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PowerCore® Trait Technology

PowerCore® is a pyramid of Bt traits that combines three proteins to deliver broad spectrum protection against above-ground pests. This season-long insect control is specialized for areas with minimal rootworm pressure to protect your high-yielding corn crop.


Stacked With the Enlist™ Corn Trait

The Enlist corn trait adds a new 2,4-D tolerance to the glyphosate system and tolerance to FOP herbicides in corn. And Enlist Duo® herbicide with Colex-D® technology, a blend of new 2,4-D choline and glyphosate, provides exceptional weed control designed to land and stay on target. The stacked technology of PowerCore Enlist corn enables you to control insects and the toughest weeds in your fields.

Insect Spectrum

corn earworm

Corn Earworm (CEW)
Feeds on developing ears and, in some cases, whorl, silks and tassel

black cutworm

Black Cutworm (BCW) 
Larvae sever plants near soil line, reducing stands and lowering yield

european corn borer

European Corn Borer (ECB) 
Tunnels through stalk to feed on all above-ground parts of corn plant

southwestern corn borer

Southwestern Corn Borer (SWCB)
Tunnels into stalk, leaving plant vulnerable to lodging

fall armyworm

Fall Armyworm (FAW) 
Feeds on young corn, emergence to waist-high, to destroy entire plants and feeds on developing ears


IRM Guidelines

Today’s in-plant protection traits are the most convenient, effective way to control yield-robbing insects. In fact, good stewardship and Insect Resistance Management (IRM) — including the right refuge — can help protect the future of your farm.

That’s why you should look to the multiple modes of action of PowerCore, trait technology, which reduces the refuge requirement from 20 percent to 5 percent in the Corn Belt.1

To learn more or download our latest Product Use Guide, visit traitstewardship.com.

1In cotton-growing regions, refuge requirements are reduced from 50 percent to 20 percent.



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®™Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer and their affiliated companies or respective owners. Instinct is not registered for sale or use in all states. PowerCore® multi-event technology developed by Dow AgroSciences and Monsanto. ®PowerCore is a trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC. Always follow IRM, grain marketing and other stewardship practices and pesticide label directions. B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your seed representative for the registration status in your state. Enlist Duo is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions. ©2019 DuPont