Processing Magazine

Syngenta Receives Approval for Breakthrough Corn Trait Technology

April 21, 2010
PRNewswire reports Syngenta announced that it received deregulation of MIR162, the Agrisure Viptera trait, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The trait will be combined with the Agrisure 3000GT trait stack to provide corn growers with broad-spectrum, insect control and glyphosate tolerance for maximum convenience and productivity. The Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack delivers unsurpassed above ground pest control of 14 yield- and quality-robbing insects, including corn earworm, fall armyworm, Western bean cutworm and sugarcane borer. Syngenta plans to commercialize hybrids containing the Agrisure Viptera trait for the 2011 growing season. MIR162 has already been approved for cultivation in Canada and Brazil.