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Monsanto's Dicamba-Tolerant Soybeans Approved in Canada

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Monsanto Canada says its dicamba-tolerant soybean product has received full food, feed and environmental release approval from Health Canada (HC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

In a release Oct. 29, Monsanto said approval brings it one step closer to introducing dicamba-tolerance stacked with its Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield trait technology in soybeans. Plans are to commercially brand this biotech stacked soybean product as Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Xtend.

The next step is to notify Canadian regulatory authorities on the combined trait stack. This is expected to be completed by the end of this month.

Monsanto said combining both dicamba and glyphosate tolerance in one product would give farmers the option of applying Roundup Weathermax herbicide and low-volatility formulations of dicamba, separately or as a tank mix. The company said it is also developing next-generation glyphosate and lower-volatility dicamba formulations to complement the new crop system.