GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - August 15, 2007 -- Syngenta announces the
availability of Agrisure(r) 3000GT, the latest addition to the Agrisure
brand of high-performance corn traits, for the 2008 planting season.
Agrisure 3000GT is a quad stack that protects the corn crop against both
corn borer and corn rootworm while providing exceptional tolerance to
in-season applications of both glyphosate and LIBERTY(r) herbicides.
Agrisure traits feature the insect control and herbicide tolerance
growers need to protect the full genetic potential of their hybrids.
Agrisure 3000GT combines the powerful, proven glyphosate tolerance of
Agrisure GT with the superior insect resistance provided by Agrisure
CB/LL/RW, which has demonstrated a 42 bu/A yield advantage over the
untreated isoline in field trials. With built-in tolerance to glyphosate
and LIBERTY herbicides, growers also enjoy a trait solution for either
glyphosate- or glufosinate-tolerant volunteers in corn-on-corn
"Agrisure 3000GT gives growers more freedom than ever before to maximize
yields and capitalize on higher grain prices and new market
opportunities," says Tracy Mader, Agrisure brand manager, Syngenta
Seeds. "Additionally, growers can have confidence that the advanced
trait insertion process used by Syngenta protects the existing yield
potential of the hybrid."
Syngenta maintains the genetic integrity of the hybrid by integrating
trait genes such as Agrisure 3000GT directly into elite seed lines. The
result is a rapid, efficient transfer of the desired DNA into new
hybrids for outstanding insect control and herbicide tolerance without
compromising the performance of the hybrid.
"Growers can plant this quad stack knowing that they have built-in
insect protection and herbicide tolerance, and a hybrid that is still
going to perform to its highest potential," Mader adds. "Plus, with
their purchase of Agrisure corn traits, growers are eligible for
AgriEdge(r) Corn programs."
AgriEdge Corn programs help increase productivity by minimizing
yield-limiting factors throughout the season. Industry-leading crop loss
and replant assurances help minimize risk while the industry's most
comprehensive portfolio of seeds, services and crop protection products
helps to maximize yield.
"AgriEdge lets growers enjoy unmatched flexibility," says Rex Wichert,
AgriEdge corn business manager, Syngenta. "If a grower plants a hybrid
containing Agrisure 3000GT, but does not use the GT or LL trait,
Syngenta reimburses the grower for the full value of the unused trait.
This feature allows growers flexibility in focusing on yield potential
and only paying for the technology they use."
Syngenta introduced Agrisure biotech traits for corn in 2005 with the
launch of Agrisure GT. The Agrisure traits lineup has grown
substantially and now includes Agrisure GT, Agrisure LL, Agrisure CB/LL
(season-long corn borer control), Agrisure GT/CB/LL, Agrisure RW and
Agrisure GT/RW. Today, Agrisure traits are available in elite genetics
from Garst(r), Golden Harvest(r), NK(r) and more than 150 other seed
Agrisure 3000GT has full U.S. government approvals for planting in the
U.S. Syngenta is seeking full regulatory approval in Japan, as well as
other major export markets of U.S. corn and corn products. In 2007,
pending key export approvals, Syngenta developed a program to make
Agrisure RW technology available to those growers who submitted a plan
to direct their grain to domestic markets, such as on-farm livestock
feeding, domestic feedlots, and ethanol plants that are not exporting
distiller's dry grains (DDGs).
For more information on Agrisure 3000GT, Agrisure traits and AgriEdge
programs, please visit us on the Web at www.agrisuretraits.com