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Syngenta says corn hybrids outperform competitors' seeds in drought conditions

12:55 PM MST | December 4, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Syngenta says results from expanded US field trials during the 2012 growing season have confirmed that corn hybrids with the Agrisure Artesian native trait outperform comparable hybrids in drought conditions. An average yield advantage of around 17% was observed across severe and extreme drought conditions. In areas of severe drought stress, Agrisure Artesian hybrids increased yields by 12%. The yield gain in extreme drought conditions reached 48%. Under moderate drought and in good conditions, Agrisure Artesian technology matched or exceeded the yield of...

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