By Guest Blogger: Iris Tzafrir, Agrisure Traits Product Lead, Syngenta
In fields with high corn rootworm pressure, we know that effective and lasting control is top of
mind for all corn growers. Fluctuating insect pressures and farming practices, such as continuous
cornoncorn, complicate control of a pest that’s already difficult to manage. Syngenta offers tools
to help growers gain control and manage CRW and other corn soil pests in a sustainable way
through a combination of the latest trait technology and the best pest management practices.
Agrisure Duracade®, the latest corn rootworm control trait from Syngenta, will be available in
select Master’s Choice hybrids for 2016 planting.
The Agrisure Duracade trait features a unique mode of action that is an essential tool in a long-
term, wholefarm CRW management strategy. Agrisure Duracade expresses a protein that binds
differently in the gut of the rootworm, making it unique among other available traits. In a USDA
study, Agrisure Duracade showed 99.79% reduction in adult beetle emergence, higher than any
current CRW product on the market*.
Through effective control of Western, Northern and Mexican CRW, Agrisure Duracade helps corn
plants develop stronger, more robust root systems that supply optimal water and nutrient uptake.
Stronger roots lead to healthier plants that stand all season long, maximizing the genetic yield
potential of your hybrids and producing higherquality corn for end uses such as livestock feed.
The Agrisure Duracade trait is always stacked with a second, proven mode of action offering dual
modes of CRW control plus an integrated refuge in one convenient product. Agrisure Duracade
trait stacks combine the Agrisure Duracade trait with other insect control and herbicidetolerant
trait technologies to manage a broad spectrum of above and belowground pests and provide
tolerance to glyphosate herbicides.
We are excited to offer you the opportunity to plant hybrids with Agrisure Duracade next season,
and trust that you will find it to be an integral part of your CRW management strategy. Speak with
your Master’s Choice representative about available hybrids with Agrisure Duracade for 2016
You can find out more about Agrisure Duracade at www.agrisureduracade.com or view our online CRW Decision Tool.
* Mortality Impact of Bt Transgenic Maize Roots Expressing eCry3.1Ab, mCry3A and eCry3.1Ab plus mCry3A on Western Corn Rootworm Larvae in the Field. Bruce E. Hibbard, Daniel L. Frank, Ryan Kurtz, Eric Boudreau, Mark R. Ellersieck, and J.
Frederick Odhiambo. Journal of Economic Entomology. 2011, 104 (5). 15841591.
Agrisure Duracade® is a trademark of a Syngenta Group Company.
Photo Credit: Richard C. Edwards, Purdue University, Bugwood.org