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Track These Traits
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Thu Mar 20, 2014 01:45 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Know before you grow are words to plant by this spring. Syngenta's new genetically engineered rootworm trait called Duracade has yet to receive regulatory approval in China and the European Union. Seed companies are reporting that a few growers have shifted from hybrids containing that trait to other seeds due to the uncertainty of acceptance in export markets.

"Growers need to understand there might be marketing problems at the end of the year," said Nathan Fields, National Corn Growers Association director of biotechnology and economic analysis. "We're trying to get the word out before planting and ...

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