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European Commission Gives Import Approval for Agrisure Duracade

Approval covers corn grain and derived products for EU food and feed use

The European Commission has given import approval for Syngenta’s Agrisure Duracade  (event 5307).

The trait features a mode of action that controls corn rootworm (CRW) differently than other traits on the market.

“This trait approval is an important milestone demonstrating our commitment to bring new, innovative technologies to help growers protect and maximize their yield,” said David Hollinrake, president of Syngenta Seeds, in a Syngenta news release. “The Agrisure Duracade trait gives a new trait rotational option for CRW management for a healthier corn crop and higher yield potential. The 2020 Agrisure Duracade launch class carried a 4.1 bushel per acre advantage over our non-Agrisure Duracade containing products.”

The approval covers corn grain and its derived products for food and feed use within the countries of the European Union (EU).

Agrisure Duracade hybrids are sold as stacked traits (Agrisure Duracade 5222 E-Z Refuge and Agrisure Duracade 5122 E-Z Refuge) and all of the individual components of these stacks are now approved. For more information about Agrisure Duracade trait stacks, growers should ask their local seed provider, according to Syngenta officials.

USDA approved Agrisure Duracade to plant in the United States in 2013. Hybrids containing the Agrisure Duracade trait have been sold and planted in the U.S. since 2014, subject to grain marketing requirements.

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