn in Eastern Canada

A Highly Effective Broad Spectrum Corn Insecticide Seed Treatment

Source: DuPont Pioneer Press Release.

Winnipeg, Manitoba (November 15, 2016)--DuPont and Monsanto announced today that they have agreed to offer DuPontTM LumiviaTM insecticide seed treatment under the Acceleron® brand in Eastern Canada for the 2017 sales season. LumiviaTM insecticide seed treatment, part of the DuPontTM Lumigen® seed sense portfolio, is the first insecticide seed treatment technology in Canada using chlorantraniliprole, a reduced-risk active ingredient that will give growers a tool to help control damage caused by a broad spectrum of pests.


“We are pleased to provide Canadian corn farmers with seed treatment options to fill pest control gaps,” explained Daniel Samphir, Seed Applied Solutions marketing manager, Monsanto Canada. “LumiviaTM insecticide seed treatment covers a wider spectrum of corn pests than any other non-neonicotinoid seed treatment on the market. We are very pleased to join with DuPont to augment our Acceleron® offering and provide this solution to Canadian farmers.”

LumiviaTM is a premium insecticide seed treatment that works systemically to translocate the active ingredient from the seed to the roots and developing stalk and leaves throughout seedling development. It delivers protection against key early season pests including wireworm, seed corn maggot (suppression only), black cutworms and armyworm that can cause devastating damage to a corn crop. According to DuPont, LumiviaTM insecticide seed treatment provides immediate and long-lasting protection of corn seeds and seedlings, which translates to uniform, healthy stands and increased yield potential through improved early season vigor.

“LumiviaTM insecticide seed treatment has an excellent environmental profile and provides an important tool for farmers at a time when this is very much needed in Canada,” said Mick Messman, director, DuPont Seed Treatment Enterprise. “When applied according to the label and using good agricultural practices, it is highly efficacious and has minimal impact on the environment and on beneficial insects and pollinators1.”

LumiviaTM is available on DEKALB® brand corn seed for the 2017 growing season as part of the Acceleron® Seed Applied Solutions offerings in Eastern Canada.

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monsanto Canada Inc. is part of the larger global Monsanto Company. Monsanto is an agricultural company committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce a variety of seeds ranging from fruits and vegetables to key crops – such as corn, soybeans, canola and cotton – that help farmers produce abundant and nutritious food. We work to find sustainable agriculture solutions that help farmers conserve natural resources, use data to improve farming practices, use water and other important resources more efficiently, and protect their crops from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. To learn more about Monsanto, please visit