AgroSciences, Syngenta share seed traits

INDIANAPOLIS — Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta plan to cross license their respective corn traits for commercialization within their branded seed businesses.

Under the terms of the agreement, Syngenta will receive global nonexclusive licenses, with stacking rights, to Dow AgroSciences’ Herculex I Insect Protection for broad lepidopteran control, Herculex RW Rootworm Protection for corn rootworm control and to Herculex XTRA, which is a combination of Herculex I and Herculex RW.

Additionally, Dow AgroSciences will receive global nonexclusive licenses with stacking rights to Syngenta’s Agrisure GT trait for glyphosate tolerance, and to its insect control traits Agrisure CB/LL for corn borer and Agrisure RW for corn rootworm.

The licenses also include access to Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera trait for broad lepidoptera and to a second-generation trait for corn rootworm control.

Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

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