USDA deregulates Monsanto’s next-gen weed control trait technology

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its decision to deregulate Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant trait technologies – Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton.

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USDA indicated that its decision will be published in the Federal Register in the near future.

These weed management solutions will provide farmers with more consistent, flexible control of tough-to-manage broadleaf weeds.

"This announcement marks an important milestone for farmers around the world," said Dr Robb Fraley, Monsanto's CTO, "Weeds represent a key pest to agriculture operations around the world and limit crops of much-needed nutrients, sunlight and access to available water resources. We're excited to provide additional tools that can help improve efficiencies on farm and support farmers in bringing more food to harvest for consumers."

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