Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dow gains approval for 2,4-D corn

Corn that can tolerate 2,4-D weed spray will be on the Canadian market next year and soybeans will follow in 2015, says Dow AgroSciences.

It received approval from the Canadian government last week to market corn and soybeans with the new trait.

The corn will be marketed under the Enlist label.

The 2,4-D tolerance is stacked on top of glyphosate (Roundup) resistance and insect-resistance traits.

The Canadian approvals have come from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada. They scrutinized data the company provided to gain approvals for food, feed and the environment.