Agrisure Duracade

Industry-leading Insect Control to #defendyouryields

Industry-leading Above- and Below-ground Insect Control

Agrisure Duracade® trait stacks offer premium above- and below-ground insect control to protect genetic yield potential—all while providing the convenience and simplicity of an E-Z Refuge® seed blend.

See the Difference

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Non-trait hybrid (left) vs. competitive hybrid (middle) vs. Agrisure Duracade 5222 E-Z Refuge (right)
Princeton, IL 2013
Check (left) vs. Agrisure Duracade (right)
Clinton, IL 2013
Check (left) vs. Agrisure Duracade (right)
Klemme, IA 2012
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Above-ground Control

Less damage from ear-, stalk and leaf-feeding insects results in:
  • Better crop stand
  • Higher grain quality due to lower incidences of mold and mycotoxin development
  • Increased yield and profit potential

Below-ground Control

Stronger, more robust root systems lead to:
  • Healthier plants
  • Fuller leaves that allow for increased photosynthesis and maximum grain fill
  • More robust stalks that stand tall

Agrisure Trait Stacks Deliver More Control on More Insect Pests

Insect Agrisure Duracade 5222
E-Z Refuge
AcreMax® XTreme/ Qrome®
Genuity® SmartStax®
RIB Complete®
Corn earworm ++++ ++ +++
Black cutworm ++++ +++ +++
Fall armyworm ++++ + +++
Western bean cutworm ++++ + +
Dingy cutworm ++++
Common stalk borer +++ + +
Lesser cornstalk borer ++++ +++ ++++
Southern cornstalk borer ++++ +++ ++++
True armyworm ++++
Sugarcane borer ++++ ++++ ++++
Beet armyworm ++++ +++ +++
European corn borer ++++ ++++ ++++
Southwestern corn borer ++++ ++++ ++++
Western corn rootworm, Northern corn rootworm, Mexican corn rootworm +++ +++ +++

Insect control scale: blank = unavailable; - = no effect; + = some; ++ = good; +++ = very good; ++++ = excellent

All competitor information is based soley upon interpretation of publicly available information including public presentations, regulatory submissions and observations made in commercial fields.

The Agrisure® traits portfolio features multiple trait stacks that include the Agrisure Duracade trait to control up to 16 above- and below-ground insects, including Agrisure Duracade 5222 E-Z Refuge, the ultimate trait stack for insect control, simplicity and choice.

Trait Stacks with Above- and Below-ground Insect Control


Many trait stacks are available in a simple E-Z Refuge seed blend, offering a convenient in-bag refuge, and in combination with water optimizing Agrisure Artesian® corn hybrids, noted by an ‘A’ at the end of the trait stack name, to provide growers a practical option to meet water challenges.

A Different Kind of CRW Control

2013 Agrisure Duracade Field Performance Summary

2013 Agrisure Duracade Field Performance Summary

The Agrisure Duracade trait provides a new trait rotational option for corn rootworm management.
  • Expresses a protein that binds differently in the gut of corn rootworm
  • Always stacked with a second, proven mode of action against corn rootworm
  • Effective control of western, northern and Mexican corn rootworm

Corn Rootworm Management

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Hybrids with Agrisure Duracade trait stacks complement and enhance the multiple technologies farmers need to control CRW.

Successful CRW management strategies require a multi-year, whole-farm approach that integrates various control measures. Hybrids with Agrisure Duracade trait stacks act as a foundation for an effective control strategy and provide multiple modes of action against CRW in one convenient trait stack by combining the Agrisure Duracade trait with a second, proven mode of action.

Grain stewardship

Right to Grow

Plant and harvest elite hybrids with Agrisure Duracade technology.

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