Dow AgroSciences LLC announced today Canadian approval of the Enlist trait for corn and soy. This will allow for the first-ever cultivation of the traits, which provide tolerance to 2,4-D herbicide, giving Canadian farmers options when dealing with hard-to-control and resistant weeds in both crops. The Enlist corn and Enlist soybean traits have undergone evaluation by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC), and have been approved for food, feed, and environmental release. Approvals are also being sought in the United States, Brazil, and Argentina.
“Farmers around the world have an urgent need to address weed control challenges, and this first cultivation approval enables delivery of one of the most advanced solutions,” says Daniel R. Kittle, global leader, Research and Development at Dow AgroSciences. “The science behind Enlist is novel, very robust and provides the foundation for this new innovation for agriculture as farmers strive to increase productivity to feed the growing world.”
Dow AgroSciences anticipates launching the Enlist Weed Control System in corn in Canada and the United States for the 2013 growing season once regulatory approvals are secured for all components of the system. Launch of the Enlist Weed Control System in soybeans in Canada and the United States is anticipated for the 2015 growing season once regulatory approvals are secured for all components of the system.