Syngenta receives approval for new corn technologies in Brazil
* MIR162 corn and Bt11xGA21 stacked corn receive approvals
* Brazilian growers to gain increased competitiveness and productivity
* Further strengthens Syngenta portfolio in Brazilian market
Syngenta announced today that its genetically modified corn traits MIR162 and Bt11xGA21 are now fully approved for cultivation in Brazil. This follows the approval by the National Biosafety Committee and the thirty day clearance period. The approval of these advanced technologies will offer Brazilian growers increased productivity, higher grain quality and reduced production costs.
“These approvals reinforce Syngenta’s leading position in technology and innovation, strengthen our portfolio of solutions and will enable Brazilian growers to increase their efficiency and global competitiveness, said Davor Pisk, Chief Operating Officer Seeds.
The efficacy and broad spectrum of MIR162 make it the most advanced technology available today to control the fall army worm, the main insect threat to corn in Brazil. The stacked corn trait Bt11xGA21 offers higher value and convenience for growers through combined insect resistance and herbicide tolerance.
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with more than 24,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please go to www.syngenta.com or www.growmorefromless.com.
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