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University studies and other independent research in 2006 indicated that YieldGard Plus and YieldGard Rootworm traits from Monsanto Company outperformed corn products containing the competing Herculex RW and Herculex XTRA traits, according to Monsanto.
The company says the findings are based on 149 comparisons at trial locations conducted by 14 third-party sources in 7 states. The findings show:
Participants in the trials included the University of Nebraska, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, the University of Minnesota, Purdue University, Ohio State University, the University of Illinois, Soy Capital Ag Services, Farmer’s Independent Research of Seed Technologies, Busey Bank and JP Morgan.