Nov. 3, 2011
Syngenta announced that the Ministry of Agriculture in Argentina has approved its triple corn stack Bt11 x MIR162 x GA21 for cultivation in the country. The triple stack, which has already been successfully launched in Brazil (AgroNews 2011-02-09
), will be available to Argentine growers for the 2012/2013 season.
"The approval of our triple stack corn seed confirms our leading offer for insect control in Argentina," said John Atkin, Syngenta Chief Operating Officer. "It adds to the array of technology we are now bringing to corn growers as an integrated offer, including market-leading seed care and crop protection. Triple stack corn will be just one component contributing to the significant sales growth and market share gains which we expect to achieve in coming years."
The triple corn stack Bt11 x MIR162 x GA21 combines herbicide tolerance and insect resistance. The MIR162 trait (Agrisure Viptera
(TM)) offers outstanding control of fall army worm, sugarcane borer and corn earworm, the main insect threats to corn in Argentina, and of other damaging lepidopteran pests.