Source: DuPont

The Environmental Protection Agency published official notice of its intent to convene a Scientific Advisory Panel Feb. 23-25, 2009, on Pioneer Hi-Bred's Optimum AcreMax 1 Insect Protection regulatory submission, which means critical commercialization milestones are progressing as planned for this novel product that will increase farm yields for growers.

"We are encouraged by this decision," said William S. Niebur, DuPont vice president, Crop Genetics, Research and Development. "The EPA carefully reviews and considers all regulatory submissions and often asks for help from an SAP whenever there is new science, a significant change requested or a truly novel product