Crop Biotech Update

Argentina Gives Final Regulatory Approval for Stress Tolerant Soybeans

October 14, 2015

The Argentinean Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries approved the HB4 stress tolerance trait in soybeans developed by Arcadia Biosciences Inc. in partnership with Verdeca. After six seasons of multi-location field trials in Argentina and the U.S., including three years of regulatory field trials, the stress tolerant soybean exhibited improved yield by up to 14 percent under multiple stresses such as drought and low water conditions, which are the typical conditions in soybean production areas. With the Argentinean regulatory process complete, the developers will now focus on gaining approval to export HB4 soybeans to China, the largest importer of South American soybeans.

Read the media release from Arcadia Biosciences.