Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant soybeans approved

Monsanto Company’s dicamba-tolerant soybean product has received full food, feed and environmental release approval from Health Canada (HC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The approval brings Monsanto Canada one step closer to introducing dicamba tolerance stacked with Monsanto’s existing Genuity(R) Roundup Ready 2 Yield(R) trait technology in soybeans. Plans are to commercially brand this biotech stacked soybean product as Genuity(R) Roundup Ready(R) 2 Xtend.

Dicamba herbicide provides effective control of over 95 annual and biennial weed species and suppression of over 100 perennial broadleaf and woody species. The Roundup Ready(R) Xtend Crop System is expected to be available in time for the 2014 growing season.

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