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Farmers to gain access to Monsanto's soybeans in 2016

Staff writer |
Monsanto said its commercial launch plans for its Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans after it received import approval in China.

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This technology is now available in the United States and Canada in time for the 2016 season.

Monsanto's Asgrow, Channel and regional brands, along with Corn States licensees, expect to introduce more than 70 soybean products across eight maturity groups with agronomic traits including resistance to nematodes and phytophthora root rot.

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans are broadly licensed to more than 100 seed brands.

Although Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans are tolerant to both glyphosate and dicamba herbicides, the use of dicamba herbicide over the top of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans remains in late stage of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) review and is not currently approved by the EPA.

Once approved, the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System – including Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton – will offer growers a vital tool for managing tough-to-control and glyphosate-resistant weeds.

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