Corn Hybrid Portfolio



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Our seed advisors are dedicated to your success. That means translating the knowledge of our agronomic research team— backed by millions of dollars in Syngenta research—into recommendations tailored to your region, your field, your exact situation. When you plant NK® brand products, you get more than high-performing hybrids and seed varieties, you get answers to the critical issues facing today’s grower. When you work with a NK Seed Advisor you will get the best germplasm available, proprietary genetics and traits and innovative products and services.



The Agrisure® product line is comprised of high-performance traits available in elite hybrids, developed to provide best-in-class insect control and exceptional herbicide tolerance in corn. Agrisure traits offer growers new opportunities to maximize their yields and grow their business.

Agrisure Viptera 3111

(The Agrisure Viptera Trait + Agrisure 3000GT)

The Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack controls more insects than any other product on the market. It features demonstrated, unsurpassed multi-pest control of 14 yield- and quality-robbing insects including corn borer, corn rootworm and the multi-pest complex, a collection of insects that cost American corn growers more than $1.1 billion annually in lost yield and grain quality*. The Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack offers the broadest available spectrum of above- and below-ground insect control. This  stack also offers the same herbicide flexibility as the Agrisure 3000GT triple stack, with a choice of either glyphosate or glufosinate applications.
The Agrisure Viptera trait is the newest addition to Syngenta’s Agrisure system of high-performance traits. Agrisure Viptera trait technology features Vip3A, a new mode of action that has demonstrated breakthrough control of the multi-pest complex.
In Syngenta trials, hybrids with the Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack provided an average yield advantage of 14.3 bu/A vs. traditional triple stack hybrids under significant corn earworm pressure. In areas of extremely heavy corn earworm pressure, the yield advantage increased to up to 32 bu/A**.
Products containing the Agrisure Viptera trait will not be available for sale prior to Syngenta obtaining all necessary import approvals.
*Sources: Census 2007 USDA, USDA Risk Management Agency’s internal indemnity database, Aflatoxin Center of Excellence of the South, Syngenta Entomologists.
**All Syngenta strip trial comparisons are completed with hybrids of similar RMs, adjusted for moisture to +/- 3 points and of equivalent trait classes unless otherwise noted. Isolines used for comparison featured identical genetics to the test hybrids but did not contain the Agrisure Viptera trait.
Black Cutworm
Agrisure Viptera Trait vs. Black Cutworm
Syngenta introduces the Agrisure Viptera trait to control a broad spectrum of corn pests. Time-lapse video footage captures black cutworm damage to corn with no Agrisure Viptera trait verses corn with the Agrisure Viptera trait.
Fall Armyworm
Multi-Pest Complex Field Tour 
Chet Chaney, Syngenta Agronomist and Roy Parker, Extension Entomologist at Texas A&M, tour a test plot while providing information about the multi-pest complex with a special focus on corn earworm. Field trial results included.
Corn Earworm Virtual Field Tour
Agrisure Viptera trait Protects Against Multi-Pest Damage
The Agrisure Viptera trait provides protection against the multi-pest complex for the entire growing season via a novel mode of action. This virtual field tour shows a six-day comparison of corn with and without the Agrisure Viptera trait, demonstrating the remarkable difference.


 Proving Our Commitment To Growers Through High Performing Corn Products and Innovative Technology

We develop high performing products that work harder for you on your farm.  

Syngenta tests thousands of potential new products every year in more than two million research plots at 19 locations across the United States and winter nurseries across the globe. As a result, our researchers work with the most diverse base of genetics in the industry, a diversity which is essential to breeding high performing corn hybrids for optimal yield performance in a vast wide range of product environments that work best in your field.

We continue to invest and explore new methods to help you maximize your yield. Through our Agrisure® traits, we’ve launched our 2nd proprietary corn trait in five years, the Agrisure Viptera™ trait. Our Agrisure Viptera™ 3111 trait stack, harnesses that technology to control more insects than any other product.  And our commitment to you continues with plans for a new trait offering this fall that will help optimize the use of water. 

At Syngenta, we are committed to finding better ways of combining new technology with superior genetics to maximize the yield on every acre of your field.  Put Syngenta products to work for you today. You’ll find the proof is in the performance.

Agrisure Artesian technology represents the industry’s first
water-optimized corn technology and is the newest addition to the Agrisure® family of high-performance trait products.

 Corn hybrids with Agrisure Artesian technology have the potential to deliver 15% yield preservation under moisture stress.

With Agrisure Artesian technology: 

Western Corn Belt growers can use available moisture more efficiently, resulting in higher yields on water-stressed acres including dryland and limited-irrigation farms.

  • Central and Eastern Corn Belt growers can help stabilize yields in years of inconsistent rainfall or in fields with variable soil types and/or low soil moisture-holding capacity.
  • Hybrids with Agrisure Artesian technology demonstrate no yield drag under favorable growing conditions.


Gene Association Mapping, a Syngenta technology process, allows Syngenta to identify and select multiple genes within the corn genome that have distinctive modes of action and are responsible for drought protection mechanisms in corn. These multiple genes are then introduced into elite germplasm for testing and evaluation in a variety of managed stress environments including dryland, limited irrigated, irrigated and non-irrigated high yield.

Syngenta’s unique multiple modes of action approach allows the plant to yield more under water stress conditions throughout the growing season. Plant performance is enhanced regardless of which stage of development the plant is in when water stress occurs.


The Agrisure 3000GT triple stack provides the ultimate in yield protection and the flexibility to choose management practices that meet individual needs.

Agrisure 3000GT Advantages

*  In 2005-2007 field trials, corn hybrids with the protection of the Agrisure RW trait yielded an average of 27.9 bu/A more than the negative isoline in areas of heavy corn rootworm infestation.


* In areas of very heavy rootworm pressure, the average yield increase rose to 56 bu/A.

* The Agrisure GT trait, through the proven GA21 event, provides hybrids with excellent tolerance to glyphosate herbicides at even six times the labeled rate.


* Hybrids that feature Agrisure CB/LL technology have shown an average yield advantage of more than seven bushels per acre, versus non-Bt versions of the same hybrid.

* Results from 2007 Iowa State University corn rootworm trials illustrate the importance of technology integration to bring together genetics and traits for higher yields (link to PDF)

*The  Agrisure RW trait has demonstrated superior efficacy in Syngenta and university field trials against Northern, Western and Mexican corn rootworm.



The Agrisure 3000GT triple stack provides the ultimate in yield protection and the flexibility to choose management practices that meet individual needs.
Hybrids with the Agrisure GT trait  are an excellent choice for refuge acres. These hybrids offer growers a full range of assurances and the freedom to choose their preferred glyphosate brand.
Corn hybrids with the Agrisure GT trait exhibit outstanding tolerance to in-crop applications of glyphosate-based herbicides - the active ingredient in Roundup and Touchdown brand herbicides. Glyphosate controls weeds by inhibiting EPSPS, a key enzyme necessary for photosynthesis. The Agrisure GT trait causes the corn hybrid to overproduce EPSPS so it can withstand applications of glyphosate with minimal damage to the crop or resulting grain.
Corn hybrids with the Agrisure GT trait are carefully selected to provide not only outstanding glyphosate tolerance via the trait, but also to preserve the genetic potential of the hybrid via the proven inbred line conversion process. This dual focus results in new choices of corn hybrids that deliver best in class performance with minimal concerns about either crop safety or yield drag.

Glyphosate Label Recommendations

Manufacturers of glyphosate herbicides are responsible for establishing all use directions, including application timing and rates on glyphosate-tolerant crops. Growers are always advised to read and follow label instructions before buying and using these products.

Roundup® and Roundup Ready® are registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC.


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