Drought Tolerant HB4 Soybeans Introduced in ArgentinaAugust 15, 2018
A new soybean trait is bound to help farmers get compelling yield increases even under challenging climate conditions. The new technology dubbed as the HB4 soybean trait was presented by Verdeca at the AAPRESID Congress held in Cordoba, Argentina on August 8-10, 2018. The introduction of the new technology aims to invite soybean growers to participate in the testing of the trait as the initial step towards commercialization.
"HB4 technology will give growers a unique tool to help combat the challenges of managing climate variability," said Federico Trucco, CEO of Bioceres. Verdeca is a joint venture of Bioceres and Arcadia Biosciences. "Field trials conducted in the difficult drought conditions faced by Argentina's farmers in 2018 further validated this belief." "Positive results of our HB4 technology have been demonstrated in numerous field trials in major soybean production areas in South America and the U.S.," said Raj Ketkar, president and CEO of Arcadia Biosciences. "The technology is currently being bred into elite soybean varieties by Verdeca's seed company partners, and we are preparing for the commercial launch of HB4 in 2019, pending regulatory approval in China."
Argentina and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration have released approvals for the HB4 trait. Regulatory submissions are currently under consideration by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Brazil, and China.
Read the media release from Arcadia Biosciences.
Biotech Updates is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. It is distributed for free to over 22,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- Fall Armyworm Expected to Spread from India to Other Parts of Asia
- Ghana Inspired by Nigeria's Bt Cotton Commercialization
- Consistency in Biotech Reporting Vital in Cultivating Public Awareness
- Indigenous Mexican Corn Variety Captures Nitrogen from Air
- Drought Tolerant HB4 Soybeans Introduced in Argentina
- FDA Approves Sugar from Brazil's Bt Sugarcane
- Asian Food Safety Association Conference Tackles Strategies for Food Security
- Scientists Unlock Seed Germination Process
- RNA-based pesticide, an Environmentally Friendly Alternative in Pre- and Post-harvest Plant Protection
- Researchers Study Spatial Distribution and Losses Caused by Corn Ear Pests in Bt and Non-Bt Corn
- Genome-wide Characterization of Stress-response Gene Family in Cotton
- Wheat TaNBP1 Gene Regulates Plant Adaption to Nitrogen Starvation
Beyond Crop Biotech
- Production of Genome-Edited Rats Using rGONAD Method
- 6th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference
- Researchers Develop CRISPR System for Salsifies
- Camelina Fatty Acid Composition Improved Using CRISPR
- CRISPR Removes Bitter Compound in Potato Hairy Roots
Read the latest:
- Biotech Updates (February 1, 2023)
- Genome Editing Supplement (January 18, 2023)
- Gene Drive Supplement (January 25, 2023)
Subscribe to BU: