Biotech Updates

RT Canola Available in Australia Next Year

October 15, 2014

Australia's first dual trait herbicide tolerant canola varieties are set to be released in 2015. The varieties will contain triazine and glyphosate tolerance traits (RT). The RT products will be available through Pacific Seeds.

Canola farmers have expressed their excitement about the new technology, saying that it will provide a good suite of tools in terms of weed management. Brett Hosking, president of Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) said, "It will be good to be able to have some flexibility in terms of chemical rotations, and it will help prevent herbicide resistance."

According to Pacific Seeds Technical Manager, Justin Kudnig, over 500 agronomists and consultants have visited the trials evaluating the RT technology and they witnessed the efficacy of the new technology.