Brevant to market dicamba-tolerant soys

Monsanto and Corteva Agriscience has signed a deal that brings Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant soybeans to the new Brevant seed brand in Canada.

The two companies announced the deal June 27.

Monsanto will licence for Roundup Ready 2 Xtend technology for soybeans to Corteva Agriscience, the newly formed company that combines DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences.

Corteva will have two main seed brands in Canada, Pioneer and Brevant, which will take in what formerly was Dow Seeds.

The deal also will incorporate the Xtend technology into Mycogen and Dairyland Seed brands in the U.S.

“This announcement underscores our commitment to expanding choices for growers to select the appropriate genetic and trait combinations for their farms,” said Mike Dillon, Corteva Agriscience’s global portfolio leader for soybeans.

Xtend trait soybeans are tolerant to both glyphosate and dicamba and give growers increased flexibility in their weed control programs.

The release of more stable dicamba formulations has reduced the volatility of the herbicide, although use continues to need vigilance, and it is mostly used preplant in Ontario.

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