Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of In a release, the Company noted that this will provide in-plant protection of lepidopteran pests.
The Company said that the trait provides broad in-plant protection against lepidopteran pests such as fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), soybean looper (Pseudoplusia includens), velvetbean caterpillar (Anticarsia gemmatalis), soybean podworm (Helicoverpa gelotopoeon), and tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens) as well as Rachiplusia nu.
Submitted to regulatory authorities for approval in key soybean countries as part of the global authorization process, the trait is initially targeted for commercialization in
Upon regulatory approvals, the soybean insect-resistant trait will be offered as a stack with the company's Enlist soybean traits in elite and high-yielding varieties.
"Our insect-resistant soybean trait is a major advancement of outstanding technology that will help farmers who struggle more every season to control significant lepidopteran pests," said Rolando Meninato, global leader, Seeds Traits, and Oils, Dow AgroSciences. "By developing this new technology in combination with the Enlist Weed Control System, we will be able to provide a significant, multi-trait product with the broadest pest control package that enables both insect and weed control so soybeans can deliver their yield potential."
The Company said the trait package is expected to be available in soybean varieties for the Brazilian and Argentinean markets in the next three to five years.
Dow AgroSciences develops crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions. Dow AgroSciences is a subsidiary of
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Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of
In a release, the Company noted that this will provide in-plant protection of lepidopteran pests.