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Lumiscend™Pro Fungicide Seed Treatment from Pioneer Sets New Standard for Disease Protection in Corn

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15 July 2022, Iowa: Beginning with 2023 planting, corn growers can expect to have access to enhanced protection for the genetic potential of their seed investment against key early season diseases. Lumiscend Pro fungicide seed treatment, part of the LumiGEN® seed treatment portfolio, will provide corn seedlings with enhanced protection against Rhizoctonia, Fusarium and Pythium.

“Growers who chose Pioneer brand corn hybrids will benefit from Lumiscend Pro fungicide seed treatment, a new and exclusive corn product from Corteva Agriscience that provides an additional layer of protection against Rhizoctonia,” said Brad Van Kooten, Pioneer Seed Treatment Category Leader. “With less pressure from disease, corn seedlings can emerge stronger and more uniform with fuller, healthier root systems to get a strong start toward reaching their yield potential at harvest.”

In addition to improved disease protection, growers also can expect to see better yield consistency as they encounter higher disease pressure in fields. Lumiscend Pro fungicide seed treatment provides yield advantages over the current industry standard seed treatments. Across all environments, Lumiscend Pro fungicide seed treatment delivers a consistent 1 bu/A yield advantage,1 while in higher disease environments, the advantage jumps to 3 bu/A in multiyear trials.2  

Lumiscend Pro fungicide seed treatment will be partnered with ipconazole fungicide seed treatment and L-2012 R biofungicide. This new premium combination for Pioneer® brand corn forms an industry-leading protection package with two modes of action for Pythium, three modes of action for Rhizoctonia and Fusarium,* and one mode of action against head smut.  

“The new additions to our LumiGEN seed treatment portfolio will further solidify our leadership position,” Van Kooten said. “We also recently introduced Lumialza nematicide seed treatment, which shields roots from yield-robbing nematodes and delivers a 3.7 bu/A yield advantage in fields with low nematode pressure and a 9 bu/A yield advantage in fields with high nematode pressure.”3

Growers can contact their local Pioneer sales representative to learn more about the benefits of LumiGEN seed treatments. More information on LumiGEN seed treatments for corn can be found at

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