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New Agrisure trait moves one step closer to the field

Officials with Syngenta announced Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed the consultation process for its new Agrisure Viptera trait for the control of lepidopteran corn pests.

Monday's announcement follows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of the Agrisure Viptera trait, which was received in late November.

Pending all remaining U.S. and key global regulatory approvals, including import approvals, hybrids containing the new trait are anticipated to be available for planting in spring 2010. The trait will only be available stacked with either the Agrisure 3000GT trait stack for control of European corn borer, corn rootworm and glyphosate or glufosinate herbicide tolerance, or the Agrisure GT/CB/LL stack for control of European corn borer with glyphosate and glufosinate herbicide tolerance.

"Our Syngenta research trials indicate this trait will be an important new tool in providing enhanced control of a broad range of lepidopteran corn pests including corn earworm, Western bean cutworm, black cutworm and fall armyworm," says Tracy Mader, Marketing Manager for Agrisure Corn Traits.

Officials with Syngenta announced Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed the consultation process for its new Agrisure Viptera trait for the control of lepidopteran corn pests.

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