Biotech Updates

US-EPA Approves Syngenta Corn Trait Stack Featuring Two Modes of Action for Above-Ground Insects

April 8, 2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently announced the approval for Syngenta's stacked trait maize Agrisure Viptera™ 3220. The Agrisure Viptera 3220 trait stack contains the Agrisure® CB/LL trait which protects corn from European corn borer in addition to the glufosinate tolerance, the Herculex® I trait for corn borer protection, and the Agrisure GT trait for glyphosate tolerance.

"With this approval, Syngenta offers growers more control of above-ground insects with a reduced five percent structured refuge," said David Morgan, Syngenta region director of North America and president of Syngenta Seeds, Inc. "Not only do growers enjoy greater productivity through reduced refuge, they also will get more yield benefits from the Agrisure Viptera trait and its superior control of the multi-pest complex."

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