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Crop Biotech Update

Argentina to Release First Biotech Soybean from China

August 29, 2018

The Argentine Official Register announced the public consultation required for the release of the first soybean trait developed by a Chinese company, Beijing Da-Bei-Nong Technology Group (DBN). The soybean event DBN 09004-6 has glyphosate and glufosinate tolerance traits. Once this becomes commercialized, Argentine farmers would have additional option to combat weeds in soybean fields.

DBN has been developing new traits to improve crop productivity. In 2013, DBN signed an agreement with Bioceres to facilitate the regulatory process of DBN's traits in Argentina, and Bioceres' traits in China.

View the Official Register announcement (in Spanish) and other details in eFarmNews Argentina.