Syngenta Seeds announced that the USDA has deregulated its Agrisure Viptera trait. The Agrisure Viptera trait plus Agrisure 3000GT stack provides control of aboveground and belowground insects such as corn earworm, fall armyworm, western bean cutworm, black cutworm, dingy cutworm, stalk borer and sugarcane borer. According to Syngenta, research shows the Agrisure Viptera trait also can reduce the development of molds and mycotoxins.

“U.S. agriculture benefits when growers have access to a broad array of trait choices,” said David Morgan, president at Syngenta Seeds. “With the Agrisure Viptera trait, Syngenta is offering growers a totally new choice for insect control in a breakthrough product.”

Growers in some areas will have the opportunity to view corn hybrids with the Agrisure Viptera trait this summer in field trials. Syngenta expects hybrids containing the Agrisure Viptera trait to be available for planting in the U.S. in 2011.

For more information, contact Agrisure CornTraits, Dept. FIN, 11055 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55305, 612/656-8600, www.agrisuretraits.com. Or contact your local Garst or Golden Harvest dealer or NK Seeds retailer.