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Agrisure® Corn Traits

Cutting-edge traits and technologies to protect genetic yield potential in corn hybrids.

The Agrisure corn traits portfolio is the broadest trait technology collection in the industry

Above- and Below-Ground Insect Control

Control up to 16 key yield-robbing pests, including corn rootworm.

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Above-Ground Insect Control

Get industry-leading control of ear-, stalk-and leaf-feeding insects.

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Water Optimization

Experience market-leading, season-long drought protection.

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Where to Buy

Ready to protect your corn with above- and below-ground traits? Find out if your dealer offers Agrisure Duracade and Agrisure Viptera.

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Research & Development

The Evolution of Agrisure Trait Technology

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

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Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton, Ph.D began her corporate career with Syngenta* and later founded its first biotechnology research lab.

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A Syngenta* researcher tests sour milk and discovers an insecticidal protein (Vip3A) that controls damaging above-ground pests.

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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.

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A Syngenta scientist discovers a protein (eCry3.1Ab) that provides a new mode of action against corn rootworm.

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Early 2000s
A team of Syngenta researchers begin studying genetics associated with water-use efficiency.

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Following years of testing, Syngenta launches the Agrisure traits portfolio with Agrisure GT, which provides glyphosate tolerance, and Agrisure RW to control corn rootworm.

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The Agrisure Viptera® trait, which produces the Vip3A protein, is launched commercially to combat key above-ground pests.

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Water-optimizing Agrisure Artesian® hybrids are introduced to help growers manage water-use more efficiently.

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The Agrisure Duracade® trait, which expresses the eCry3.1Ab protein, is launched to provide growers an essential tool for corn rootworm control.

The Investment Behind the Agrisure Traits Portfolio

Today, in over 300 locations across the corn belt and with $1.4 billion invested annually, Syngenta is clearly committed to research and development. This continued dedication is producing the next generation of Agrisure traits to help growers better manage their crops and improve yield potential and profit.

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The amount Syngenta invests in research and development globally every year. That's the equivalent of $3.5 million per day.

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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.

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The amount, on average, it takes to bring a trait to market.

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The number of Syngenta scientists around the globe dedicated to developing innovative technologies for growers.

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The number of years, on average, it takes to develop a new trait and secure regulatory approvals.


Before planting hybrids with Agrisure traits, growers are required to sign a Stewardship Agreement. The agreement outlines the terms and conditions of growing hybrids with Agrisure traits, compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-mandated IRM programs and grain channeling requirement, where applicable.

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