European Commission grants grain import approval for Syngenta Agrisure Duracade® corn trait

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Syngenta announced today it has received import approval for the Agrisure Duracade® trait (event 5307) from the European Commission.

The trait features a unique mode of action that controls corn rootworm (CRW) differently than other traits on the market. In research trials, Agrisure Duracade has demonstrated a very high level of efficacy in controlling CRW.  

“This trait approval is an important milestone demonstrating our commitment to bring new, innovative technologies to help growers protect and maximize their yield,” said David Hollinrake, president of Syngenta Seeds, North America. “The Agrisure Duracade trait gives a new trait rotational option for CRW management for a healthier corn crop and higher yield potential.”

The approval covers corn grain and its derived products for food and feed use within the countries of the European Union (EU).

“Effective control of CRW helps hybrids develop a stronger, more robust root system that supplies plants with optimal water and nutrient uptake. Stronger roots lead to healthier plants, helping to realize the crop’s genetic yield potential and increase profit potential,” said Dan Wright, Head of Seeds for Syngenta Canada.

Agrisure Duracade has been approved for cultivation in Canada and will be available as stacked trait hybrids (Agrisure Duracade 5222 E-Z Refuge® and Agrisure Duracade 5122 E-Z Refuge®) and all of the individual components of these stacks are now approved.

For more information about the Agrisure Duracade trait or available trait stacks, please contact your local Syngenta Representative, visit, or call our Customer Interaction Centre at 1-87-SYNGENTA (1-877-964-3682).

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