2008 Western Bean Cutworm Reassurance Program

For those of you who made the investment in YieldGard-stacked-trait products this year, this information is good news for you! With rising concerns about Western Bean Cutworm problems in fields this year, Monsanto has come out with a Western Bean Cutworm Reassurance Program that will provide financial support in the event of an infestation.

Here’s how the program works.

Farmers must have purchased, and planted, YieldGardVT Triple, YieldGard Corn Borer with Roundup Ready Corn 2, YieldGard Plus or YieldGard Plus with Roundup Ready Corn 2 products between September 1, 2007 and May 31, 2008. At any time in the growing season, if a producer believes an infestation is present and is above the economic threshold, that infestation must be verified. A Crop Scout Log Sheet must be completed by one of the qualified crop scouts including Seed Dealers, Extension Agents, Crop Consultants or Ag-Chem Retailers.

If treatment for the Western Bean Cutworm is necessary, Monsanto will support growers with up to $7 per acre reimbursement to defray the cost of treatment with an approved insecticide. Qualifying insecticides include: Asana, Baythroid, Fury, Capture, Lorsban, Mustang, Mustang Mex, Pounce, ProAxis, Respect, and Warrior. To make a claim, contact your local Latham Dealer to have your claim verified and log sheets completed.