China Approves Dicamba
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Wed Feb 3, 2016 08:25 AM CST

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Monsanto Co. has received Chinese import approval for Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and has announced plans to commercially launch the trait in 2016. The genetically engineered (GE) trait technology allows soybeans to tolerate applications of dicamba and glyphosate herbicide.

Last fall Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer announced they would allow preorders for new Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans. The dicamba trait has been deregulated in the United States and Canada, but the company had withheld commercial approval because of the importance of China to the U.S. soybean export market.

Having cleared this major hurdle, the company ...

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