News

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Finally Approved by China


After more than a decade of research and development, Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans are approved by China for import for use starting this season.

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans have traits that are tolerant to glyphosate and dicamba herbicides. However, the use of dicamba over the top of Xtend beans is still in the late stages of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) review and is not currently approved. Upon approval, the Roundup Ready Xtend cropping system, which includes Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton, will give farmers another tool they can use for weed management.

“Pending dicamba approval, growers will continue to maximize their yield opportunity through the weed management recommendations and incentives provided by Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions,” says Miriam Paris, Monsanto’s U.S. soybean marketing manager.

The technology will be available in Monsanto’s Asgrow, Channel, regional brands and Corn States licensees (licensed to more than 100 seed brands). The company anticipates more than 70 soybean products spanning eight maturity groups will be available for 2016.

Source: Sonja Begemann, Farm Journal

ProAg Quick Links

Agent Toolbox Grower Toolbox Careers

ProAg News

USDA-OMB Argue Over Trade Aid

Leaders at USDA are taking their case to President Donald Trump to approve the second round of trade-aid payments to farmers....

USDA, WGA Address Land Management Challenges

The USDA and the Western Governors’ Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding to “establish a framework to allow the U.S. Forest Service and WGA to work collaboratively....
Get ProAg updates via email
Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×