Syngenta receives cultivation approval for its herbicide-tolerant, insect-resistant quadruple stack corn in Argentina

BASEL, Switzerland , March 22, 2012 (press release) – Syngenta announced today that the Secretary of Agriculture in Argentina has approved its MIR604 trait and quadruple corn stack Bt11 x MIR162 x GA21x MIR604 (Agrisure Viptera® 4) for cultivation.

"Agrisure Viptera® 4 corn seed sets new standards in insect control by combining Syngenta's corn rootworm trait with the outstanding performance of Agrisure Viptera® against lepidopteran pests," said John Atkin, Syngenta Chief Operating Officer. "This approval shows that we are at the forefront in the introduction of innovative technologies to corn growers in Argentina. These technologies will play an important role in our development of an integrated offer including market-leading seed care and crop protection."

Syngenta's triple stack corn seed with herbicide tolerance and above-ground insect control was approved in November 2011. The addition of the MIR604 trait will represent an important tool for growers as the incidence of corn rootworm in Argentina increases.

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