For 2009, Syngenta Seeds is expanding its Agrisure line-up with 91 new corn hybrids. Included are 44 hybrids featuring the Agrisure 3000GT triple stack, the first triple stack with no history of yield drag, the company says.

Hybrids with the Agrisure 3000GT trait stack help growers launch maximum yield performance while providing the flexibility to choose management practices that fit their needs, Syngenta says.

Agrisure 3000GT hybrids protect against corn borer and corn rootworms, and provide tolerance to in-season applications of either glyphosate herbicides such as Touchdown herbicide brands, or glufosinate herbicides such as Liberty or Ignite brands.

In addition, Agrisure 3000GT hybrids tap a technology integration process to combine high-performance traits with elite genetics without yield drag, the company says. Version testing showed that adding the Agrisure GT trait to Agrisure CB/LL/RW hybrids resulted in a 1.9 bushel per acre positive yield trend.

“We know yield is what matters,” said Tracy Mader, marketing manager for Agrisure Corn Traits. “We’ve taken great care in leveraging the science of trait integration technology with the art of plant breeding to produce hybrids built for yield. Knowing that Syngenta scientists have set rigorous standards and work with only elite genetics, growers can have complete confidence in their crop yields.”

The new hybrids range from an early 72 days relative maturity (RM) to a late 118 days RM and feature agronomic characteristics such as drought tolerance, fast drydown, exceptional stalk strength, great standability and disease tolerance to help growers maximize yield, Syngenta says.

The 91 new corn hybrids include 34 new Garst hybrids, 26 new Golden Harvest hybrids, and 31 hybrids for NK.

More information is available at www.syngenta.com.