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Syngenta receives EPA registration for refuge-in-a-bag corn seed

July 2, 2012

BASEL, Switzerland, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Syngenta announced today that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration approval for two refuge-in-a-bag trait stacks. Agrisure Viptera® 3220 E-Z Refuge(TM) and Agrisure® 3122 E-Z Refuge(TM) feature 5 percent blended refuge and multiple modes of action for corn insect control. Both products will be available for the 2013 planting season.

Davor Pisk, Syngenta COO, said: “The launch of a refuge-in-a-bag offer further enhances our leading corn insect control portfolio, which includes seed treatments and insecticides as well as traits. We are therefore able to offer growers superior convenience and flexibility, enabling them to comply with refuge requirements and to manage the development of resistant insects. Our above-the-ground refuge product Agrisure Viptera® 3220 E-Z Refuge(TM) will be distinguished by the incorporation of the breakthrough Viptera trait, which offers unrivalled control of broad lepidopteran pests.”

Agrisure E-Z Refuge products will be available from Syngenta’s Garst®, Golden Harvest® and NK® seed brands.

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