Biotech Updates

Vietnam Approves Double Stack Corn for Commercial Cultivation

March 18, 2015

Syngenta has announced on March 17, 2015 that Vietnam's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has approved its Bt11 x GA21 double stack corn seed for commercial cultivation in the country, to be made available for the 2015/2016 season. Corn hybrids containing the Bt11 trait are designed to control the Asian Corn Borer, the most damaging corn pest in the region. GA21 glyphosate tolerance will give farmers greater flexibility in managing weeds, helping them maximize yield potential.

Davor Pisk, Syngenta's Chief Operating Officer, said "The decision by the Vietnamese government will give growers access to a wider choice of agricultural technologies and will be a valuable addition to our integrated offers in Vietnam."

For more information, read the news release at the Syngenta website.