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Syngenta adds Agrisure Duracade trait to corn portfolio

Aug. 2, 2013, Guelph, Ont. – Syngenta Canada Inc. will offer the Agrisure Duracade trait to Canadian growers for the 2014 season.

"Agrisure Duracade features a novel mode of action for management of corn rootworm that is distinct from the Agrisure® RW trait," the comapny said in a press release. "The Duracade trait is the first corn rootworm trait launched with insect resistance management and the preservation of technology durability in mind."

The trait will be available to Canadian corn growers in Agrisure Duracade 5122 and Agrisure Duracade 5222 trait stacks. Both stacks will be available with E-Z Refuge, five per cent refuge blended in the bag.


Through their incessant root feeding, corn rootworms stunt plant growth and limit ear fill. By reducing water and nutrient uptake of plants, larval root pruning places severe physiological stress on corn and results in significant yield reduction.

To combat these pests, the Duracade trait is stacked with Agrisure RW, combining elements of both lepidopteran-active and coleopteran-active protein, which results in superior control of Western corn rootworm and Northern corn rootworm. This trait stack features the industry’s first hybrid Bt insect control protein for coleopteran pests, according to Syngenta.

Agrisure Duracade 5122 combines the Agrisure Duracade trait with the trusted Agrisure RW trait for two modes of action; the Agrisure CB/LL trait for control of corn borer; the Herculex I trait for an additional mode of action against corn borer and for broad lepidopteran control; and the Agrisure GT trait for glyphosate tolerance.

Agrisure Duracade 5222 includes the same traits as Agrisure Duracade 5122 in addition to the Agrisure Viptera trait for breakthrough control of the multi-pest complex, a collection of the most destructive lepidopteran corn pests.

For more information, visit www.syngenta.com