BC0801 - 79 Days This bi color variety will produce with the best of them. With the Bt protection you are protected from the bothersome insects sweet corn growers have been battling for years. Great fresh market corn.
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WH0812 - 82 Days This white variety is a great producing corn with long robust ears. This is a great corn for tough field conditions. Great for roadside stands.
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ATTRIBUTE® insect-protected hybrids are sweet corn varieties
that have been genetically enhanced to provide strong
protection against damage by European corn borers, corn
earworms and fall army worms. These hybrids carry a gene
that enables them to produce the same insect control protein
as Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) – a naturally occurring soil
bacterium that some growers spray on their fields to control
these pests. When target insects consume a small amount of
plant tissue from an ATTRIBUTE insect-protected hybrid, the
Bt protein binds to their digestive systems causing them to
stop feeding and die within 48 hours.
ATTRIBUTE insect-protected hybrids produce the Bt protein
throughout their leaves, silks, stalks and ears throughout
their lives, enabling them to provide season-long protection
against these potentially devastating insect pests – protection
that won’t wash off in the rain or degrade in the sun. The
Bt protein is more targeted than other types of insect control,
so beneficial insects such as ladybugs and assassin bugs tend
to thrive in ATTRIBUTE sweet corn fields, providing another
layer of pest control.
ATTRIBUTE insect-protected hybrids enable growers to reduce
their use of the chemical pesticides they would normally
apply to control European corn borers, corn earworms and
fall army worms by as much as 50%. The potential benefits of
applying chemical pesticides less frequently include:
- Lower input costs
- Less spray drift
- Less run-off
- Less frequent need for spray-related worker safety regimens
- Less plant damage from spray-related Machinery
How ATTRIBUTE Sweet Corn Works
The European corn borer and corn earworm
control found in ATTRIBUTE sweet
corn hybrids is based on an insect control
protein found in Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a
naturally occurring soil organism that many
growers spray on their fields to control
pests. A gene that produces this protein
has been incorporated into ATTRIBUTE
hybrids, using biotechnology, so that when
certain insects feed on their leaves, stalks,
silks, or ears, they ingest this protein and die.
The protein helps control European corn
borers and corn earworms but is harmless
to beneficial insects, birds, fish, reptiles and
mammals, including humans.
- ATTRIBUTE insect-protected hybrids have received regulatory approval from the USDA, EPA, and FDA.