Agrisure Viptera 3111 Stack Outyields Competitive Offerings by more than 9 bu/A in 2010 Trials

Corn hybrids with the Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack, which delivers unsurpassed control of 14 above- and below-ground corn pests, outyielded competitive Pioneer® brand hybrids by an average of 9.7 bu/A.

MINNETONKA, MINN. – Syngenta Seeds, Inc. has released performance data from its 2010 field trials1that show a clear yield advantage for hybrids with its breakthrough Agrisure Viptera™ 3111 trait stack, with those products outyielding competitive products from both Pioneer and DeKalb.

Corn hybrids with the Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack, which delivers unsurpassed control of 14 above- and below-ground corn pests, outyielded competitive Pioneer® brand hybrids by an average of 9.7 bu/A. The trials also demonstrated a 9 bu/A yield advantage versus competitive DeKalb® brand Genuity™ SmartStax™ offerings, and 12 bu/A over competitive DeKalb hybrids with the VT Triple PRO™ trait stack.

The Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack features Vip3A, the industry‘s first vegetative insecticidal protein, or VIP. Vip3A has demonstrated highly effective multi-pest control of corn earworm, fall armyworm, Western bean cutworm, black cutworm, dingy cutworm, stalk borer and sugarcane borer, among others. Syngenta estimates damage from these pests costs U.S. corn growers 238 million bushels of corn and $1.1 billion in annual yield and grain quality losses2.
Corn hybrids containing the Agrisure Viptera trait will be available for planting in the U.S. in 2011. The technology was previewed by more than 7500 growers who experienced this performance in select areas this past summer at Syngenta field trials.

Agrisure Viptera technology is available in hybrids from the Syngenta seed brands of Garst®, Golden Harvest® and NK® and will also be made available through licensing agreements with more than 150 local and independently owned seed companies. For more information about the Agrisure Viptera trait and the Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack, visit www.agrisureviptera.com.

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