Optimum AcreMax 1 insect protection products from Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, will be eligible for crop insurance premium reductions in select states through the Biotech Endorsement (BE) program in 2011.
The industry's first refuge-in-a-bag solution for corn rootworm recently received approval from the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) board of directors to be part of the BE program administered by the Risk Management Agency (RMA). The Optimum AcreMax 1 products now join Pioneer brand products with the Herculex Xtra and the Herculex Xtra with Roundup Ready Corn 2 traits within the BE program.
The BE program provides premium rate reductions to growers using eligible crop insurance products that help reduce grower risk on corn acres meeting program requirements. It is available for irrigated and non-irrigated corn acres in all counties in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.