Monsanto gains approval for TruFlex

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada have granted full food, feed and environmental safety approval for Monsanto’s next generation Roundup Ready canola trait, paving the way for what Monsanto anticipates will be a commercial preview launch to farmers in 2014, a Monsanto release says.

The new canola trait will be marketed under the brand name TruFlex Roundup Ready canola and is Monsanto’s latest Genuity canola trait.

TruFlex Roundup Ready canola offers farmers a wider window of application and greater flexibility to use a higher rate of Roundup brand herbicides to provide more effective control of perennial weeds and tough-to-control annual weeds in their canola fields to maximize yield potential.

“Dandelions and foxtail barley are two great examples of weeds that can be controlled with the TruFlex Roundup Ready canola system,” said David Kelner, canola technical lead for Western Canada.

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