Since Syngenta and Gavilon Grain, LLC, launched the "Right to Grow program for Agrisure Duracade in early 2014, the total number of locations that will accept the corn trait has grown quickly, recently surpassing 1,650 locations. Rapid adoption of the program, which provides grain marketing opportunities for U.S. farmers who plant hybrids with the Agrisure Duracade trait to control corn rootworm (CRW), has resulted in more than double the number of end-use locations that will accept the trait since July 2014.
"Growers challenged by CRW pressure are seeing results in the field from this technology and the response to the Right to Grow program has been very positive overall, said Chuck Lee, Syngenta head of corn in North America. "In fewer than seven months, the number of accepting locations has grown from 672 to 1,652.
Nick Aberle, a grower from Sabetha, Kan., was impressed with the Right to Grow program the first year. "Initially I had concerns about where I was going to take my grain with Agrisure Duracade, but Gavilon Grain called me and told me what options were available. Working with Gavilon has been pretty simple. They are just a telephone call away for more information.
In 2015, the Right to Grow program offers qualifying farmers a per unit stewardship premium at harvest for each bag of Agrisure Duracade corn planted. In addition, farmers may receive consultative services through Gavilon to help them appropriately steward and market their 2015 Agrisure Duracade grain through an extensive network of accepting locations or on-farm feeding applications. Gavilon will continue to connect qualifying growers with accepting elevators, feedlots, feed mills and other appropriate destinations. Farmers are not required to sell their grain to Gavilon.
Agrisure Duracade is Syngenta's cutting-edge corn rootworm control technology approved in the U.S. It offers the latest corn rootworm technology in the industry in two trait stack options for above- and below-ground insect control. Agrisure Duracade trait stacks are only available in five percent integrated refuge products for easy refuge compliance.
For more information about Agrisure Duracade and the Right to Grow program from Syngenta and Gavilon, visit www.agrisureduracade.com.