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2016 had solid in-field performance of hybrids containing the Agrisure Viptera trait

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Take that, Western bean cutworms and corn earworms!

Across the Corn Belt this past season, hybrids containing the Agrisure Viptera trait demonstrated effective control of above-ground insects in the wake of unexpected insect outbreaks. Growers who planted other corn hybrids were often left with damaged ears and stalks that resulted in lower quality grain and diminished yields.

“Growers face tough decisions when selecting hybrids and trait technologies,” said Iris Tzafrir, commercial traits product lead with Syngenta. “Growers concerned about input costs may consider hybrids with little to no insect control, but they are taking a big gamble on the success of their crop. Choosing hybrids with insect control traits, such as Agrisure Viptera, can help defend a valuable seed investment against unpredictable pest pressure throughout the growing season.”

Image courtesy of Syngenta
Image courtesy of Syngenta

In a Syngenta news release, the company noted that choosing hybrids with insect control traits, such as Agrisure Viptera, can help defend a valuable seed investment against unpredictable pest pressure throughout the growing season.

For more information about Agrisure Viptera hybrids, visit www.agrisureviptera.com.

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