Japan Approves Agrisure Technology

Syngenta Seeds, Inc. has received approval from Japanese regulatory authorities for the Agrisure Viptera trait, the Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack, and the Agrisure Viptera 3110 trait stack.

The Agrisure Viptera 3111 stack, which will be the most widely available Agrisure Viptera trait stack, combines the Agrisure Viptera trait with the Agrisure 3000GT triple stack. These regulatory approvals allow the importation of U.S. corn grown with Agrisure Viptera trait stacks for food or feed use within Japan and clears the way for U.S. corn growers to plant corn hybrids with the Agrisure Viptera trait during the 2011 planting season.

The Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack offers the broadest control of insects in corn trait history. The Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack provides broad spectrum of above-ground insect control because of Vip3A, the industry‘s first non-Cry (non-crystalline) insect control protein. Vip3A 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.

“We are pleased that the Japanese government has given final approval to importing grain grown from corn hybrids with the Agrisure Viptera trait,” says David Morgan, president of Syngenta Seeds. “U.S. growers now have access to trait technology that provides a level of insect control previously unavailable anywhere in the industry.”

For more information about the Agrisure Viptera trait and the Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack, visit www.agrisureviptera.com.

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