The Agrisure Viptera® 3111 trait stack controls more insects than any other trait stack on the market.  It features demonstrated, unsurpassed multi-pest control of 14 yield- and quality-robbing insects including:
  • Corn Borer 
  • Corn Rootworm 
  • And the multi-pest complex
A collection of insects that cost American corn growers more than $1.1 billion annually in lost yield and grain quality*. 

The Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack offers the broadest available spectrum of above- and below-ground insect control. This  stack also offers the same herbicide flexibility as the Agrisure 3000GT triple stack, with a choice of either glyphosate or glufosinate applications.   

Through its breakthrough control of ear-feeding insects, the Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack also has been shown to help protect corn against the development of mycotoxins (all fungal toxins, including aflatoxin), estimated to cause crop losses of $932 million annually in the United States alone**. 

Aflatoxin, which can harm humans and animals when found in grain at concentrations above an accepted threshold, is a byproduct of fungal infections. These infections frequently are found at sites of insect damage. The breakthrough insect control provided by the Agrisure Viptera trait has shown to keep damaging aflatoxins from robbing growers of both grain in the field and revenue at the elevator.

The Agrisure Duracade™ trait delivers unmatched corn rootworm control. This proprietary technology features a novel mode of action against corn rootworm that is distinct from the Agrisure® RW trait. This trait is the first corn rootworm trait launched with insect resistance management in mind. It will only be available stacked with a second corn rootworm trait via the Agrisure Duracade 5122 and Agrisure Duracade 5222 trait stacks. 

The Agrisure Duracade 5122 trait stack combines the Agrisure Duracade trait with the Agrisure RW trait for dual modes of action against corn rootworm, the Agrisure CB/LL trait for control of corn borer, the Herculex® I trait for an additional mode of action against corn borer and broad lepidopteran control, and the Agrisure GT trait for glyphosate tolerance. 

The Agrisure Duracade 5222 trait stack includes the same traits as the Agrisure Duracade 5122 trait stack with the addition of the Agrisure Viptera® trait for breakthough control of the mult-pest complex, a collection of the most destructive lepidopteran corn pests.  The Agrisure Duracade trait will be available for planting in 2014. 

Advantages:

  • Unmatched corn rootworm control
  • Features the industry's first hybrid Bt insect control protein, eCry3.1A
  • Reduces corn rootworm beetle emergence by 99.79 percent—the highest reported reduction of any corn rootworm trait*
  • Active against Western corn rootworm, Northern corn rootworm and Mexican corn rootworm
  • A brand new mode of action

 

Developed by Syngenta, the leader in water optimization in corn, Agrisure Artesian™ technology provides growers with a new level of season-long drought protection, allowing them to grow more corn in moisture-stressed environments. Hybrids with Agrisure Artesian technology maximize yield when it rains, and increase yield when it doesn’t, improving the return on a grower’s total crop investment. Agrisure Artesian technology helps to reduce financial, emotional and crop stress during gaps in rainfall.

Agrisure Artesian: Strong Performance in Drought Conditions

  • In 2012, more than 1,100 on-farm trials were conducted to prove that hybrids with Agrisure Artesian technology maximize yield when it rains, and increase yield when it doesn't.
  • Under severe and extreme drought conditions, hybrids with Agrisure Artesian technology produced 16.8%, or 10.9 bushels/acre, higher yields compared to the plot average.
  • In cases of extreme drought conditions, hybrids with Agrisure Artesian technology produced yields of 48.4%, or 15.1 bushels/acre, versus the plot average. These hybrids, in some cases, nearly doubled the yield of hybrids without the Agrisure Artesian trait.

In good growing conditions or moderate drought stress, hybrids with Agrisure Artesian technology matched or exceeded the yield of comparable hybrids.


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