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CropTalk: The New Kids (Corn Technologies) on the Block

August 2019

Published on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Beck’s is excited to add two new corn technologies to our robust offering for the 2020 planting season. PowerCore® and Qrome® will give farmers additional options for controlling above- and below- ground insects plus added genetic options for higher yield potential. PowerCore has received full import approval into key export markets, including China and the European Union. Qrome has also received approval into most export markets and is expecting European Union approval. The chart to the right details the two technologies and their approval status.


PowerCore is an above-ground trait stack that combines Bayer’s VT Double Pro® (V2P) and Corteva’s Herculex® I (Hx1) Insect Protection. This technology contains three Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) proteins for broad spectrum control of european corn borer, corn ear worm, fall armyworm, black cutworm, and southwestern corn borer. The pyramid of three Bt proteins improves control and reduces the potential of insect resistance to the technology. PowerCore is tolerant to both Roundup® and Liberty® herbicide for added fl exibility. PowerCore® Refuge Advanced® (PWRA) will be offered with a 5% in-bag option for the Corn Belt and 20% structured refuge in the cotton growing areas.


Qrome is an above- and below-ground trait stack with multiple modes of action for both corn borer and rootworm. This technology has the same traits as Optimum® AcreMax® Xtreme insect protection (AMXT) and adds a molecular stacking technology for improved trait and genetic performance. Qrome (Q) will be offered with a 5% in-bag refuge option for the Corn Belt and 20% structured refuge in the cotton growing areas.

For more information on the hybrids listed above, and other Beck's corn technologies, contact your local Beck's representative or view the entire Beck's corn lineup by visiting

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