Syngenta has announced the availability of Agrisure 3000GT, the latest addition to the Agrisure brand of high-performance corn traits, for the 2008 planting season.

Agrisure 3000GT is a quad stack that protects the corn crop against both corn borer and corn rootworm while providing exceptional tolerance to in-season applications of both glyphosate and Liberty herbicides.

Agrisure 3000GT combines the powerful, proven glyphosate tolerance of Agrisure GT with the insect resistance provided by Agrisure CB/LL/RW, which has demonstrated a 42 bushels per acre yield advantage over the untreated isoline in field trials.

With built-in tolerance to glyphosate and Liberty herbicides, growers enjoy a trait solution for either glyphosate- or glufosinate-tolerant volunteers in corn-on-corn rotations.

“Agrisure 3000GT gives growers more freedom than ever before to maximize yields and capitalize on higher grain prices and new market opportunities,” says Tracy Mader, Agrisure brand manager, Syngenta Seeds. “Additionally, growers can have confidence that the advanced trait insertion process used by Syngenta protects the existing yield potential of the hybrid.”

Syngenta maintains the genetic integrity of the hybrid by integrating trait genes such as Agrisure 3000GT directly into elite seed lines. The result is a rapid, efficient transfer of the desired DNA into new hybrids for outstanding insect control and herbicide tolerance without compromising the performance of the hybrid.

“Growers can plant this quad stack knowing they have built-in insect protection and herbicide tolerance, and a hybrid that is still going to perform to its highest potential,” Mader adds. “Plus, with their purchase of Agrisure corn traits, growers are eligible for AgriEdge Corn programs.”

AgriEdge Corn programs help increase productivity by minimizing yield-limiting factors throughout the season. Industry-leading crop loss and replant assurances help minimize risk.

“AgriEdge lets growers enjoy unmatched flexibility,” says Rex Wichert, AgriEdge corn business manager, Syngenta. “If a grower plants a hybrid containing Agrisure 3000GT, but does not use the GT or LL trait, Syngenta reimburses the grower for the full value of the unused trait. This feature allows growers flexibility in focusing on yield potential and only paying for the technology they use.”

Syngenta introduced Agrisure biotech traits for corn in 2005 with the launch of Agrisure GT. The Agrisure traits lineup has grown substantially and now includes Agrisure GT, Agrisure LL, Agrisure CB/LL (season-long corn borer control), Agrisure GT/CB/LL, Agrisure RW and Agrisure GT/RW.

Today, Agrisure traits are available in elite genetics from Garst, Golden Harvest, NK and more than 150 other seed brands.

Agrisure 3000GT has full U.S. government approvals for planting in the U.S.

For more information on Agrisure 3000GT, Agrisure traits and AgriEdge programs, please go to www.agrisuretraits.com.