Dicamba Technology Deregulated
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:05 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday deregulated Monsanto's new Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System which gives dicamba tolerance in soybean and cotton. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans are genetically engineered to tolerate a new herbicide formulation of glyphosate and dicamba. Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton plants tolerate glyphosate, dicamba and glufosinate.

The trait system is designed to tackle broadleaf weeds and help farmers control the widespread trend of glyphosate-resistant weeds.

Monsanto now waits for the Environmental Protection Agency to approve the herbicides that match the trait program. USDA's announcement of the trait deregulation indicated EPA is nearing ...

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