Syngenta Gets China Import Approval

Syngenta, an agriculture company, said pre-market Monday that it has received notification of import approval from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture for its Agrisure Duracade trait. The approval covers corn grain and processing co-products, including dried distillers grains (DDGs), for food and feed use. “Obtaining this regulatory approval opens up new opportunities for our corn seed portfolio,” CEO Erik Fyrwald said in a statement. “Growers can expect more choice and exciting new hybrids that offer elite genetics plus the latest in corn rootworm control technology.”

Corn rootworm costs U.S. growers more than $1 billion annually due to yield losses and costs of control measures.
Agrisure Duracade, which features a unique mode of action, helps deliver control of corn rootworm for a healthier corn crop with higher yield potential.

By Kristin Senesi