Pre-Order Opportunities
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:57 AM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Monsanto officials revealed their contingency plan for sale of the new Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean lineup for 2016. Farmers will be allowed to pre-order seeds carrying traits that allow use with glyphosate and dicamba with a guarantee of substitute product if commercialization does not occur.

While the Xtend trait, which gives dicamba tolerance, was deregulated in the United States earlier this year, Monsanto's herbicide component of the package awaits clearance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). BASF also has a low-volatility formulation of dicamba called Engenia that awaits registration. In addition, the trait does not ...

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