Syngenta Unveils Reduced-Refuge Strategy

Syngenta has unveiled its refuge-reduction strategy that will deliver growers a single bag, multiple mode-of-action refuge solution that provides convenience and increased insect resistance management while recapturing lost yield from refuge acres.

The cornerstone of present and future Syngenta insect control and refuge solutions is Vip3A, the breakthrough new mode of action discovered by Syngenta. Vip3A, which powers the new Agrisure Viptera trait, is the industry‘s first Vegetative Insecticidal Protein (VIP) in corn, and is the biggest development to positively affect insect control and resistance management since the introduction of the European corn borer insect control trait. Thanks to Vip3A, the Agrisure Viptera trait provides the broadest spectrum of above-ground insect control available. The Agrisure Viptera trait has demonstrated highly effective control of the multi-pest complex, including corn earworm, fall armyworm, Western bean cutworm, black cutworm, dingy cutworm, common stalk borer, and sugarcane borer, among others.

“Agrisure Viptera technology, developed by Syngenta, enables us to pursue refuge reduction options that meet three critical criteria for growers,” says Tracy Mader, head of product marketing, Syngenta Seeds. “Those criteria are yielding more than current refuge systems, increasing convenience and preserving trait durability.”

Both the Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack and the Agrisure Viptera 3110 trait stack have received EPA approval for a 20 percent nationwide refuge. This is a reduction from the 50 percent refuge traditionally required in Southern cotton growing areas.

Syngenta is developing data to support EPA submissions for additional reduced refuge products, including reduced block refuge of less than 20 percent, labeled Agrisure Refuge Renew; and refuge in a bag, labeled Agrisure E-Z Refuge.

Toward this end, the company earlier this month submitted an application to the EPA for its Agrisure 3122* refuge stack, featuring multiple modes of action against major above-ground (lepidopteran) pests and corn rootworm. With this application, Syngenta is seeking a reduced 5% Corn Belt refuge. Growers will have both the Agrisure Refuge Renew and Agrisure E-Z Refuge option with this stack. Anticipated availability for planting is 2012**.

Other products currently in development* include:

  • Agrisure Viptera 3220* refuge stack: Features two modes of action against all major above-ground (lepidopteran) corn pests and a reduced Corn Belt refuge of 5%. Growers will have both the Agrisure Refuge Renew and Agrisure E-Z Refuge option with this stack. Anticipated availability for planting is 2012**.
  • Agrisure Viptera 3222* refuge stack: Features two modes of action against all major above-ground (lepidopteran) corn pests, and unprecedented second- generation rootworm control. Upon full regulatory approval, the Agrisure Viptera 3222 stack will provide a reduced refuge of 5% in the Corn Belt and will be available with the convenient single-bag solution, Agrisure E-Z Refuge. Anticipated availability for planting is 2014**.

“Planting refuge acres has been an effective way to help preserve the use of important insect control technologies,” says Dirk Benson, Ph. D., head, corn traits Syngenta Seeds. “Our goal with these forthcoming products is to leverage our knowledge of insect control technologies, including traits, crop protection and seed care products, to maintain an IRM focus by avoiding single-trait refuge-in-a-bag systems while still listening to and acting on grower needs for simple, effective and time-saving IRM practices.”

* The Agrisure Viptera 3122 trait stack, the Agrisure Viptera 3220 trait stack and the Agrisure Viptera 3222 trait stack are not currently approved for sale or use in the U.S. and are not being offered or promoted for sale. These products will not be available for sale until all necessary regulatory and key import market approvals have been received.
** Pending receipt of all regulatory and key import market approvals.

Topics:

Leave a Reply

Insecticides Stories

Crop InputsBayer: 5 Reasons We Disagree With Maryland Neonic Ban
April 12, 2016
We’re disappointed that the Maryland legislature chose not to stand up for sound science and the rights of Maryland’s homeowners Read More
Corn Earworm
FungicidesInsects And Diseases In 2016: Early Planting, More Stress
April 4, 2016
First, the good news: If we consider all the issues growers and retailers are facing right now — low commodity Read More
Crop InputsBayer: The Science Is On Our Side In Belt Insecticide Battle
April 1, 2016
You may have seen some media stories about Bayer’s current disagreement with EPA over registrations for our pesticide flubendiamide, marketed Read More
InsecticidesEPA Moves To Cancel The Insecticide Flubendiamide
March 7, 2016
The U.S. EPA is issuing a notice of intent to cancel all Bayer CropScience, LP and Nichino America, Inc., flubendiamide Read More
Trending Articles
Eric SfiligojMissing The Family Ties In Agriculture
April 25, 2016
By its nature, the agriculture market is cyclical. Up and down cycles come and go with a regular pattern. For Read More
HerbicidesHerbicide Resistance In Waterhemp Continues To Grow
April 22, 2016
Twenty-five years ago, waterhemp was virtually unknown to Illinois farmers. Today, the broadleaf weed blankets corn and soybean fields across Read More
Eric SfiligojBiotech Corn Drop More Economics Vs. Consumer Rejection
April 18, 2016
Since their introduction into the agricultural marketplace, biotech crops has steadily grown in acreage in the countries of the world Read More
Crop InputsBayer: 5 Reasons We Disagree With Maryland Neonic Ban
April 12, 2016
We’re disappointed that the Maryland legislature chose not to stand up for sound science and the rights of Maryland’s homeowners Read More
Corn
OpinionChallenging Global Economic Conditions Putting More Heat On U.S. Ag Retailers
April 7, 2016
There it is. That vague, slightly sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach. Things are getting weird out there. Read More
ScoutPro iPad
Precision AgWhat’s Trending In Soil Testing And Scouting
April 6, 2016
Keeping up on soil testing and scouting, especially following unusual weather conditions, can play a role in maximizing yields. Soil Read More
Latest News
BAICOR
CropLife 100BRANDT Acquires Utah Specialty Fertilizer Company
April 28, 2016
BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty ag products, has acquired a majority interest in BAICOR, L.C. BAICOR, Read More
Soybean field
Industry NewsVerdesian Life Sciences Adds Vice President Of Business…
April 28, 2016
Verdesian Life Sciences has announced the addition of Marc Treurniet to the plant health and nutrition company’s management team. Treurniet Read More
ManagementBiotech Crops Developments and Millennials
April 28, 2016
Editors Eric Sfiligoj and Paul Schrimpf talk about the latest activities in biotech crops and a major shift in the Read More
Industry NewsNachurs-Alpine, Pathway Biologic Extend Marketing Agree…
April 28, 2016
Nachurs-Alpine Solutions (Marion, OH) and Pathway Biologic (Plant City, FL) announce an extension to their exclusive marketing agreement specific to Read More
MicronutrientsCharah Add Three Warehouses For SUL4R-PLUS Fertilizer
April 28, 2016
Charah, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired power generation industry, announced today that Read More
Spenser Forgey, Yahama Fortix
FungicidesIndiana Farmer Wins Arysta LifeScience FORTIX Fungicide…
April 28, 2016
Arysta LifeScience North America recently presented Spenser Forgey, a grower from Young America, IN, with a new 2016 Yamaha Grizzly Read More
Corn Field
HerbicidesNew Wilbur‐Ellis Herbicide Targets Volunteer Corn
April 28, 2016
Wilbur‐Ellis Co., a recognized leader in marketing and distribution of crop protection products, as well as precision agriculture technology, has Read More
StewardshipNRCS To Help Farmers Measure Conservation Impacts On Wa…
April 27, 2016
The USDA has announced the availability of $2 million to help farmers install edge-of-field stations that monitor water quality as Read More
Planter in Iowa
EquipmentTop 10 Twitter Pics For #Plant16
April 27, 2016
Despite some wet weather in parts of the Midwest, growers and ag retailers are working feverishly to plant this year’s Read More
HerbicidesHELM AGRO Launches New HELM Sulfentrazone 4F Herbicide
April 26, 2016
HELM AGRO US, Inc. has announced the federal Section 3 registration of its new HELM Sulfentrazone 4F herbicide. Classified as a Read More
Valley Irrigation Valley 8000 series on corn
EquipmentValley Irrigation Receives Environmental Stewardship Ho…
April 26, 2016
Valley Irrigation has been recognized as a Groundwater Guardian Green Site by the Groundwater Foundation. The Groundwater Guardian Green Site Read More
Eric SfiligojMissing The Family Ties In Agriculture
April 25, 2016
By its nature, the agriculture market is cyclical. Up and down cycles come and go with a regular pattern. For Read More
HerbicidesHerbicide Resistance In Waterhemp Continues To Grow
April 22, 2016
Twenty-five years ago, waterhemp was virtually unknown to Illinois farmers. Today, the broadleaf weed blankets corn and soybean fields across Read More
ManagementIllinois Leads The Nation In 4R Certified Nutrient Mana…
April 22, 2016
As Illinois agriculture works to educate farmers about minimizing environmental impact and optimizing the use of ag nutrients, Illinois now leads Read More
Social media
Matt Hopkins7 Social Media Trends Shaping Ag Retail In 2016
April 22, 2016
After writing my last column on why social media is a must for ag retailers, I heard from several readers Read More
Industry NewsArysta LifeScience Adds Corey Abels To Midwest Sales Te…
April 22, 2016
Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced the addition of Corey Abels as Territory Sales Manager for the Midwest region. In Read More
Soybean Field
HerbicidesHELM AGRO US Unveils New Sheridan 25 WG Herbicide
April 22, 2016
HELM AGRO US, Inc. has announced the federal Section 3 registration of its new Sheridan 25 WG herbicide for selective Read More
ManagementCentennial’s Jim Fargo Talks Ag Retail
April 21, 2016
Special guest Jim Fargo discusses challenges facing this CropLife 100 retailer. Read More