Biotech Updates

USDA APHIS Opens GE Creeping Bentgrass Deregulation Petition for Public Comment

January 13, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) released the petition submitted by The Scotts Company and Monsanto seeking deregulation of creeping bentgrass with improved resistance to herbicide glyphosate (ASR368). The petition will be available for public review from January 8 to March 6, 2016.

The CP4 EPSPS protein present in GE creeping bentgrass is similar to that expressed in Roundup Ready® corn and other glyphosate tolerant crops such as cotton, soybean, corn, sugar beet, canola, alfalfa that have been previously reviewed and granted nonregulated status by USDA-APHIS.

Read the petition at the USDA APHIS website.