Trait Territory Defined
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:56 AM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Syngenta is trying to put a fence around its new genetically-engineered rootworm trait called Agrisure Duracade for 2014. Sales of the new trait will be limited to a specific U.S. marketing region that corresponds to a trading relationship with Gavilon Grain Company.

Syngenta signed an agreement with Gavilon in February as a way to specifically funnel corn produced from the Duracade trait into the grain stream. The trait has become controversial because it is not yet cleared for import into China and the European Union.

The issue over the new Duracade trait follows the rejection by ...

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