The Department of Agriculture issued its decision to deregulate Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist corn and soybean traits in the U.S.
The decision concluded one of the most thorough reviews of a biotech trait in history. Dow now awaits EPA registration of Enlist Duo herbicide, the companion herbicide to the traits.
Cheminova unveiled a new selective herbicide for burndown and residual control of annual grass and broadleaf weeds in field corn.
With the active ingredients rimsulfuron and thifensulfuron-methyl, Harrow can be applied fallow at pre-plant, pre-emergence and post-emergence. The company says it provides control of key weeds, including annual bluegrass, foxtail, lambsquarters and velvetleaf.
The Department of Agriculture reported that Monsanto’s genetically modified wheat was found growing in a second state.
The wheat, which was never approved for sale, was found at a research facility for Montana State University where Monsanto held field trials between 2000 and 2003. Regulators have said that they can’t explain how the plants escaped.
Wheat containing Monsanto’s herbicide-tolerant trait was also found last year when a farmer in Oregon discovered it growing in his fields.
Verdesian Life Sciences has acquired QC Corp., a producer and supplier of granular and dry micronutrients and ferrous sulfate products.
The Gordon family will continue to lead the day-to-day operations of QC and manage customer relationships, and QC’s employees will also remain actively involved in the business.