The Agrisure Viptera® 3111 trait stack controls more insects than any other trait stack on the market. It features demonstrated, unsurpassed multi-pest control of 14 yield- and quality-robbing insects including corn borer, corn rootworm and the multi-pest complex, a collection of insects that cost American corn growers more than $1.1 billion annually in lost yield and grain quality*. The Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack offers the broadest available spectrum of above- and below-ground insect control. This stack also offers the same herbicide flexibility as the Agrisure 3000GT triple stack, with a choice of either glyphosate or glufosinate applications.
Through its breakthrough control of ear-feeding insects, the Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack also has been shown to help protect corn against the development of mycotoxins (all fungal toxins, including aflatoxin), estimated to cause crop losses of $932 million annually in the United States alone**. Aflatoxin, which can harm humans and animals when found in grain at concentrations above an accepted threshold, is a byproduct of fungal infections. These infections frequently are found at sites of insect damage. The breakthrough insect control provided by the Agrisure Viptera trait has shown to keep damaging aflatoxins from robbing growers of both grain in the field and revenue at the elevator.
* Census 2007 USDA, USDA Risk Management Agency’s internal indemnity database. Aflatoxin Center of Excellence of the South, Syngenta Entomology Research.
** Council for Agriculture Science and Technology. "Mycotoxins: Risks in Plant, Animal, and Human Systems." Task Force Report 139. Ames, IA. 2003.