Agrisure Duracade Receives EU Approval
“Syngenta believes in enabling growers with innovative technologies, like Agrisure Duracade, to protect their crop from corn rootworm and maximize yield potential,” says Duane Martin, Ph.D., commercial traits manager for corn and soybean product marketing at Syngenta. “Corn growers can now easily make the smart switch and rotate to technology that controls corn rootworm differently than other available traits.”
A Powerful Tool in the Fight Against the Billion Dollar Pest
The economic impact of corn rootworms in the U.S. is estimated to be approximately $1 billion annually, through a combination of yield loss and control costs. The Agrisure Duracade trait features a unique mode of action — expressing a protein that binds differently in the gut of corn rootworm — and is always stacked with a second, proven mode of action against corn rootworm.
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The Ultimate Trait Stack for Insect Control
Agrisure Duracade hybrids are sold as stacked traits (Agrisure Duracade 5222 E-Z Refuge® and Agrisure Duracade 5122 E-Z Refuge), offering growers powerful corn rootworm control that enables them to produce noticeably healthier plants with stronger roots and thicker stalks.
- Corn earworm
- Western bean cutworm
- Black cutworm
- Dingy cutworm
- Fall armyworm
- True armyworm
- Beet armyworm
- Sugarcane borer
- European corn borer
- Southwestern corn borer
- Common stalk borer
- Southern cornstalk borer
- Lesser cornstalk borer
- Western corn rootworm
- Northern corn rootworm
- Mexican corn rootworm
Agrisure Duracade stacks are available in water-optimizing Agrisure Artesian® corn hybrids, helping growers manage water more efficiently. With this recent approval of the Agrisure Duracade trait (event 5307), all of the individual components of these stacks are now approved.
Industry-Leading Insect Control to #defendyouryields
“Insect management is key to a successful season, but insects are unpredictable,” says Timothy O’Brien, Ph.D., Agrisure traits manager at Syngenta. “Above- and below-ground pests can be tough to scout, and rescue insecticide treatments can be costly and difficult to time accurately for effective control.The best way to control these pests is by planting a corn hybrid with the right trait stack.”
By following O’Brien’s advice, growers can save time, money and resources on scouting and treating fields and gain peace of mind knowing their genetic investment is well protected.
“Syngenta believes in enabling growers with innovative technologies, like Agrisure Duracade, to protect their crop from corn rootworm and maximize yield potential.”
“Only the Agrisure traits portfolio can offer control of 16 insect pests by combining the Agrisure Viptera trait with the Agrisure Duracade trait in the Agrisure Duracade 5222 E-Z Refuge trait stack,” O’Brien says. “It’s the smarter approach to better insect protection and healthier plants. In the 2020 launch class, Agrisure Duracade products yielded a 4.1 bushel/acre advantage* over products without Agrisure Duracade.”
For More Information
Agrisure Duracade was approved by USDA to plant in the U.S. in 2013. Hybrids containing the Agrisure Duracade trait have been sold and planted in the U.S. since 2014, subject to grain marketing requirements.
For more information about Agrisure Duracade trait stacks, growers should ask their local seed provider or visit www.agrisureduracade.com. For information about regulatory approval status, see http://www.biotradestatus.com/.
*Data based off 2018 Syngenta trials.
Performance assessments are based upon results or analysis of public information, field observations and/or internal Syngenta evaluations.