Crop Biotech Update

HarvXtra® Alfalfa Trait Deregulated in Argentina

June 20, 2018

HarvXtra® Alfalfa, the forage industry's first genetically enhanced, reduced-lignin alfalfa trait, developed to maximize quality by reducing the amount of lignin in the plant, has been deregulated by authorities in Argentina, making it the third country to deregulate the product following the United States and Canada.

HarvXtra® Alfalfa gives farmers flexibility, as the amount of lignin in the alfalfa plant is modified beyond what is possible with conventional breeding. This gives farmers the ability to maintain harvest for higher-quality forage or delay harvest to maximize yield potential without sacrificing quality. Just as in the U.S., HarvXtra® Alfalfa will be sold in a trait stack with Roundup Ready® Technology. HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology will be offered to farmers in Argentina for planting in 2019.

For more details, read the news article from Forage Genetics.