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Syngenta plans to release new corn rootworm trait for 2007 planting

Agriculture.com Staff 03/27/2006 @ 9:30am

A new Syngenta corn rootworm trait that is in the late stages of regulatory approval has demonstrated excellent control, consistency and yield results, according to university and company testing.

Event MIR604 has shown an average 32 bushel-per-acre yield advantage in rootworm-infested fields with no yield drag compared to the hybrid isoline, according to Syngenta. The modified full length Cry3Aa gene from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) extends the activity of this gene to Mexican, northern and western corn rootworms.

The trait is currently under review by the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, and is in experimental trials under the Environmental Protection Agency.

If approved, Syngenta plans to market MIR604 as Agrisure RW, individually and in stacks, through its Garst, Golden Harvest and NK brands, to growers in the U.S. for the 2007 planting season.

Learn more at Agrisuretraits.com.

A new Syngenta corn rootworm trait that is in the late stages of regulatory approval has demonstrated excellent control, consistency and yield results, according to university and company testing.

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