Syngenta Seeds, Inc. Introduces 140 New Corn Hybrids

Genetic diversity expands grower choices for 2011 planting

MINNETONKA, MINN. — August 31, 2010 — Syngenta Seeds, Inc., one of the world’s leading agricultural seed providers, has introduced 140 new corn hybrids, including 41 featuring the Agrisure Viptera™ 3111 trait stack, which provides breakthrough control of the broadest spectrum of insects available. These new hybrids will be sold by Garst, Golden Harvest and NK Seeds. The new hybrids, available for planting in 2011, offer growers additional choices to maximize yield performance under various growing conditions and soil types.

“Syngenta is offering growers a more complete lineup of outstanding corn hybrids for 2011, built on the top-line genetics, cutting-edge technology and proven performance of our three seed brands,” said Eric Boersma, Corn Portfolio Manager. “With the breadth of our expanded corn portfolio, growers will be able to find the hybrids they’re seeking to thrive in their fields and maximize yields.”

Syngenta is especially excited to introduce 41 hybrids available with the Agrisure Viptera™ 3111 trait stack. The Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack combines the Agrisure Viptera trait with the Agrisure® 3000GT triple stack. This breakthrough corn trait package controls more pests than any other trait combination on the market. The Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack not only controls 14 pests but also improves grain quality. Corn earworm, which historically has had no viable control solution, is highly susceptible to the Agrisure Viptera trait1.

Other trait versions within the new product line-ups include the Agrisure 3000GT triple stack, the Agrisure GT/CB/LL trait stack and the Agrisure GT trait. These expanded line-ups are designed to provide growers with high-yielding, genetically diverse hybrids with dependable agronomics.

To learn more about each new hybrid’s characteristics, growers can visit www.syngentaseeds.com or contact their Garst, Golden Harvest or NK Seeds supplier to determine the best products for their specific corn needs to deliver maximum yield and agronomic performance.

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