Channel To Introduce New Corn Products At Farm Progress Show

Channel® Protexus™ Corn Products Provides Disease Tolerance To Help Protect Farmers' Crops

ST. LOUIS (August 27, 2018) – To help farmers manage risk and grow a healthy corn crop, Channel is introducing a new seed product lineup that provides enhanced disease tolerance. Channel® Protexus™ corn products provide tolerance against five yield-robbing diseases: anthracnose stalk rot, Goss's wilt and leaf blight, northern corn leaf blight, gray leaf spot and southern rust of corn.

"The new Channel Protexus corn products provide protection against some of the most financially devastating corn diseases,” says Brett Ochs, Channel Brand Corn Product Manager. "Along with the knowledge and expertise provided by Channel Seedsmen, the disease tolerance provided by Channel Protexus corn is designed to help farmers reduce yield losses associated with corn diseases.”

Channel is introducing the new product lineup during the Farm Progress Show, Aug. 28-30 in Boone, Iowa.

Relative maturity (RM) of the new corn products range from 97-115 RM. The portfolio will be offered in select geographies and treated with Acceleron® Seed Applied Solutions ELITE with Enhanced Disease Control, which reduces infections caused by Fusarium, Rhizoctonia and Colletotrichum (the pathogen that leads to anthracnose stalk rot).

The new corn products are the result of a rigorous selection process using field tested, precision breeding. Through an extensive data-driven breeding program, the Channel Protexus products are thoroughly evaluated based on the latest science and field testing to help farmers maximize plant health and yield potential. Farmers can be confident the products have the best possible genetics and are farm-tested to address the specific challenges they face in their local areas.

Learn more about new Channel Protexus corn products at

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FOR CORN, EACH ACCELERON® SEED APPLIED SOLUTIONS OFFERING is a combination of separate individually registered products containing the active ingredients: BASIC plus Poncho®/VOTiVO® Offering for corn with SmartStax® Technology: metalaxyl, prothioconozle, fluoxastrobin, clothianidin, Bacillus firmus I-1582. ELITE plus Poncho®/VOTiVO® Offering for corn with SmartStax® Technology: metalaxyl, clothianidin, and Bacillus firmus I-1582; prothioconozle and fluoxastrobin at rates that suppress additional diseases. BASIC Offering for corn without SmartStax® Technology: metalaxyl, prothioconozle, fluoxastrobin, and clothianidin. ELITE Offering for corn without SmartStax® Technology: metalaxyl, and clothianidin; prothioconozle and fluoxastrobin at rates that suppress additional diseases. BioRise™ 2 Corn Offering is the on-seed application of the separately registered seed applied products Acceleron® B-300 SAT and Acceleron® B-360 ST. BioRise™ 2 Corn Offering is included seamlessly across offerings on all class of 2017, 2018, and 2019 products. For corn with SmartStax® Technology, the upgrade offering of Acceleron® NemaStrike™ ST does not include Poncho®/VOTiVO® and the offering instead contains clothianidin at the 0.500 mg/seed rate.

The distribution, sale, or use of an unregistered pesticide is a violation of federal and/or state law and is strictly prohibited. Not all products are approved in all states. Please regarding the approval status of Acceleron® B-360 ST and products containing NemaStrike™ Technology for application to seeds in your state.

Performance may vary, from location to location and from year to year, as local growing, soil and weather conditions may vary. Growers should evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible and should consider the impacts of these conditions on the grower's fields.

Always read and follow IRM, where applicable, grain marketing and all other stewardship practices and pesticide label directions.

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