July 20, 2017
China gives import approval for Syngenta Agrisure Duracade® corn trait
Syngenta has received import approval from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture for its Agrisure Duracade® trait, which offers proven control of corn rootworm.
The seeds and crop protection company said in a media release that 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. Growers can expect more choice and exciting new hybrids that offer elite genetics plus the latest in corn rootworm control technology", Erik Fyrwald, CEO, said.
The Agrisure Duracade trait has completed the Food and Drug Administration consultation process, received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency and has been fully deregulated by the US Department of Agriculture since 2013.