Dow Seeks Approval For New Soybeans | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 35 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 29, 2011

Dow Seeks Approval For New Soybeans

Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: soybeans, herbicides, GMO
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Dow is targeting the soybean market.
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Dow Chemical and the gene trait provider M.S. Technologies have made a joint submission to USDA for the first-ever soybean (shown) that tolerates three herbicides: glyphosate, glufosinate, and a quaternary ammonium salt of 2,4-D. Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soybeans, which tolerate glyphosate, are the dominant soybean planted today.
 
Dow is targeting the soybean market.
Credit: Shutterstock

Dow Chemical and the gene trait provider M.S. Technologies have made a joint submission to USDA for the first-ever soybean that tolerates three herbicides: glyphosate, glufosinate, and a quaternary ammonium salt of 2,4-D. Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soybeans, which tolerate glyphosate, are the dominant soybean planted today. But Dow notes that many weeds are becoming resistant to glyphosate. Pending regulatory approvals, the company expects the new soybeans to be available by mid-decade.

 
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