Biotech Updates

Monsanto Completes Key Regulatory Submission for Dicamba Herbicide Tolerant Soybean

July 16, 2010

Monsanto company has recently announced that regulatory submission to the US Department of Agriculture has been submitted for soybean resistant to herbicide dicamba. The trait is planned to be stacked with the high yielding and glyphosate resistant soybean to provide farmers with more weed management options especially with broad leaf weeds.

"We continue to identify and develop additional options to help soybean farmers protect and increase their yields and better control weeds and other soybean pests," said Roy Fuchs, global oilseeds lead for Monsanto. "This new biotech trait, combined with the Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield trait, would offer growers a flexible and effective weed management system for soybeans along with greater yield opportunity."

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