Syngenta Introduces "Right to Grow" Program

New program helps growers navigate global supply chain.

Syngenta and Gavilon Grain, LLC, have launched a new program that provides grain marketing opportunities for growers who choose to plant Agrisure Duracade™, the cutting-edge corn rootworm (CRW) control technology approved in the U.S.

For growers participating in the "Right to Grow" program, Gavilon will accept Agrisure Duracade grain at market price, while providing them with stewardship and distribution services.

"Our unique program will help farmers remain competitive as they navigate a more complex global supply chain," says David Morgan, president of Syngenta Seeds, Inc. "'The Right to Grow' program is a collaborative effort, giving farmers the choice to adopt new technology with the confidence of knowing they have options for marketing their grain."

Martin Barbre, president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), welcomes the program. "We are pleased to see Syngenta administer a limited trait release of Agrisure Duracade that seeks to preserve a farmer's access to technology, while maintaining markets for U.S. corn," he says. "NCGA consistently strives to optimize opportunities for U.S. corn growers and values efforts from parties across the value chain to support achievement of our goals."

Agrisure Duracade is the next-generation CRW trait from Syngenta, offering unmatched corn insect control in two trait stack options for above- and below-ground insect control. It features the industry's first hybrid Bt protein and is the first trait technology launched with trait preservation in mind.