Biotech Updates

Corn and Soybean with New Herbicide Tolerance Traits

March 5, 2010

Corn and soybean with new herbicide trait technology developed by Dow AgroSciences are now being reviewed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for regulatory approval. The herbicide tolerance trait technology package for corn includes tolerance to the herbicide 2,4-D and the FOP family of herbicide while the 2,4-D and glufosinate herbicide tolerant package is contained in soybean.

The corn and soybean trait packages will be available in elite germplasm and offer improved weed control capabilities for a broader-spectrum weed control of hard-to-control glyphoshate-resistant weeds. The recent submission to the USDA will hopefully lead to the planned U.S. introduction of the improved corn in 2012 and a commercial launch in 2014, and with soybean planned to be introduced in 2013 with a commercial launch in 2014.

For details, see the press release at