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DuPont Pioneer debuts Optimum Leptra

DuPont seed subsidiary DuPont Pioneer is introducing genetically modified insect-resistant maize with three modes of action against lepidopteran pests in the US. Optimum Leptra combines DuPont/Dow AgroSciences' Herculex I (1507 - Bt Cry1F), Monsanto's YieldGard Corn Borer (MON810 - Cry1Ab) and Syngenta's Agrisure Viptera (MIR162 - Vip3Aa20). The company will release six Optimum Leptra hybrids in limited volumes for sale in early 2014.


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