Syngenta Expands Corn Traits in Vietnam

Asian corn borer

Asian corn borer

Syngenta announced that the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has approved its Bt11 x GA21 double stack corn seed for commercial cultivation in the country. This double stack will be available for the 2015/2016 season.

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Corn hybrids containing the Bt11 trait are designed to control the Asian Corn Borer, the most damaging corn pest in ASEAN countries. GA21 glyphosate tolerance will give farmers greater flexibility in managing weeds, thereby helping them to maximize yield potential.

Syngenta Chief Operating Officer Davor Pisk said: “Today’s announcement is another example of the broad potential of our proprietary corn traits. The decision by the Vietnamese government will give growers access to a wider choice of agricultural technologies and will be a valuable addition to our integrated offers in Vietnam.”