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Posted 26 October 2012. PMN Crop News.

New Agrisure Duracade Trait From Syngenta Receives EPA and FDA Approval

Source: Syngenta Crop Protection-US Press Release.

Minnetonka, Minnesota (October 9, 2012)--Syngenta, a global leader in insect control, announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration of its Agrisure Duracade trait (Event 5307 Corn). This follows the completion of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consultation process in February, which determined that the trait is as safe for human and animal consumption as conventional corn.


The Agrisure Duracade trait expresses a unique protein (eCry3.1Ab) for control of corn rootworm. The proprietary technology has a different mode of action to the Agrisure RW trait (Event MIR604) against rootworm and will serve as another tool for managing this very damaging pest.

The Agrisure Duracade trait will be used to create refuge in a bag product offerings from Syngenta featuring two new trait stacks for corn rootworm control. The Agrisure Duracade 5122 trait stack will combine the Agrisure Duracade trait with the Agrisure RW trait (Event MIR604) for an additional mode of action on corn rootworm, Agrisure CB/LL trait for control of corn borer, the Herculex I trait for a second mode of action on corn borer and for broad lepidopteran control, and the GA21 trait for glyphosate tolerance. The Agrisure Duracade 5222 trait stack will include the same traits as the Agrisure Duracade 5122 trait stack plus the Agrisure Viptera trait for breakthrough control of the multi-pest complex. The Agrisure Duracade 5122 and Agrisure Duracade 5222 trait stacks received approval from the EPA concurrent with the Agrisure Duracade trait.

Jodie McClement