Agrisure Corn Traits Innovation | Syngenta US

Agrisure Traits Innovation

Commitment to
Innovation and R&D



The Evolution of Agrisure Trait Technology

Over a ten year period, Syngenta launched more technologies than any other trait supplier.

Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton, Ph.D began her corporate career with Syngenta* and later founded its first biotechnology research lab.
A Syngenta* researcher tests sour milk and discovers an insecticidal protein (Vip3A) that controls damaging above-ground pests.
U.S. regulatory agencies deregulate Syngenta’s* Bt corn with a gene that conveys resistance to European corn borer, the market’s first genetically engineered corn seed product.
A Syngenta scientist discovers a protein (eCry3.1Ab) that provides a new mode of action against corn rootworm.
A team of Syngenta researchers begin studying genetics associated with water-use efficiency.
Following years of testing, Syngenta launches the Agrisure traits portfolio with Agrisure GT, which provides glyphosate tolerance, and Agrisure RW to control corn rootworm.
The Agrisure Viptera® trait, which produces the Vip3A protein, is launched commercially to combat key above-ground pests.
Water-optimizing Agrisure Artesian® hybrids are introduced to help growers manage water-use more efficiently.
The Agrisure Duracade® trait, which expresses the eCry3.1Ab protein, is launched to provide growers an essential tool for corn rootworm control.

Today’s Tools for Tomorrow’s Solutions

A continued dedication to R&D is producing the next generation of Agrisure traits to help growers better manage their crops and improve potential yield and profit.

The Investment Behind the Agrisure Traits Portfolio

Syngenta is a leader in innovation, investing $1.3 billion globally on crop protection and seeds research and development every year. This commitment to a robust research and development program will continue to grow and expand the Agrisure portfolio.

The amount Syngenta invests in research and development globally every year. That’s the equivalent of $3.5 million per day.
The amount invested since 2011 in new and expanded R&D facilities in Research Triangle Park, NC, the hub of Agrisure traits research in North America, and the recently developed Traits Conversion Accelerator in Nampa, Idaho.
The amount, on average, it takes to bring a trait to market.
The number of Syngenta scientists around the globe dedicated to developing innovative technologies for growers.
The number of years, on average, it takes to develop a new trait and secure regulatory approvals.