A few days ago, Syngenta announced that the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has approved its Bt11 x GA21 double stack corn seed for commercial cultivation in the country. Syngenta, one of the world’s leading companies in the field of Green Biotechnology, have more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries. The company is committed to providing integrated crop solutions and agronomic knowledge which support growers in increasing productivity and crop quality.
Corn hybrids containing the Bt11 trait are designed to control the Asian Corn Borer, the most damaging corn pest in ASEAN countries. GA21 glyphosate tolerance will give farmers greater flexibility in managing weeds, thereby helping them to maximize yield potential. The double stack will be available for the 2015/2016 season.
Syngenta Chief Operating Officer Davor Pisk said: “Today’s announcement is another example of the broad potential of our proprietary corn traits. The decision by the Vietnamese government will give growers access to a wider choice of agricultural technologies and will be a valuable addition to our integrated offers in Vietnam.”